By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Shrewsbury – Arthur Dobson, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and a veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, recently was presented with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal in a ceremony held at the statehouse in Boston.
Dobson, along with nearly 100 other veterans, were presented with medals as part of an initiative by the Republic of Korea to express appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women who served in the Korean Conflict.
To be eligible, veterans must have served during the Korean Conflict from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955. Dobson served in Japan in August 1953 through February 1954 as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dobson noted that he received assistance from the office of State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) so that he was able to attend the ceremony in Boston.
“I am very grateful to her office,” he said. “And this was a thrill for me to receive this award. I was very proud to be there that day.”