Korean War veterans eligible for Ambassador of Peace Medal

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The state Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for veterans of the Korean War who may be eligible to receive an Ambassador of Peace Medal from the government of the Republic of Korea.

The medal was first presented to veterans of the war who returned to South Korea through the Revisit Program, according to a press release, which added that since then it has been expanded to include veterans who cannot make the long journey back to Korea.

Eligible veterans must have served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953.

Veterans who participated in U.N. peacekeeping operations in Korea until the end of 1955 also are eligible for the award.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Korea on Nov. 26 in Vancouver, Wash.

Qualified veterans should RSVP no later than Tuesday, Nov. 19, by calling 360-725-2169 or emailing [email protected].

RSVPs should include the veteran’s full name, branch of service, dates of service in Korea, mailing address and the name of a guest at the luncheon, if the veteran plans to bring one.

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