Sending Office: Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick
Support Our Korean War Veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal
Become an Original Cosponsor – Korean War Veterans Congressional Gold Medal
Supported by: Korean War Veterans Association, Military Order of the Purple Heart, AMVETS, Military Order of Foreign Wars, United States Submarine Veterans, The Flag and General Officer Network
Current Cosponsors: Fitzpatrick, Case, Walter Jones, Grijalva, Kilmer, Frederica S. Wilson, Grothman, “Chuy” García, Jackson Lee, Wexton, Meng, Khanna
We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of the Korean War Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bill would honor veterans who served in the Korean War with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their dedication to service in the interest of
world peace and security.
Approximately 1,280,000 veterans who served during the period of the Korean War are alive today. Many are approaching, or are over, 90 years old. The average age of a Korean War Veteran is 88 years old; Korean veterans are passing away on an average of
450 per day.
The Korean War was the first major conflict that the United States contributed troops to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution. During the period of active combat from June 25, 1950 through July 27, 1953, over 36,000 service members lost
their lives and over 103,000 were injured. Despite such sacrifices, the Korean War has often been overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War.
While a formal end to the conflict has yet to occur, these veterans’ service and their contributions to world peace should not be forgotten. Let us remember and honor those that served and never forget the United States’ “forgotten war” on the Korean Peninsula.
If you would like to be a cosponsor or if you have any questions, please contact Joseph Knowles at Joseph.Knowles@mail.house.gov in Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office or Tim Nelson at Tim.Nelson@mail.house.gov
in Rep. Case’s office.
Brian Fitzpatrick Ed Case
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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