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Korean War Vets Receive 60th Year Commemorative Book From Korean Government

JACKSON, Miss.–Mississippi Korean War veterans on Wednesday were presented a 60th year commemorative gift from the South Korean Government and industries. 

The presentation was at the G.V. Sonny Montgomery V.A. Hospital and a handful of Korean War veterans from Mississippi were on hand to get a first look at the book.

“It’s a tremendous surprise for a national government to take the time and effort to say ‘thank you’ which isn’t said often enough,” said veteran Mess Sergeant John Emory.

The gift was produced to cap the three-year Korean War 60th Commemorative period, with 2013 decreed by the United States Congress as the “Year of the Korean War Veteran.”

The cost of the books were taken care of by the alliance of South Korea public and private sectors according to a press release.

“This book highlights the contributions of Americans to the freedom and defense of South Korea,” said Colonel David Smith.

Mississippi Korean War veterans may get a copy of the book for free by contacting their American Legion of VFW post or calling the Jackson VA Voluntary Service Office at 601-364-1312.

Here more audio from Mess Sergeant John Emory below:


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