Local war vet to visit foreign country he helped protect

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by Ashley Korslien & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

SPOKANE--A local war veteran is preparing to visit the foreign country he fought to protect more than 60 years ago.

Korean War veteran Ron Thomsen will take a special trip to South Korea with his wife.  It’s all part of the “Re-visit Korea Tour”, which invites veterans for a week long stay in the country as a way to thank them for their service.

The vets get to tour historical landmarks and learn about South Korean culture.  It will also be a chance for Ron to connect with other war veterans.

He says this opportunity is a reminder that his service is not forgotten.  Although the Korean War was a dark time in Ron's life, he says being recognized for his service is something he will always remember.

After the Re-Visit Korea Tour, Ron and his wife will continue their travels with stops in Beijing and Shanghai.

 

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