East Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice memorialized in MEHS

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Soldier Pedro Jesus Colon who lost his life in the Gulf War is honored and immortalized with this photograph outside of Chodl Auditorium.

Sebastian Mantilla, Photographer

Morton East has its own Veteran’s memorial right in the lobby of its historic Chodl Auditorium.  Five commemorative plaques commemorate 243 Morton East soldiers who died serving their country.  Memorial plaques are mounted in a row outside the doors of the auditorium  for World War I, World War II, the Korean War,  the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.   Here they are for a closer look: