Mt Lawley: Korean War Veterans receive Ambassador of Peace Medals

Korean War veterans and their families were presented with the Ambassador of Peace Medal.
Korean War veterans and their families were presented with the Ambassador of Peace Medal.

THREE more inner-city Korean War Veterans received the Ambassador of Peace Medal this month.

Herbert Heise, who served from September 1950 to March 1951 in the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment and John Stewart, who served from January 1952 to August 1952 on HMAS Warramunga, were honoured posthumously.

Both were members of the Mount Lawley-Inglewood RSL.

Reginald Sharpe, who served with Mr Stewart, is still a member of the RSL branch and attended the ceremony on April 11 at Mount Lawley Bowling Club.

The Republic of Korea has issued the medals in recognition of the veterans’ service in restoring peace and democracy to South Korea.

The presentations started in 2008 when former UN Peace Corps members returned to South Korea as part of the Revisit Program and the medals were presented as a memento.

Eighteen Ambassador for Peace Medal presentations have been hosted by the Mount Lawley-Inglewood branch in the last 12 months.

Veterans or family members of deceased veterans can lodge a request with the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea in Western Australia on 0409 782 905.

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