Utica, NY (WIBX) - One was a tank commander in the Punchbowl. The other saw action in Operation Blue Jay.

And now, almost sixty years after the fighting stopped, they are serving as Grand Marshalls of Utica's Memorial Day Parade.

Korean War Veterans Thomas O'Toole and Calvin Anacher are being honoured with the task of heading the parade. Utica American Legion Post 229 is organizing the event that takes place at 2:00pm on Monday, May 28, 2012.

For information on participating call Parade Chair Paul Wojcik at (315) 735.7938 or Committee Secretary-Treasurer Joe Fraccola at (315) 794.5296. They can also be reached via e-mail at: parade@uticapost229.org.