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The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs is now accepting requests from Korean War veterans who wish to receive Ambassador for Peace medals.

The medals were created by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in the Republic of Korea to thank American soldiers for their bravery, sacrifice, and courage in the Korean War and as peacekeepers afterwards. The medals will be presented by Gov. Pete Ricketts at a special ceremony on Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27.

Eligible veterans must have: Served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953; or participated in UN Peacekeeping operations in Korea before Jan. 1, 1956.

Requests must be submitted by June 29 or those wishing to be presented with a medal at the ceremony. The application is available at veterans.nebraska.gov/korea. For assistance in the process, contact the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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This year marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the war.

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