Korean War hero Bill Speakman, 87, is greeted by a young South Korean girl during the presentation ceremony for his medals. Speakman said the medal originated in South Korea, so it should be returned there. Photo: Lee Dong-geun

British Korean war hero who fought Chinese donates Victoria Cross medal for valour

British ex-serviceman, awarded the Victoria Cross in the Korean War, presents the medal and wants his ashes scattered on the nation

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Korean War hero Bill Speakman, 87, is greeted by a young South Korean girl during the presentation ceremony for his medals. Speakman said the medal originated in South Korea, so it should be returned there. Photo: Lee Dong-geun
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