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The U.S. Department of Defense is marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War by visiting Veterans Homes around the nation.

Today an officer paid a visit to the Veterans Home of California located in Ventura.

The Korean War was the first integrated war.

It is also remembered for saving lives by putting Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals known as MASH units near the front lines.

Army Veteran Richard Hanson remembers the shooting day and night during the cold winter months.

Hanson says it was hard to take as a teenager just out of high school.

 
Representatives from the Department of Defense came to Staten Island on Saturday to honor a group of Korean War veterans for their sacrifice and to celebrate their legacy, which helped cement South Korea's success in the world today
About 80 members of the Cpl. Allen P. Kivlehan Chapter of the Korean War Veterans of Staten Island met at the New York Korean Evangelical Church in Arden Heights.

 
A local Korean War Veteran was awarded his medals in a surprise ceremony Friday, put together by his family and Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
Bruce Murray served in the Army in the early 1950s. One of his daughter's said that Murray's military records were destroyed in a 1973 fire in St. Louis.
The records were recreated with the help of Costa's office.

Korean War veterans received recognition for their service during a recent event at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park. Above, Air Force Major John Buchanan hangs a wreath during the ceremony that brought military representatives from Washington, D.C. Below left, observing a moment of silence are, from left, Tom Thiel, president of Korean War and Service Veterans, Chapter 169; Army Col. David J. Clark, executive director of theU.S. Department of Defense  60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee; and Mayor Sanna Henderson.
 

Marines who fought at Korea's Chosin Reservoir in 1950 gathered to be honored with a certificate from the secretary of defense. A wreath was laid on their Camp Pendleton monument.
 
Read more about this story and watch the video at http://camppendleton.patch.com/articles/video-korea-veterans-honored-on-camp-pendleton#video-9057127.

Col. David Clark, executive director of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, Maj. Gen. Ronald Bailey, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, and San Diego Padres announcer and Korean War veteran Jerry Coleman honored Korean War veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Chosin Few Memorial Momument at Camp Pendleton on Thursday.
 

 
Taps played in the background as a Pentagon official led a wreath-laying ceremony at Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park Wednesday afternoon, honoring 80 local Korean War veterans for their service.
The visit was part of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Committee's three-year program -- authorized by Congress -- to recognize the sacrifices of these veterans nationwide. Leesburg was the committee's first stop in Florida.

 
For Tom Thiel and fellow members of the Korean War Veterans Association of Lake County, the group's special meeting today isn't just about honoring Korean War veterans. It's about reminding future generations about the sacrifices that were made.
Korean War veterans from across the area will gather at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park. More than 100 people are expected to attend.
 

 
There was no holocaust in the Korean War, and TV news had yet bring scenes of brutality into living rooms.So many war-weary Americans, trying to forget the concentration camps and rations of World War II, paid little attention to the three-year war.
Jim Bredenkamp of Anderson returned to combat in Korea a year after serving in the Army.

 
Sixty years ago in the midst of the Korean War, a Marine from Meridian, Miss., John Holt, struck up a friendship with a Korean teenager, Changsup Chuck Hahn, who worked for the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Bat­tlion.
"He helped me a lot. He taught me English," Hahn said. "I was 14 and he was 20. He treated me like his own brother."
Sunday night in Birming­ham, 60 years later, Hahn was finally able to connect with Holt's family and ex­press the gratitude he felt he owed Holt, who died in 2000 at the age of 68.

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