Jul 27, 2012

AWTHS looking for Korean War artifacts


ARCANUM--The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society announces the following information to all area veterans.

On June 25, 2012, the Korean War Commemoration Committee  launched “The Year of the Korean War Veteran.” As part of the commemoration, the of Defense (DoD) will issue a certificate of appreciation to honor any Veteran who served in the U. S. Armed Forces from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.

The military service did NOT have to be in country (Korea). To register for a certificate, please go to the Korean War 60th Anniversary website, i.e., http://www.Koreanwar.defense.gov, click on recognition request and complete the form. If one does not have internet access, please send the Veteran's name, branch of service and return mailing address to: Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 1400, Arlington, VA 22202.

As part of this commemoeation and in keeping with the AWTHS vision of recording area veterans’ stories, the society is asking for Korean War artifacts such as photos, letters, diaries, awards, uniforms, newspaper clippings, stories from Southern Darke County veterans.

Items, which can be donated or on loan, can be dropped off at the house on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon through Aug. 11. For more information, call Annette, 692-6462.  

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