STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Former army soldier Andrew Beavers visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
Beavers received a Purple Heart, 4 Bronze Stars and several other honors while serving in the U.S. military during the Korean War.
The average age of a Korean War Veteran is 81 years. Over 2.4 million American soldiers served and sacrificed during the conflict in which over 33,000 U.S. soldiers died, 100,000 were wounded, and 7,900 are still considered missing in action.
The Department of Defense Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration Committee is hosting an event in Washington D.C. to honor our Korean War veterans. The event is called “Heroes Remembered,” and President Obama has been invited, as well as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and any and all veterans.
The event is this Saturday, July 27th and will be streamed live on the Pentagon Channel.
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