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    Korean War veterans honored, receive South Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal during ceremony in Casper

    Korean War veterans honored, receive South Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal during ceremony in Casper

    Photo By Sgt. Benjamin Pryer | Shin Chae-Hyun, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, presents the...... read more read more

    CASPER, WY, UNITED STATES

    03.20.2017

    Story by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer 

    8th Marine Corps District

    Korean War veterans received the South Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal during an award ceremony at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY, March 20, 2017.
    The state of Wyoming, along with Shin Chae-Hyun, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, have awarded more than 280 medals in the past three years, with more than 40 of those issued during the recent ceremony in Casper.
    Ceremonies also took place in Cheyenne and Lander, with more than 160 medals being awarded that day.
    The ceremony included speeches from Chae-Hyun, Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming, and John Goss, director of the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum. An appreciation video from South Korea played before the medals were issued. Recipients included living Korean War veterans, and families of those unable to attend.
    To be eligible for the medal, the veterans must have served during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to
    July 27, 1953. It is also available for veterans who participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955. The commemorative medals may be awarded posthumously. The next of kin, either a spouse or descendants, may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.

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    Date Taken: 03.20.2017
    Date Posted: 03.21.2017 14:44
    Story ID: 227576
    Location: CASPER, WY, US 

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