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Cobb hosted recognition ceremony for Korean War veterans

Korean War Veterans
November 4, 2019

A special medal and certificate ceremony was held  Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Cobb County Civic Center to thank Korean War veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice. This event included the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor.

205 veterans registered for the event and 90 attended the event. GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby presented the state’s Korean War Certificate of Honor to veterans in recognition of their service. Along with the state certificate, veterans received the Ambassador for Peace Medal presented by Consul General Young-Jun Kim of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.

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, including 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.

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