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U.S. Tiger Exercise Foundation National Ceremony

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 11:00 to 13:30

April 28th marks the 69th Anniversary of the WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger.  The Governor of Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon, is preparing a governor's proclamation designating April 28th as Exercise Tiger Day for the state.  For the past 25 years, Missouri governors have recognized this historic anniversary date.  This year the Exercise Tiger Commemorative Foundation is going international with their ceremonies, and there are 20 U.S. Coast Guard Stations and a U.S. Cutter in the Arabian Gulf who will participate.  The WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger was considered a 'forgotten battle' and was kept quiet till long after the war was over and the Korean War has been titled 'the forgotten war,' the theme for this spring's ceremony is "The Forgotten Battle Honors the Forgotten War."

On April 28, 2013 the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will participate in the National ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, NJ.  As part of the program a new movie produced by Matthew Richards (2012) on the Battle of Exercise Tiger will be viewed, Korean War Veterans will be recognized with Certificates of Appreciation, signed by the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, COL Clark will provide remarks, and Medals of Combat valor debuted by the Exercise Tiger Foundtion for those veterans who meet the criteria, followed by a wreath laying at sea.

April 28th marks the 69th Anniversary of the WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger.  The Governor of Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon, prepared a governor's proclamation designating April 28th as Exercise Tiger Day for the state.  For the past 25 years, Missouri governors have recognized this historic anniversary date.  This year the Exercise Tiger Commemorative Foundation went international with their ceremonies, and there were 20 U.S. Coast Guard Stations and a U.S. Cutter in the Arabian Gulf who participated.  The WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger was considered a 'forgotten battle' and was kept quiet till long after the war was over and the Korean War has been titled 'the forgotten war,' the theme for this spring's ceremony is "The Forgotten Battle Honors the Forgotten War."

On April 28, 2013 the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee participated in the National ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, NJ.  As part of the program, Korean War Veterans were recognized with Certificates of Appreciation signed by the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and COL Clark, Executive Director of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, provided remarks.  Other remarks were provided by DiAnne Gove, LBI, NJ State Assemblywoman and Gerry Little, Freeholder.  In addition, Medals of Combat valor debuted by the Exercise Tiger Foundation for those veterans who met the criteria were issued and a new movie produced by Matthew Richards (2012) on the Battle of Exercise Tiger was viewed.  Following the ceremony was a wreath laying at sea, in which, COL Clark and CDR O'Brien were apart of and the event ended with a 21 gun salute.

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Media

Korean War Veterans to Receive Honors at Barnegat Light Ceremony – Atlantic City Press

World War II and Korean War Veterans Honored – Asbury Park Press (Video)

Location

Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light
601 Bayview Ave
08006 Barnegat Light, NJ
United States