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StarKist Co. Honors The Korean War Veterans Of Western Pennsylvania

Nearly 90 Korean War Veterans, Dignitaries and Civic Leaders to Attend the 4th Annual Reception and Luncheon in Recognition of Their Service -- Freedom is Not Free

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., which is headquartered on Pittsburgh's North Shore, and its parent company, Dongwon of Seoul, South Korea, are proud to announce their long-standing commitment to the local Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania.  On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square, the company will host its annual luncheon to honor area Korean War Veterans who served so valiantly in what has been called "The Forgotten War."

Nearly 90 veterans and their families, along with local dignitaries and civic leaders, are set to attend the tribute to The Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) of Western PA, General Matthew B. Ridgway Chapter.  A highlight of this year's program will be recognizing three distinguished members of the Korean War Vets of Western PA, who received a Silver Star including Private First Class Thomas M. Miller, Private First Class Victor J. Tomsko, and Corporal John E. Meyers.  The Silver Star is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces and it is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.

"The Korean War Veterans of Western PA are American heroes," said Andrew Choe, StarKist President and CEO.  "Those who have served in the Korean War have given so much to protect and preserve freedom for the United States and South Korea.  It is an honor to demonstrate our appreciation for their service and sacrifice."

StarKist's support to the region's Korean War Veterans goes beyond the annual luncheon. Locally the company has sponsored and donated funds for programs benefiting the veterans and their families.  In addition, StarKist employees assist the local KWVA members in ongoing clean-up efforts of the Korean War Memorial site on Pittsburgh's North Shore throughout the year.

"This is the 4th annual luncheon that StarKist and Dongwon have hosted in recognition of our service and it's something we look forward to each year," said Jack Rosenberger, President of the Korean War Veterans of Western PA.  "It means so much for us that our sacrifices and service during the Korean War are appreciated.  We are thankful for StarKist and Dongwon for the support and involvement." 

About StarKist 
StarKist Co. is a food company that provides trusted, healthy, and shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations® and Salmon Creations®.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

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