The Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Ribbon is intended to honor all those who served in South Korea between the dates of June 1950 and July 1953.
The medal features a disc divided in three parts: one with red and white stripes, one with gold stars against a light blue background, and one in the blue of South Korea’s flag. It is framed by laurels, and an inscription reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COMMEMORATION” with the years “1950-1953” and “2000-2003” on the sides. The reverse of the medal depicts the South Korean seal in red and blue, surrounded by stars. An inscription reads, “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.” The ribbon is light blue, bisected by a thin yellow band. The band is flanked by two white strips, and stripes in blue, white, and red decorate each edge of the ribbon.