Korean War 60th Anniversary

Posted: March 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The North Carolina state Division of Veterans Affairs is seeking Korean War veterans and their families to recognize during the 60th anniversary of the Korean War conflict. The project is part of the Department of Defense's "Year of the Korean War Veteran," which will begin in June. More than 177,000 North Carolinians served in Korea between June 27, 1950, and Jan. 31, 1955, Gov. Bev Perdue said in a news release. State officials estimate that more than 72,000 of these veterans still live in North Carolina and others have family who live here. A certificate of appreciation can be obtained at doa.nc.gov/vets/ KoreanWarForm.aspx. No documentation is necessary. The form may be filled out and submitted online by the veteran, a family member or a friend. Requests for certificates may be downloaded and mailed to: Korean War Veterans Certificate, N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs, 1315 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1315. The Department of Defense encourages Korean War veterans to share stories about their service with the Korean War Commemoration Committee's oral history project. Call 703-545-0522 or visit koreanwar.defense.gov or for information. [Source: http://www.fayobserver.com article 11 Mar 2012 ++]

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