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South Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal

Benefit Category: Federal

Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal

If you served in Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the ‘Revisit Program’.

The honor has since expanded to veterans who cannot travel long journey to Korea.

Criteria:

  • 1. To be eligible, the veterans must have served during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.
  • 2. The commemorative medals may be awarded posthumously. However, please understand that the highest priority for presenting the medal is given to veterans who are currently surviving in Canada. The next of kin, such as the spouse or descendants may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.
  • 3. In order to apply for this commemorative medal, veterans or their family members have to complete the application form.  Veterans need to provide a copy of the Veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty along with their application form for verification purpose. 
  • 4. Please send your completed application form to South Korean Consulate-Chicago: 455 North City Front Plaza Dr. NBC Tower Suite 2700 Chicago, IL 60611 Tel: (312) 822-9485 Fax: (312) 822-9849  

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).