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One Sent to Hospital, Three Treated by Paramedics at Veterans Day Ceremony

A veteran was sent to Advocate South Suburban Hospital and three others received medical attention Sunday at Tinley Park's Veterans Day ceremony at the 80th Avenue Train Station, according to a fire department official.

Four people—three veterans and a Lincoln-Way North High School student from the Junior ROTC program—received medical attention from paramedics at Sunday's Veterans Day ceremony at the 80th Avenue Metra Station.

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Only one of the veterans was taken to Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to a Tinley Park Fire Department on the scene, who said he had no information on his condition. The man, who was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, became ill while he was standing with other members of veterans groups during the ceremony. He went to sit down during one of the speeches, and paramedics from Trace Ambulance were called to the scene soon after.

The L-W North student was part of the color guard at the ceremony, which stood in front of the crowd during the ceremony. He became light-headed and was helped over to one of the stations newly installed memorial benches.

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The student, along with two other veterans, was treated at the scene, the fire department official said.

Check Back With Patch for Coverage of the Veterans Day Ceremony and Dedication of Veterans Plaza.

 

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