This Forum is for meeting up with others that served in Korea. If you were in Korea during the War, or stationed in Korea any time after, you can post up where you were, and hopefully over time, will start meeting up with others that you served with.
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Korean Defense Service Medal

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Don M.



Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-02-17

PostSubject: Korean Defense Service Medal   Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:46 pm

GI's serving in Korea after 1954 are entitled to receive a Korean Defense Service Medal. Check out the following;


DoD Announces Korean Defense Service Medal





The Defense Department announced today the creation of theKorean Defense Service Medal (KDSM). The KDSM is a service medal to give special recognition for the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the U.S. armed forces who have served or are serving in the Republic of Korea.



Public Law 107-314 legislated the creation of a new medal to recognize military service in the Republic of Korea and the surrounding waters.



Members of the armed forces authorized the KDSM must have served in support of the defense of the Republic of Korea. The area of eligibility encompasses all land area of the Republic of Korea, and the contiguous water out to 12 nautical miles, and all air spaces above the land and water areas.

The KDSM period of eligibility is July 28, 1954, to a future date to be determined by the secretary of defense.



I received mine and I think anyone who gave up his/her time to go to Korea should put in for one.

Thanks,
Don M.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
dittored



Posts : 9
Join date : 2009-03-19
Age : 50
Location : Sullivan Maine

PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:23 am

how do you apply
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Don M.



Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:54 pm

Go to this site for information on how to apply.

http://www.kdvamerica.org/VetSupport.html

Good Luck,

Don M.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Don M.



Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:57 pm

After my records got updated, they also sent me a Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Medal.

Don M.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
dittored



Posts : 9
Join date : 2009-03-19
Age : 50
Location : Sullivan Maine

PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:06 pm

thank you
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   

Back to top Go down
 
Korean Defense Service Medal
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» The Meritorious Service Medal to Canadians 1916-1921
» United Nations medal
» Canadian Chaplain Service ( CCS )
» Wanted: Dated CEF "For Service at the Front" Pins
» WW1 "CPF" Class A and a Class B Badge

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Korea :: Welcome :: Area 1 Camps:-
Jump to: