Canadian Korea Medal
The Korean War marked the first time that the United Nations sent armed forces into combat to stop
aggression. Armed forces and medical support units from 20 United Nations member states, along with the
Republic of Korea and Italy, teamed together under the United Nations banner on the Korean peninsula to
halt the threatened takeover of the Republic of Korea. The Medal was instituted in 1951.
Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals
For more information, please see the Department of Veterans Affairs Canada at: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group04/km