SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean veterans who fought against North Korea under the U.N. flag in the 1950-53 Korean War will be buried at Seoul National Cemetery and Daejeon National Cemetery.
The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that it will amend the National Cemetery Act.
The current law stipulates that veterans who fought in the Korean War will be accepted by national cemeteries. Only those who have received the Order of Military Merit are accepted by Seoul National Cemetery and Daejeon National Cemetery.
As such, there has been criticism that South Korean veterans of the Korean War who received a medal from U.N. forces couldn’t be buried at Seoul National Cemetery and Daejeon National Cemetery.
With the upcoming amendment, the government also plans to determine the exact number of South Korean veterans who received a medal from foreign countries that fought in the Korean War as part of the U.N. forces.
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