COMMENDING VETERANS OF THE KOREAN CONSTABULARY; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 113
(Extensions of Remarks - July 26, 2012)

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             COMMENDING VETERANS OF THE KOREAN CONSTABULARY

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                             HON. LEE TERRY

                              of nebraska

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 26, 2012

  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor veterans of the Korean 
Constabulary for their outstanding sacrifice and service during the 
hard years leading up to the establishment of the Republic of Korea.
  The Korean Constabulary was originally established in 1946 in order 
to provide support to Korean National Police during the unification and 
independence of South Korea. They would eventually serve as the 
Republic of Korea Army in 1948.
  During the years of 1946 and 1948, the Korean Constabulary undertook 
internal security tasks on behalf of the United States Military 
Government in Korea and the people of South Korea, defending their 
fledging country against internal unrest.
  The Korean Constabulary believe they have been treated unfairly due 
to their exclusion from benefits offered under the Republic of Korea's 
Military Pension Act. They have not been granted pension, financial aid 
for healthcare or military awards for their years of distinguished 
service because their years of service before 1950 are unaccounted for 
because the Constabulary was under the jurisdiction of the Department 
of National Defense during the years of 1946 and 1948.
  The Korean Constabulary would like to be honored by the Republic of 
Korea for their heroic service during such an unstable time in the 
country's history.
  Today, I honor all of the Veterans of the Korean Constabulary and 
commend them for their bravery and support to the United States 
Military Government in Korea.

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