If you served in the 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 servicemen 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 who returned to South Korea through the ‘Revisit Program’.
The honor has since expanded to veterans who cannot travel the long journey to Korea.
- 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 veterans who have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.
- The commemorative medals may be awarded posthumously. The next of kin, such as the spouse or descendants may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.
- 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 purposes.
- Please send your completed application form to Republic of Korean Consulate-Boston: 300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Newton MA 02458 Tel: (617) 641-2830 Fax: (617) 641-2831