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Free Book Offered to Korean War Veterans

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON - To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the government of South Korea is offering a free book to veterans or their families.

The book, "Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth," is available through the Wisconsin Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs departments. Officials say the full-color, 175-page hardcover book is meant to honor the veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Nearly 1.8 million Americans – including 132,000 Wisconsinites – served in Korea between 1950 and 1953. Currently, more than 40,000 Korean War veterans live in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Military Affairs.

Published in Salt Lake City, the book was paid for by the South Korean public and private sectors.

Veterans or families can pick up the book at:
• County Veteran Service Offices
• The Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the Capitol Square in Madison
• Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, 2400 Wright Street, Madison
• Various veteran service organizations and the Wisconsin Korean War Veteran Association will also have copies available.

Click here to request a copy by mail.

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