Walter ‘Doc’ Hurley statue unveiled in Hartford

Hartford

We may have just wrapped up Military Appreciation Month, but in Hartford, the honors continue for a late veteran and philanthropist.

A statue of Hartford World War II veteran Walter “Doc” Hurley was unveiled on Saturday.

It’s located at the intersection of Woodland and Ridgefield Streets.

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This is the first public artwork honoring a contemporary African-American anywhere in Connecticut.

Hurley, who was also a coach, mentor, and educator, created a scholarship program for Hartford high school students to receive higher education.

Celebrations in honor of Hurley will be held this entire weekend. He passed away back in 2014.

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