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Don M.



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PostSubject: Korean Defense Service Medal   Korean Defense Service Medal Icon_minitimeFri 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.

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Don M.
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Join date : 2009-03-19
Age : 52
Location : Sullivan Maine

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

how do you apply
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Don M.



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PostSubject: Re: Korean Defense Service Medal   Korean Defense Service Medal Icon_minitimeSat 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.
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Don M.



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

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

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

thank you
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