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Posted: 3/11/2002 10:13:01 PM EDT
Just read an obituary-the deceased was supposedly a Korean War vet. but his birthday was July 1941, 60 years old at death. Had a debate at work about how this guy couldn't have been a Korea veteran since the cease fire was in 1953-he would've only been 12 years old at the time. If a person served in the armed forces after the cease-fire but guarding the 38th upto and including now, are they considered to be Korean War Vets? Co-worker claims that fighting in Korea went on long after 1953-into the late 50's. I'm assuming the family was mistaken or misquoted and the deceased actually fought in Vietnam. Any comments?
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 4:36:15 AM EDT
Sounds like he would be a Vietnam Vet. I do know that if you were stationed in Korea at any time, that you are eligible to join VFW. Something about the war never being officially over. Dont quote me on this though.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:54:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 11:41:15 AM EDT
As the link says, the Korean War is still technically going on, with only a fragile cease fire in effect! [url]http://home.earthlink.net/~woll/vetnews.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 6:39:54 PM EDT
They were not mistaken, If that person served more the 90 days in country(Korea) after 1953 is still considered a Korean War Vet, i.e. I served 82-83 Kunsan, 85-87 Osan, some of the time while at Osan AB, was spent on the DMZ, I am a Korean War Vet. If anybody has spent time on the "Z" knows what I'm talking about.
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