Local Families Receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal


By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Veterans Services Office recently was honored to present the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal to the families of LTJG Clyde Thomas United States Navy and 1st Sgt Chester Holmes United States Marine Corps (RET).

Presenting was Bill Rutherford. County Veteran Service Officer.

Accepting the Medal on behalf of LTJG Thomas were Bobbye Thomas (wife) and Jan Thomas (Daughter).

Accepting the Medal on behalf of 1stSgt Holmes, were Patsy Russel (daughter) and William Russell (son-in-law).

The Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal is awarded to US service members that so bravely defend South Korea in what has become to be known as the “Forgotten War”.

The Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal is awarded by the Embassy of Korea, Office of Defense, Ms Hyenjeng “HJ” Sin Attache, Vet to Vet Tennessee, Tennessee Veterans Mental Health Council and DeKalb County Veteran Service office.

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