Korea War Vets
Korean War Vets
65th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice

Korean Vets

Peninsula Branch 62's two Korea War Veterans, Lloyd Saulnier and the late Don Newstead were life members of our branch and also life members of the local Korea Veterans Association.

Lloyd Saulnier was also president of the Korea Veterans Association and received the Ambassador for Peace Medal. 

The war began on June 25, 1950 with active fighting ceased on July 25, 1953 with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. 

Of the 26,791 Canadians who fought in Korea during that time 1,558 were wounded, 516 killed and 33 taken as prisoners of war. 

From the signing of the Armistice until the end of 1955 another 7,000 Canadian served in that hostile theatre of operations. 

Canadian Troops remained in the turbulent peninsula until 1957.

There are 378 Canadians buried at the United Nations Cemetery in Pusan.