Calabash veteran receives recognition from Korea

Submitted photo

The Republic of Korea recently recognized many American veterans who served in Korea during that country’s war more than 60 years ago. Among the Korean War veterans at VFW Calabash Post #7288 is Willie Richardson, who proudly displays the medallion and certificate he received for this honor.

The certificate reads, “It is a great honor and pleasure to express the everlasting gratitude of the Republic of Korea and our people for the service you and your countrymen have performed in restoring and preserving our freedom and democracy.” Those who served during that war are, in the words of those bestowing the honor, “Ambassadors for Peace.” Thanks to all our Korean War veterans!