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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Local veterans receive medals


Stephanie Thompson

Richard Shuck is joined by his daughter to receive his Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal.

In a packed room, Korean War Veterans and their families gathered together to reflect on the war and to receive a peace medal.

According to Doug Uhrig of the Wyoming Veterans Commission, the Korean War, was on of the bloodiest wars, but due to lack of public attention, it's often referred to as "The Forgotten War."

"It was a short, but exceptionally bloody," Uhrig said.

According to, about 5 million people died in the war and half of those were civilians. Forty thousand American soldiers died in the war and 100,000 were injured.

The Korean War started June 25, 1950, when 75...

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