Seeking Korean War heroes

Letters

The United States Department of Defense is looking for all veterans of the Korean War, if you served with the United Nations during the Korean War 1950 to 1953, they would like to pay tribute to you.

Its 60 years since the war began in far off Korea, when in 1950 invading armies from the North came close to taking over the southern half of the Korean peninsula. At great cost, the overwhelming tide of enemy soldiers were eventually pushed back, and after three years of bloody battle, the war came to an end with a cease fire in 1953.

Canada’s volunteers were successful in helping to restore peace but the toll was high, amounting to 516 War Dead which placed it as our country’s third costliest war. When the cease fire was declared, an estimated 10 million soldiers and civilians from both sides of the 38th parallel had been killed.

Since the War, The Republic of Korea and its citizens, many who have immigrated to Canada, continually show their admiration and thanks for what Canadians had done for them. The United State’s Department of Defense Commemoration Committee was formed to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War during the anniversary period from 2010 to 2013. The committee would like to thank all Korean War Veterans from all allied countries, by bestowing an official commemorative certificate.

If you are a veteran of the Korean War and would like to receive the Department of Defense Certificate, please contact committee member Guy Black c/o 944 Dundonald Drive, Port Moody, BC, V3H 1B7 or email: korea19501953@yahoo.com Provide your first and last name, rank, unit or branch of service, dates you were in Korea and your mailing address.

In addition to the certificate, please indicate if you have received the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea.

Our mission,

commemorating the restoration of peace, in the memory of those that forever remain on the Korean Peninsula, not glorifying war but in solemn remembrance.

Guy Black

Port Moody