Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peacemaker Coins Big Hit with Korean War Veterans

Proud family members and veterans received Eisenhower Peacemaker Coins during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

The coins were presented to members of the U.S. military who served in Korea, either during the Korean War or overseas tours since the signing of the armistice.

Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter, who served in Korea and Vietnam, was the speaker for the event. He is a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and has received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

Arter thanked the veterans for their service and urged them to continue to serve their country by teaching citizens the lessons learned during war.

“I also want to thank one great soldier . . .

Full story at: The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

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