Whittier Daily News: Korean immigrants who fought with U.S. in Vietnam would get healthcare under new bill

Washington, January 23, 2020

Since these 3,000 veterans are now U.S. citizens, they get limited help from the South Korea government, according to Kim Wan-joong with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles. That includes a monthly veteran stipend of roughly $250 and the right to burial in a South Korean national cemetery. Otherwise, Wan-joong said, they’re on their own in the United States.

“These veterans are caught in a difficult circumstance,” said Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, who is also co-sponsoring the bill.

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