of Korea - Ambassador for Peace Medal
Korean War Veterans who served in the Korean War may be eligible
for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal
is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to United
States service men and women who served in the Korean War.
The Ambassador for Peace
Medal began to be 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.
1. To be
eligible, the veterans must have served 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
2. 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 in the United States
of America. The next of kin, such as the spouse or descendants may
apply for the medal on behalf of a deceased veteran.
3. In order to apply for this commemorative medal, veterans or their
family members have to complete the application form. Application
form is listed below and can also be obtained contacting one of the
Korean Consulates listed on pages 3 – 6 of this correspondence.
Veterans need to provide a copy of their DD214 or Discharge papers
from Active Duty along with their application form for verification
4. Please send your completed application form to the Defense Attaché
Office, Embassy of the Republic of Korea or to one of the Republic
of Korea Consulates. If you have any other questions or concerns,
please contact the Defense Attaché Office at the Embassy of
the Republic of Korea or one of the Republic of Korea's consulates
located in the United States.
for an application form and a list of Korean Consulates in the U.S.
produced by James R. Fisher, Executive Director, Korean War Veterans
Association – August 19, 2015
Updated July 23, 2019
Korean War Veterans Association, Inc website: https://kwva.us/?page=info_peace_medal