Reps. Huffman and Thompson Call on Korean War Veterans to Come Forward, Receive Medal From South Korean Government
Washington, D.C.- Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) today announced that they are calling on all veterans of the Korean War living in Sonoma County to contact Rep. Thompson’s Santa Rosa District Office. Representatives Huffman and Thompson are working with the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco to facilitate the presentation of medals to Sonoma County veterans from the Republic of Korea in recognition of their service in the Korean War.
“Although the Korean War did not receive the same level of public attention as many others, we must never forget how these servicemen answered the call and valiantly served their country,” said Rep. Huffman. “I urge all Korean War veterans to come forward so that we can properly recognize and honor these brave individuals for the sacrifices they have made in service to our country.”
“Our nation owes a big thanks to our Korean War Veterans,” said Rep. Thompson. “Thanks to those brave Americans who answered our country’s call to service, South Korea is free and prosperous today. Though the Korean War is often remembered as the ‘Forgotten War’, our veterans will not be forgotten. I ask every veteran of the Korean War to come forward and contact my office so that they can be recognized for their service and sacrifice.”
Representatives Huffman and Thompson are compiling a list of names of those veterans living in Sonoma County who served during the Korean War. They hope to have a complete list so that every Korean War veteran in our County can receive an “Ambassador for Peace” medal from the Republic of Korea. The Ambassador for Peace medal is granted by the Republic of Korea to our veterans out of appreciation for restoring and preserving South Korea’s freedom and democracy through their service in the Korean War. The medals will be presented during a ceremony hosted by Thompson and Huffman in Sonoma County to be announced at a later date.
Veterans should contact Thompson’s Santa Rosa office at (707) 542 -7182 or Sonoma.KoreanWarVeterans@mail.house.gov as soon as possible to be included among the veterans eligible for a medal.