HERO: Korean War Veteran Looks Back, Continues the Fight to Honor Fellow Vets of “The Forgotten War”

Tom Stevens is a Korean War Veteran who enlisted in July 1951. As a gunner and part of the 307th Bomb Wing, Stevens was instrumental in pushing back North Korean Forces. While his bravery is impressive, so is his humility today. There is no doubt that he is a hero, however, you won’t see him bragging or chasing glory.

Tom has been awarded multiple medals for his service including the Ambassador for peace medal. The South Korean government awards The Ambassador for peace medal to those who served. This honor recognizes that Stevens’ efforts helped to preserve South Korean democracy to this day. Beyond his military service, Tom continues to serve in other ways.

Tom’s dedication to his fellow veterans has never waivered. He helped to spearhead the construction of a memorial to those who served in Korea and was elected President of The National Korean War Veteran’s Association. While the war itself was so long ago, this Korean War Veteran will never stop serving his country.

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We, of course, love sharing stories like this about our American heroes. However, we also believe that it is important to give back. A bill we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act would greatly help many who served in WW2 and Korea. Learn more about this important legislation here.