Barrar Seeks Korean War Era Veterans for Recognition Ceremony

As America prepares to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) is seeking Korean War era veterans to participate in an upcoming recognition ceremony to be held during the fall of 2010. 

“Often referred to as ‘the Forgotten War,’ the Korean War is an important part of our American history, and we cannot overlook the contributions of the American soldiers who fought there to preserve democracy,” said Barrar.  “The United States lost nearly 50,000 soldiers during the Korean War, yet even 60 years later, North Korea poses a threat to the safety of the free world. We still have thousands of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.” 

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950.  An armistice was signed to end the conflict in July 1953, but the border between North Korea and South Korea remains the most militarized border in the world. 

Barrar is seeking residents of the 160th District who served in the military during the Korean War era for a special recognition ceremony.  Those interested in participating can sign up on Barrar’s website,, or by calling his district office at (610) 485-7606. 

“As a U.S. Navy veteran, I understand the sacrifices our servicemen and servicewomen have made to protect our families and our freedoms,” said Barrar.  “I hope you will join me to honor the brave soldiers who fought in the Korean War.” 

Rep. Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(610) 485-7606
(717) 783-3038
Member Site:
Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 783-8063
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