Ten Bradford County veterans receive overdue Korean Ambassador of Peace Medals

November 23, 2020
In The News

Towanda, Pa. – On Friday, November 13, Congressman Fred Keller made a trip to Towanda, Bradford County, to present Korean Ambassador of Peace Medals to 10 local Korean War veterans and their families.

Korean War veterans often feel unrecognized, as the war took place between World War II and the Vietnam War, which generally take prominence in the public eye. Making matters worse, the Korean Ambassador of Peace Medal was once only given to American veterans who traveled to South Korea to receive it.

Distribution of medals to veterans unable to make the trip to South Korea has been so delayed that many veterans died before receiving the recognition; the medals are being presented to their surviving families instead.

The ten medal recipients in Towanda are: 

Patrick Leo Beirne – Marines, Cpl
Kenneth Edsell – Marines, Cpl
Glen Ellis Jr. – Navy, SN
Keith Spear Haight Sr. – Marines, GySgt
Earl Leroy Mayo – Army, Sgt (T)
Charles Francis Miller – Army, Sgt (T)
Silas Leo Mills Sr. – Army, Cpl
Edward Moritz – Army, Cpl
Carlton Thomas Repsher Jr. – Army, Cpl
George Frederick Webb – Air Force, AIC
Nicholas Williams – Navy, SN