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Korean War Veteran Finally Gets His Medals

Korean War veteran Marcus Tuck was finally awarded medals earned for his service, 69 years ago.

The Korean War lasted from 1950-1953, though detestably the conflict never ended since no formal peace treaty has been signed and it's considered a “Ceasefire”.

The 91 year old veteran living in Virginia was previously denied medals due to a transcription error, this was found out by the local Veteran's Association and were able to get the Department of Defense (DOD) to hand over the proper medals held by the DOD since the late 1950's.

Virginia's Veteran's Association Representative, Abigail Sponberger, formally awarded the 91 year old his medals which are as follows:

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal (Double Bronze Starred)

Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award

United Nations Service Medal

Mr Tuck thanked the Veteran's Association dearly for his medals, stating: “I may be 91, but better late than never”.  

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