Korean War Veterans Medal Ceremony
There will be a special medal and certificate ceremony 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Cobb County Civic Center to thank Korean War veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice. This event will include the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor. The extended deadline to sign up is Thursday, Oct. 17.
Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin (This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities). It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through the end of 1955.
Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby will present the state’s Korean War Certificate of Honor to veterans in recognition of their service. Each certificate is personalized with the Korean War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official Korean War logo. They are signed by Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Roby. Along with the state certificate, veterans will receive the Ambassador for Peace Medal presented by Consul General Young Jun Kim of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta. The Peace Medal presentation started as a special memento for those American veterans who returned to Republic of Korea through the “Revisit Program.” It was later expanded to include all Korean War veterans.
Korean War veterans who have not yet signed up but are interested in attending the ceremony to be personally recognized can contact the GDVS Central Office via email at [email protected] or fax their DD Form 214 with their contact information (phone number and mailing address) marked “Korean War Certificates” to 404-656-7006. For more information call Brian Zeringue, Director of Public Information, at 404-656-5933.