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Republic of Korea presents nine peace medals to Clallam County veterans

Peninsula Daily News - 1/5/2020

Republic of Korea Consul General Lee Hyung-jong presented nine Ambassador of Peace medals for Clallam County veterans of the Korean War at a ceremony Dec. 9 at the Black Bear Diner in Sequim. The medals were presented to Douglas Tissot, Jack Hughes, Larry Fredrickson, Carlton Posey, James Read, Bill LaRue, Joseph Hawkins, Bill Riedel and Donald Springer. Seven of the veterans were on hand to receive the medals. Two were presented to surviving family members.

Pictured are Douglas Tissot, Jack Hughes, Larry Fredrickson, Carlton Posey and Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos. the director of the state's Department of Veterans Affairs; Sissi Bruch, mayor of Port Angeles; Jerry Retella, president of the Korean War Veterans Association; Lee Hyung-jong, Republic of Korea Consul General Lee Hyung-jong; James Read; Gary LaRue receiving medal for his brother, Bill LaRue; Joseph Hawkins; Bill Riedel; state Rep. (D-Port Angeles) Mike Chapman; and Don Springer receiving the medal for his father, Donald Springer.