Pennsylvania State Senator Mario Scavello and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, invite eligible veterans to apply for the Korean War “Ambassador for Peace Medal.”
To be eligible, veterans must have served in Korea at any time during the period of June 25, 1950 through July 27, 1953. U.S. Navy veterans are eligible if their vessel was assigned to Korean waters during this specific time. UN peacekeeping forces assigned to Korea through December 31, of 1955 are also eligible.
The “Ambassador for Peace Medal” was created by the government of South Korea and will be awarded to veterans in a future presentation ceremony honoring recipients.
Eligible veterans must complete an application and provide a copy of their DD214 for verification purposes by the Korean Consulate.
Download the application here: Ambassador for Peace Medal Application Form
Mail completed applications and a copy of your DD214 to the following address:
Office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
Attn: Marta Gabriel
1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18103
You may also email copies of both documents to – Marta_Gabriel@toomey.senate.gov
Medals will be provided posthumously to family members with proper documentation. The deadline for the application is Friday, January 10, 2020.
Information on the upcoming presentation ceremony will be provided to approved medal recipients upon verification of their application from the Korean Consulate. We anticipate that approved applications will be returned to our office during the month of April, 2020.