Title : Postage Stamp to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps
Stamp Serial#
1102 
KPC#
C-789 
MICHEL#
1127 
StanGib#
1329 
Scott#
1135 
Date of Issue
08/26/1978 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Army Nursing Officer and Badge 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Print and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
August 26, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Korea Army Nurse Corps.

Soon after its establishment, following the inauguration of our government in 1948, the ANC, entrusted with the sublime mission of enhancing the combat caliber of our armed forces through the preservation of their health and nursing wounded officers and men, had its first opportunity of performing duty, to tend the wounded during the Yosu-Suncheon Rebellion.

During the past 30 years since its founding, members of the ANC heroically have carried out thier duty especially at the time of the Korean War and then in the Vietnamese War, taking care of our soldiers dispatched there as peace crusaders. Their successful performance earned them the proud title of "White-clad Angels", both at home and abroad. Indeed the ANC has contributed greatly to the promotion of peace and freedom of the entire world. Besides, ANC officers also have extended warm hands of assistance to the civilian communities in Vietnam as well as in Korea.

For the training and education of candidates for army nursing officers, an Army Nursing School has been founded. Upon completion of the training course, the candidate is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. ANC members also contribute considerably to the United States.

On this occasion of observing the 30th anniversary of our Army Nurse Corps, the Ministry of Communications is issuing a commenorative postage stamp in the hope that all its members will further dedicate themselves to the development of nursing care that is essential to the boosting of the morale of all our officers and men.