Korean War Service Medal : Republic of South Korea

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number REL/10796
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Location Main Bld: Korea, Malaya & Indonesia Gallery: Upper Level: UN First War
Maker Unknown
Place made South Korea
Date made c 1950-1953
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Korean War Service Medal showing on the obverse a map of the Korean peninsula and two crossed projectiles within a wreath. The reverse bears raised Korean lettering. The yellow ribbon has pale green-blue/white/red/white side stripes and has a red and blue embroidered ying/yang symbol in the centre.

History / Summary

This medal was issued by the Government of the Republic of South Korea to its own veterans of the Korean War. It was later offered to some of the veterans of nations who fought in the war on behalf of the United Nations.

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