Seventeen veterans were recognized for their service during the Korean War during a ceremony on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at the American Legion Hall in Maxwell.
“The Korean War often referred to as the forgotten war,” said Retired Brigadier General Michael A. LePeilbet, “We are here to thank and honor all veterans of the Korean War.”
The veterans were: Robert Alvernaz, Robert S. Benner, Nathan Debut, Richard DePetris, Dave Ellis, Wallace M. Emery, Raymond M. Gozales, Omar Gryder, Robert Alton Lovell, Anthony N. Mark, Charles Robert Meyers, Robert L. Richards, Kenneth F. Santor, Roger Shuthise, Roy George Triplett, Sr., Williams O. Weber, and Neil J. Wilson.
To be eligible for the Ambassador for Peace Medal must have served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, or have participated in United Nations peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955. U.S. Navy members are also eligible if they served abroad on a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters from 1950 to 1953.
Republic of Korea Consul General Han Dong-man saluted Korean War veterans as they received their recognition certificates. The veterans also received congressional commendations from Sen. Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman James Gallagher.