in the Village of Cordova have been hard at work building a new
playground from the ground up. But, it's a flag pole that's getting
some special attention.
"John Bosten is one of the finest
individuals I've ever known." Larry Molitor met John back in 2005.
Molitor was driving near the post office when he saw John Bosten walking
on the side of the road, looking down on his luck.
decided to take a chance and struck up a conversation. "The more I
talked with John, the more I began to realize how much he needed help,"
The men found out they had a lot in common, both
were combat Vietnam War veterans. And like in war, you never leave a
So, Molitor and a group of other vets helped Bosten
get back on his feet, introducing him to Cordova's American Legion Post
1033. "Once he started getting well, he became a legend of helping out
the American Legion, but also the Cordova Baptist Church," says Molitor.
the years, Bosten suffered from PTSD and had heart problems that may
have been caused by Agent Orange. Those heart problems lead to his
death last year.
To honor their friend and comrad, American Legion
Post 1033 donated a flag pole in Bosten's honor to the new River's Edge
Park. "John Bosten was one of a kind," says Molitor.
plaque will also be put near the flag pole, but for more than just
remembering his name, "How much the village, American Legion, and
Cordova Baptist Church appreciated him."
A special dedication ceremony for John Bosten will be held at noon on Veteran's day at River's Edge Park in Cordova, IL.
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