My father was awarded the Korean Conflict medal posthumously in 1992.  This picture is of me, Mom and my brothers.  While I received the medal on behalf of my father I was overcome with emotions that to this day are still un-explainable.  I thank my mother, sisters and brothers for allowing me this honour.

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Darrell, Ken, Me, Mom, Gordon, Jim, Doug

- 1992 -

Vernon Earle Little
October 12, 1924 - March 14, 1979

Canadian Korean War Medal


Awarded to Canadian military personnel for one day on the strength of an army unit in Korea; or 28 days afloat; or one sortie over Korea by a member of the RCAF, 02 July 1950 - 27 July 1953.

"Please note that the above is only a summary outline of the conditions that apply to this medal. Additional information and a list of qualifying areas of service are available from the Honours and Awards Section, Veterans Affairs Canada, 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P4"


There is no bar to this medal. A bronze oak leaf emblem is worn on the ribbon by those mentioned-in-dispatches. The RCN received 33 MIDs and the Canadian Army 248 MIDs.


A circular medal, 1.42 inches (36 mm) across, of .800 fine silver. The British medal is made of cupro-nickel and does not have the word CANADA at the bottom of the obverse.


The uncrowned coinage head of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right, with the legend ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA around the edge and the word CANADA at the bottom.


The Hydra-headed monster of mythology being destroyed by Hercules with the word KOREA at the bottom.


A single-toe scroll claw is attached to a plain, straight suspender.


The ribbon, 1.25 inches (32 mm) wide, consists of 5 equal stripes (0.25" each): yellow, blue, yellow, blue, and yellow.


The medal was instituted in 1951, for service from 02 July 1950 to 27 July 1953.


The recipient's name is engraved on the rim with regimental number.


There have been 15,000 issued to Canadian military personnel

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