Holt County Veterans' Service Officer Ken Stenka recently presented the Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal to Harold Pribil of O'Neill.
Pribil served in the U.S. Army from July 1951 to September 1952 during the Korean War. A retired rancher, he currently resides at the O'Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center in O'Neill.
The Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affair created the Ambassador of Peace Medal to honor and thank Korean War veterans for their service to the Republic of Korea.
To be eligible for the award, a person must have served in Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953 or participated in the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Korea before Jan. 1, 1956.
The medal also may be awarded posthumously to immediate family members. For more information visit https://veterans.nebraska.gov/korea.