Eighty junior enlisted U.S. and South Korean servicemembers will be honored at various activities over two days next month for their performance and contributions to the community, according to a news release.

Activities will culminate with the USO’s 39th Six Star Salute Gala at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Seoul Hyatt Hotel.

The Six Star Salute began in 1970 when a group of South Korean community leaders wanted to find a way to express their country’s gratitude by bestowing the honorary rank of “Six Star” to exemplary enlisted personnel, the release said.

Those to be honored were recommended by their commanders.

For tickets to the gala and information about program sponsorship, visit, or call the USO Korea

Marketing Office at DSN 724-7781, or civilian 02-749-6429.

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