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Korea’s MPVA presents Ambassador for Peace Medals to 470 veterans in South Dakota, United States view
Korea’s MPVA presents Ambassador for Peace Medals to 470 veterans in South Dakota, United States
Date 2016-02-15 오후 3:41:48 View 958

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First state-wide medal award program recognizes sacrifices of those who served in the Korean War
Honorable Sungchoon Park, Korea’s Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs placed a wreath at the memorial on a snowy, icy cold morning on January 12, then officiated in the Capital rotunda, where medals were presented to 200 veterans, and another 270 were presented simultaneously at various locations throughout the state.

 

美 사우스다코타 주 평화의 사도 메달 수여식


The State of South Dakota spent many months locating all of the Korean War Veterans that it could find, and secured requests for almost 500 Ambassador for Peace Medals.


Larry Zimmerman, the secretary of the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs led the charge on that project. During the ceremony he said he wept during the planning, just before, during and would shed tears again following the ceremony.

 

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The Korean War Veterans recognition program was approved and encouraged by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, who participated in the ceremony, even though that same day he had delivered the South Dakota State of the State address, in conjunction with the 2016 opening of the state legislature.

 

美 사우스다코타 주 평화의 사도 메달 수여식

 

Minister Sungchoon Park, who had been a lieutenant general in the ROK Army before entering public life, personally presented some of the medals. The presentations were made at the same time to 470 veterans, including more than 200 in the capital building and others at vatious locations throughout the state.

 

美 사우스다코타 주 평화의 사도 메달 수여식

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