|Posted:||August 29, 2019 01:27 PM|
|From:||Senator Bob Mensch|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Commending Korean and Korean-American Vietnam War veterans for their service to the United States during the Vietnam conflict.|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution commending Korean and Korean-American Vietnam War veterans for their service to the United States during the Vietnam conflict.
Korean and Korean-American Vietnam War veterans served honorably throughout the conflict, fighting valiantly both in and alongside the United States Armed Forces, often making the ultimate sacrifice, with many later becoming United States citizens.
From 1964 until the last soldier left Saigon on March 23, 1973, 325,517 members of the Republic of Korea’s Armed Forces served in Vietnam, the largest contribution of troops sent by an ally of the United States.
Of the hundreds of thousands who served, 5,099 Republic of Korea troops were killed and 10,962 were injured, many in defense of United States friends and allies.
These Korean-American veterans of the Vietnam conflict upheld the highest ideals of the United States through their dedicated service and considerable sacrifices, with many continuing to carry the visible and invisible wounds of war to this day.
Clearly, we owe these brave individuals an expression of the abiding gratitude of this Commonwealth. As such, I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution, showing them the gratitude that all veterans deserve for their service and sacrifices.
Introduced as SR263