Toomey, Grove Join Forces to Honor Korean War Vets
7/19/2016
YORK -- U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) are partnering to honor Korean War veterans residing in the 196th Legislative District with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.

“There are many Korean War veterans in the Commonwealth who bravely served this country,” Toomey said. “I am overjoyed that we have an opportunity to help them receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for their service. For over half a century, many of these veterans have been unsung heroes. I am honored to help these veterans and their families finally get the credit and gratitude they are due.”

“We are excited to give our nation’s heroes the recognition that they deserve,” Grove said. “Our office works tirelessly to assists our veterans living in Pennsylvania in any way possible; this is another great way to honor those who fought for our freedom and recognize their bravery.”

Toomey is working with the Korean Consul General to provide the medals, which is presented as an expression of appreciation from the Korean government.

To receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace 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 served aboard a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters during the 1950-1953 timeframe. It may also be awarded posthumously.

Applications for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal must be received by Aug. 19. The only document required is the Notice of Separation or DD-214 discharge document showing service in Korea.

For applications, please contact Nate Heeter in Toomey’s office at nate_heeter@toomey.senate.gov and (717) 782-3951, or John Popovich in Grove’s office at Jpopovich@pahousegop.com and (717) 767-3947.

Media Contact: Melissa Ferdinand for Sen. Toomey’s office, (717) 782-3951;
Patricia Hippler for Rep. Grove’s office, (717) 772-9846.
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