Public Recognition for Korean War Veterans

On Thursday afternoon, April 9, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., Korean War veterans from Floyd and surrounding counties will have an opportunity to take part in a long overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and peace medal presentation ceremony scheduled to take place at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church located at 702 Pleasant Valley Rd SE in Silver Creek (30173).

This honors ceremony is hosted by Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby will join Consul General Young Jun Kim of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta to present Korean War veterans who sign up Georgia’s Certificate of Honor and the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal; both presented for honorable military service during the Korean War.

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin. It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through December 31, 1955. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities.

Korean War veterans who are interested in participating in the ceremony can contact the GDVS Central Office via email with their DD Form 214 attached, or fax their information (name, address, and phone number) and DD Form 214 to 404- 656-7006. Submissions should be marked with “Rome Certificates.” For more information call GDVS Public Information at 404-656-5933.