Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that he will partner with State Senator John Yudichak to honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. Senator Toomey is working with the Korean Consul General to provide medals for Korean War veterans residing in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 14th Senate district.
 
“Korean War veterans in the commonwealth bravely served this country and it's an honor for my office to recognize our veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for their service,” said Senator Toomey. “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.”
 
“The 14th Senatorial District in northeastern Pennsylvania is filled with heroic veterans who have courageously served their country. It’s truly my honor, an especially high honor as a son of a Korean War veteran, to be able to partner with Senator Toomey in order to offer the opportunity for the region’s Korean War veterans to receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal,” said State Senator John Yudichak. “Recognizing our veterans for their service, especially our Korean War veterans, who fought valiantly in the face of communism is necessary to ensure their sacrifices do not go unremembered. Please reach out to my office or Senator Toomey’s office for information on the application process and any inquiries on eligible applicants.”
 
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 US Navy are also eligible if they had served aboard a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters during the 1950 to 1953 timeframe.  It may also be awarded posthumously. 
 
Applications for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal must be received by Friday, August 20, 2021. Veterans applying for this medal must submit the application and either the Notice of Separation or DD-214 discharge document showing service in Korea.
 
For applications, please contact Senator Toomey’s Wilkes-Barre office at (570) 820-4088 or Senator Yudichak’s Nanticoke office (570) 740-2434.
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