Korean War Recalled; TS Lismore Navy Cadets Receive Memorabilia from a War Forgotten

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Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter

AFTER serving in the Australian Army in a number of armed conflicts, Lyle Martin now dedicates his time to spread information and advocate recognition for the Australian troops who served in the Korean War, between 1950 and 1953.

As the Far North Coast representative of the Korean Veterans Association, Mr Martin is ensuring that local cadets understand the legacy of the Korean War and its importance in our country's history.

aNot many cadets hear about the Korean War in the navy or air force, so I have decided to offer my time to correct that,a explained the veteran, who served in Korea between 1951 and 1952 after previously serving in Japan.

Mr Martin met yesterday with Sub-Lieutenant Heather O'Hehir, Commanding Officer of T.S Lismore Navy Cadets, based at Ballina. He presented her with an image of the nine Australian vessels that served during the Korean War plus information about the Australian involvement in that conflict.

Sub-Lieutenant O'Hehir thanked Mr Martin for the donation and highlighted the importance of the information provided as the T. …


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