Clarkson vet receives Ambassador for Peace medal for role in Korean War


Reg Sharpe in service during the Korean War. Below: Mr Sharpe after |receiving his medal.
Reg Sharpe in service during the Korean War. Below: Mr Sharpe after |receiving his medal.

CLARKSON navy veteran Reg Sharpe commemorated Anzac Day with a new honour to his name.

The Consul for the Republic of Korea recently awarded him the Ambassador for Peace medal for his service in the Korean War from 1952 at age 22.

Mr Sharpe served on the HMAS Warramunda under the rating of Able Seaman and worked with underwater weapons, specialising in torpedoes and depth charges.

The ship, which also served in World War II, was decommissioned in 1959.

There is now a second HMAS Warramunda, which has spent time in the Middle East.

Mr Sharpe served in the Royal Australian Navy for more than 10 years between 1947 and 1959.

He received the recognition with three fellow veterans at a ceremony by the Mt Lawley-Inglewood RSL at Mt Lawley Bowling Club earlier this month.

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