A group of Korean War veterans will be honored today at a ceremony recognizing the 69th anniversary of the Word War II battle of Exercise Tiger.
The Department of Defense 60th anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will participate in the program at the Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light in Barnegat Light.
This year, the Exercise Tiger Commemorative Foundation will have ceremonies at 20 U.S. Coast Guard Stations and on a U.S. Cutter in the Arabian Gulf.
CWO Jay O. Greiner, Commander of USCG Station Barnegat Light and Susan Haines, National Executive Director of the U.S. Exercise Tiger Commemorative Foundation, will participate in the program along with other military officers and government officials.
Col. David J. Clark, Director of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, will present certificates signed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to more than 50 Korean War veterans. They will also receive the United States Exercise Tiger Foundation’s Medal of Combat Valor.