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Home News Merrill Newman, U.S. Veteran Who Was Held in North Korea, Tells His Story

Merrill Newman, U.S. Veteran Who Was Held in North Korea, Tells His Story

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A year after his release, Merrill Newman, a Korean War veteran who ran afoul of the North Korean authorities on a trip last year, has written about his experience.





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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at www.archives.gov