• Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey (left), ASC deputy commanding general for operations,  speaks with Heechan Woo (center), Korean consulate, and Jerry Guinn (right), ceremony organizer, prior to the presentation of the Korean Ambassador Peace Medals in Moline, Ill.

    Korean War Veterans Honored

    Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey (left), ASC deputy commanding general for operations, speaks with Heechan Woo (center), Korean consulate, and Jerry Guinn (right), ceremony organizer, prior to the presentation of the Korean Ambassador Peace Medals in Moline...

  • Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey (center), ASC deputy commanding general for operations, congratulates Korean War veterans on their Korean Ambassador Peace Medals presented to them on Jan. 26 in Moline, Ill.

    Korean War Veterans Honored

    Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey (center), ASC deputy commanding general for operations, congratulates Korean War veterans on their Korean Ambassador Peace Medals presented to them on Jan. 26 in Moline, Ill.

  • Quad City area Korean War veterans gather for group photo with Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey, ASC deputy commanding general for operations, after being awarded the Korean Ambassador Peace Medal from Heechan Woo, Korean consulate, on Jan. 26 in Moline, Ill.

    Korean War Veterans Honored

    Quad City area Korean War veterans gather for group photo with Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey, ASC deputy commanding general for operations, after being awarded the Korean Ambassador Peace Medal from Heechan Woo, Korean consulate, on Jan. 26 in Moline, Ill.

MOLINE, Ill. - Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey, deputy commanding general for operations for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, served as the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring 15 Korean War veterans on Jan. 26.

Heechang Woo, consulate general from Chicago presented Peace Ambassador Medals to the Korean War veterans from the Quad Cities. Mr. Woo told the veterans and their families, "I am eternally indebted to you for your sacrifice. From my heart, I thank you."

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and came to an end in July 1953. There were 6.8 million American men and women who served. Sometimes the war is referred to as "The Forgotten War" or "The Unknown War" because the actual cause was less clear than other wars.

Harvey shared his experiences of Korea, having served four tours there.

"I am grateful to Korean War veteran, Mr. Jerry Guinn for organizing this event," Harvey said. So, for those of you who are about to receive the Ambassador for Peace medal, please accept this award knowing that you have advanced the cause of peace and justice, even though you have experienced firsthand the horrors of war. You are the beauty and hope of freedom."

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