1st Lt (ret) Marine Jack Lucus from Mississippi received Korean War Medal

Thanksgiving 2020. Vet to Vet Tennessee received a beautiful thank you email and photo from Korean War USMC Veteran 1st Lt. (ret.) Jack Lucus’ family on Thanksgiving Day.

“Thank you for such an incredible honor. Attached is a small number of my amazing family:

From left bottom row- Mikki Pyles PhD, (daughter) Recipient Jack Lucas 1st LT. (Ret), Betty Lucas (spouse); From left back row – Morgan Johnson(great granddaughter), Gavin Federowski (great grandson), Desiree’ Federowski, RN (granddaughter), and Mike Federowski (grandson in-law).”  Rachael Anne Witherspoon

Lt. Lucas served in Korea from 8 November 1953 until 17 January 1955.  He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Lt. Lucas honorably  served in the United States Marine Corps for 19 years, 6 months and 10 years.

Hoping all things that mean the most at Thanksgiving will stay with you throughout the year.  The smiles and love  shown in the picture says it all, Thank God for his blessings.

Heritage Veterans Association recognizes Korean War Veterans

Vet to Vet Tennessee has been receiving Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal applications from Mr. George E. LeVan, Jr. since October 17, 2020. Since then he has applied for 3 Korean War Veterans. On November 20, 2020 Vet to Vet TN received the featured photo from Mr. LeVan; Curtis Bixler (right) holding his Ambassador for Peace Medal that was presented to him by Paull Laincz (left), president of the Heritage Veteran’s Association (HVA).

On November 23, 2020 we received the below letter and generous donation from HVA. We are grateful and honored that HVA is identifying and recognizing our country’s Korean War heroes.

Postvention — VA offers support after suicide loss

Veterans have a significantly higher suicide rate than other adults in the U.S. This means Veterans are also more likely to have known someone who took their own life. Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) helps make sense of a suicide loss. The program connects survivors with resources to help them work through powerful and unique emotions specific to this type of grief.

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