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Canada decorates Jack Porter 40 years after he fought in Korea

It is called Canada's "Forgotten War." Over 500 Canadians died in the United Nations' struggle to repel the communist forces that invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. To the people they helped liberate, the Canadians were heroes. Yet those who made it home returned to an indifferent country and a government that took 40 years to officially acknowledge their sacrifice.

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Reporter Brett Harris interviews Korean veteran Jack Porter about his wartime memories and finally receiving his medal.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: May 8, 1992
Guest(s): Jack Porter
Reporter: Brett Harris
Duration: 2:43

Last updated: March 6, 2013

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