18.06.2011 16.Siwan, 5771 Schlach Lechah
Korean Embassy honors Jewish war veterans
Embassy credits 'Post' with helping find Jews who fought in Korean War; Ma Young-Sam: "Koreans will never forget what [veterans] did for us."
The Korean Embassy in Israel on Thursday held a special ceremony to mark the 61st anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. In honor of soldiers who fought to help South Korea stop the communist invasion, a seemingly unlikely group was also recognized: Jewish Korean War veterans living in Israel.
According to an official statement released by the Embassy, some 4,000 Jewish soldiers fought alongside South Koreans and Allied Forces in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. The Embassy has been awarding medals to Jewish soldiers since 2009. This year's ceremony was hosted by Korean Ambassador to Israel Ma Young-Sam at his home in Rishpon….