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Korean War Veterans Event at U.S. Embassy

Korean War Veterans Event at U.S. Embassy

U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney and Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Kim Chang-Yoeb, with Korean War Veterans (State Dept)

U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney and Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Kim Chang-Yoeb, with Korean War Veterans (State Dept)

U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney and Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Kim Chang-Yoeb, with Korean War Veterans (State Dept)

U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney and Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Kim Chang-Yoeb, with Korean War Veterans (State Dept)

On August 24, 2010, in the elegant Rotunda of the U.S. Embassy, Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney presented a Republic of Korea Medal for Korean War Service to 12 eligible American veterans currently living in Ireland. Ranging in age from 79 to 87, the “vets” were applauded by more than 80 guests and relatives, who attended the ceremony, as well as the reception afterwards. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea his Excellency, Kim Chang-Yoeb, also attended and gave a speech thanking the veterans for their brave service sixty years ago.  Follow link to Speech for event at American Embassy by the Ambassador from Korea to Ireland. 

Recipients included the following:

Patrick CASSERLY  Accepted by Celia Fleming  (sister)
Charles DENNEHY
Charles DENNEHY
James DOLAN Accepted by Anne Dolan (spouse)
Thomas DUNLEAVY
Patrick FOX  Accepted by Ed O’Shea (brother-in-law)
Michael JOY
John LEE  Accepted by Susan Lee (daughter)
Michael McCABE 
Michael McCORMICK
Michael REYNOLDS
Sean TAHENY
Stanley THOMPSON   Accepted by Frances Thompson (spouse)

 Please see the link below for information on the Medal.

http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7846
http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/korea.htm http://www.mymilitarymedals.com/blog/?p=305

 

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