Offices of Senator Toomey, Congressman Keller to Honor Korean War Veterans in Bradford County

March 3, 2020
Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – The offices of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S. Congressman Fred Keller will honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. Senator Toomey and Congressman Keller are working with the Korean Consul General to provide medals for United States veterans who reside in Bradford County for their honorable service in the Korean War.


“Pennsylvania’s Korean War veterans bravely served our country and it's an honor for my office to recognize these heroes with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal,” said Senator Toomey. “For over half a century, many of these veterans have been unsung heroes. I encourage all Korean War veterans in Bradford County to contact my office for more information on the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.”


“The Korean War is often referred to as the ‘Forgotten War’ but we must never forget the heroes that fought on foreign soil for the survival of freedom,” said Congressman Keller. “I encourage all veterans or relatives of veterans who served in Korea during the Korean War to reach out to our office to find out more about how their service and sacrifice can be honored with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.”


To receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal, an eligible veteran must have served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955. Members of the US Navy are also eligible if they had served aboard a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters during the 1950 to 1953 timeframe. It may also be awarded posthumously. The only document required is the Notice of Separation or DD-214 discharge document showing service in Korea.


Applications for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal must be received by Friday, April 10, 2020.


For applications, please contact Senator Toomey’s Wilkes-Barre office or Congressman Keller’s Tunkhannock office.


U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Suite 406

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702

Phone: (570) 820-4088


Office of U.S. Congressman Fred Keller

181 West Tioga Street, Suite 2

Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657

Phone: (570) 996-6550