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Vets receive a ‘thank you’ from South Korea

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Amanda Crane/Press-Tribune | Commander Ken Koval with VFW Post 5951 explains how the “Korea Reborn” books came from the people of South Korea as a thank you to U.S. Korean War veterans.

Amanda Crane/Press-Tribune | Commander Ken Koval with VFW Post 5951 explains how the “Korea Reborn” books came from the people of South Korea as a thank you to U.S. Korean War veterans.

Story By Amanda Crane

Korean War veterans living at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home have been given a ‘thank you’ from the people of South Korea.
Commander Ken Koval with VFW Post 5951 distributed copies of “Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation” to the war veterans Thursday. The 161-page, hardcover book is a commemorative publication that honors the veterans who fought and gave their lives for the freedoms of countless South Koreans.

The photos and text are a retrospective look at the war and the rebuilding that took place through the years. The publication is distributed free to U.S. veterans of the Korean War and their families as a thank you for their service.

The book was produced in cooperation with the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs for the Commemoration of the Korean War 60 year anniversary. It is said to be the largest gift of its kind to ever be presented to all veterans of a designated war period, with 250,000 distributed throughout the United States.

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