Korean blind veteran Billy Orr speaks to BBC 1 South East
15 August 2013 16:45
Korean veteran Billy Orr who now lives at the Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre due to his sight loss is interviewed by BBC 1 South East.
The award of a Korean War "peace medal" would mean "everything" to former Gloucestershire Regiment soldier, Billy Orr who is now a member of national charity Blind Veterans UK. Billy Orr, 92, who fought for the United Nations in the conflict in the 1950s, lives in residential care at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Brighton.
Fellow blind veteran Tom Clough from Gloucester is calling for Mr Orr, who is blind, to receive a Revisit Medal. Mr Clough found out about Mr Orr's plight when he met him after he joined Blind Veterans UK, and is calling for him to be given a medal. Billy speaks to BBC 1 South East about his 'Peace Medal' campaign and his time as a member of the charity Blind Veterans UK.