|Korea’s MPVA presents Ambassador for Peace Medals to 470 veterans in South Dakota, United States|
|2016-02-15 오후 3:41:48||648|
First state-wide medal award program recognizes sacrifices of those who served in the Korean War
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.
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.