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President Obama dispatches 5-person delegation to Saturday's Korean War ceremonies

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President Obama on Monday announced a five-member delegation to the Republic of Korea to attend the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on Saturday.

The delegation will consist of Sung Y. Kim, U.S. ambassador to South Korea; Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of the United Nations Command, Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea; James P. Zumwalt, deputy assistant secretary of state for Korea and Japan; David F. Helvey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, and Brig. Gen. David R. Stilwell, strategic plans and policy deputy director for Asia on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Mr. Obama will deliver a speech Saturday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington to mark the anniversary.

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