Posted: May 10, 2013 1:22 PM by Shannon Davis
ANACONDA - A group of veterans in Anaconda are trying to ensure that Korean War veterans receive a medal they were entitled to several years ago.
Vets who served a consecutive 30 days in the republic of Korea between 1950 and 1953 earned the Korean War Service Medal, according to Barry DeChaine, commander of the Anaconda Disabled American Veterans Memorial Chapter 13. Many have not received the medal because prior to the year 2000 the U.S. Government did not accept foreign decoration for their troops.
On Saturday, the Anaconda Disabled American Veterans will host an application assistance program. The program will be at the Metcalf Memorial Senior Center in Anaconda from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veterans should bring their discharge papers, DeChaine said.
If you are a surviving family member and would like to receive the reward, please bring a death certificate and a copy of the veterans discharge papers.