Noel E. Tomas, BJ ’59

Noel E. Tomas, BJ '59

Lt. Col. Noel E. Tomas (USAFR Retired), BJ ’59, was awarded the Korean government’s Peace Keepers Medal at a recent gathering honoring Korean Conflict Veterans on the 65th anniversary of the war. The recognition luncheon was sponsored by the Korean-American Charity Foundation and held in Cromwell, Connecticut. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman presented the medal to Col. Tomas. Tomas, a former editor of Showme magazine while an undergraduate at MU, served as an Army private with a 7th Infantry Division line company north of Uijonbu on the 38th parallel. He also spoke before the gathering, reminding his fellow countrymen that the Korean conflict is not “a forgotten war.”

Updated: August 20, 2015