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Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

BACKGROUND

On Aug. 20, 1999, the Secretary of Defense approved the acceptance and wear of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal in recognition of the sacrifices of United States veterans of the Korean War.

 

CRITERIA

To receive this medal, military veterans must have served in the country of Korea, its territorial waters, or airspace within the inclusive period of June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.  Service must have been performed while on permanent assignment in Korea, or while on temporary duty in Korea for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days, or while as a crewmember of aircraft in aerial flight over Korea participating in actual combat operations, or in support of combat operations.

 

Veterans who served in Japan, Guam, Okinawa, or the Philippines are not eligible for this medal.

 

AUTHORIZED DEVICE

None

 

WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTED SYSTEM POINT VALUE: 0