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U.S. Korean War veterans eligible for Republic of Korea war service medal; formal award ceremony planned

Aug 17, 2018
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Huntington Beach – Working with the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) announced that U.S. Korean War veterans are eligible to receive the “Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.” The medal pays tribute to our Korean War veterans for their historic courage in the battle against the spread of communism.

“American Korean War veterans deserve this honor,” said Rohrabacher. “This medal commemorates our heroes for their bravery in defense of freedom on the Korean Peninsula.”

Medal eligibility requires that a veteran must have served in Korea during the period June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. Veterans who participated in United Nations peacekeeping operations through the end of 1955 are also eligible. The medal may be awarded posthumously. Next of kin, such as a spouse or descendant, may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.

Applications for the medal may be obtained by contacting Congressman Rohrabacher’s district office, 714-960-6483. Requests may also be emailed to CA48.mailbox@mail.house.gov. Please note that a completed application must include a copy of the veteran’s DD-214 form.

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