Veterans who served in Korea during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.
The Ambassador for Peace Commemorative Medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal was initially presented to veterans as a special memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the “Revisit Program.” The honor has since expanded to veterans who cannot travel the long journey to Korea.
The commemorative medals may be awarded posthumously. However, please understand that the highest priority for presenting the medal is given to veterans who are currently surviving. The next of kin, such as the spouse or descendants may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.
Additional information on how to apply for the medal can be found by contacting the Air Force Personnel Center at 800-558-1404, or by writing to HQ AFPC/DPPPRA, 550 C St. West, Suite 12, Randolph Air Force Base, Tex., 78150, or by visiting its Web site at: http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/awards