Alternate Title: EO 10179: Establishing the Korean Service Medal
"There is hereby established the Korean Service Medal, with suitable appurtenances, for award, under such regulations as the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force may severally prescribe, and subject to the provisions of this order, to members of the armed forces of the United States who during any period between June 27, 1950, inclusive, and a terminal date to be fixed by the Secretary of Defense shall have served within the area or areas of military operations in the Korean theater."
Executive Order 10179; EO 10179
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1949-53 Comp., p.362-363