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Hagel honors Korean War veterans, vows efforts for peace on Korea

2013/07/27 05:05

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel expressed his gratitude Friday to Korean War veterans for their service that helped defend South Korea and eventually led to its remarkable prosperity.

"Korean War veterans stepped forward to serve at a defining time in our history, and they deserve our thanks," he said in a statement to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the three-year Korean War.