U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and state Rep. Dawn Keefer are working with the Korean consul general to honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.
Toomey’s office said they are looking for U.S. veterans who reside in York County and the surrounding areas to provide them with medals.
“Pennsylvania’s Korean War veterans bravely served our country, and it’s an honor for my office to recognize these heroes with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal,” Toomey said in a news release.
“For over half a century, many of these veterans have been unsung heroes. I encourage all Korean War veterans to contact my office for more information on the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.”
To receive the medal, an eligible veteran must have served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, or have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.
Members of the U.S. Navy are also eligible if they had served aboard a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters from 1950 to 1953.
The medal may also be awarded posthumously.
The only document required is the Notice of Separation or DD-214 discharge document showing service in Korea.
Applications for the medal must be received by Aug. 3.
For applications, visit the James A. Danner VFW Post #537 in Etters or any of Keefer’s offices. Applications are also available at www.repkeefer.com.