Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal


If you are a Korean War veteran, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. The medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to US service men and women who served in the Korean conflict.

  To be eligible, the veterans must have served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.

If a veteran was a Navy service member and had served abroad a naval vessel, the he or she is eligible if the naval vessel was assigned into Korean waters during 1950 to 1953 time frame.

Please note that both men and women are eligible for this medal.  The military had support positions such as nurse, clerical and administrative, and other positions that were predominantly held by women service members.

The commemorative medals may be awarded posthumously. The next of kin, such as the spouse or descendants may apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.


To establish eligibility, you need a copy of your DD 214. The DD 214 need not be certified or notarized, but it should be legible.

There are no costs or fees to the family or to the veteran. There are no legal agreements that need to be, no documents to be signed.  This is an appreciation in the form of the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of South Korea for the sacrifices, service and friendship of our American service men and women who served in the Korean War.

Fill the attached application and send it along with a copy of your DD 214 to:

Vet to Vet Tennessee, 4812 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN  37914 or email koreanpeacemedal@tnvhc.org. or call us if you have any questions @ 865-336-2624.

The completed packet will be sent directly to the South Korean Consulate on their behalf.  The Consulate will send the medal to eligible veterans or survivor 30-45 days from the date of application received by the Embassy.

Click here to view the 13th Annual Rex Davis Korean War Veterans reunion held this year on June 24, 2017 and co-hosted by the Knoxville Area Korean Association and Vet to Vet Tennessee.


The photo to the left was taken by Vet to Vet Tennessee President Freddie Owens in Colorado Springs, Colorado in May 2001 at his Ia Drang 5th Cav reunion.

Click here to download a copy of the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal application and follow the instructions above. Don't be surprised how simple the application and process are.

If you have any questions please drop us a note below or call us @ 865-336-2624.

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