This week we salute Edward J. Cyboron of Grand Island.
He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1952 and graduated from basic training in San Diego California. In 1953, he proudly served as a communication technician on the front lines of the Korean War.
On July 27th 1953, he received the coded message stating, the war would end at midnight. Ed heard the sounds of gunfire came to a halt at midnight and said afterwards there was complete silence.
As an experienced communication expert, he was part of a group that traveled into North Korea for the prisoner exchange. 80 U.S. troops were exchanged for 200 of the North Korean's. Ed said it was event that he would never forget.
Ed was nominated by his daughter Judi. She said she wants her dad to remember, "Once a Marine, always a Marine" and added that the family is "so proud that you're ‘Our Marine.'"
After the war, Ed returned to Nebraska and raised three daughters with his wife Rose, who Judi said is her other hero. She said they taught her the true meaning of love, respect and commitment.
Ed and Rose celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 27th.
Judi wanted to salute both of her parents and said she is blessed to have such wonderful parents.
Ed, thank you for your service to our country.