“The great spirit of all war veterans, including UN soldiers and patriots, who devoted and sacrificed everything for the freedom and peace of this country, will be remembered in our hearts forever.” - Park Geun-hye, former President, South Korea
IN MEMORIAM 2017-2018
William "Bill" Heishman
KWVA Chapter #313 member William "Bill" Heishman, 89, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Mattoon Health Care Center. He was born March 3, 1929 in Winchester, VA. <more>
Thomas L. Reardon
KWVA Chapter #313 member Thomas “Tom” Lewis Reardon, Jr., 85, of Winchester, Virginia passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Winchester Medical Center.
John G. Moreland
KWVA Chapter #313 member John Grafton Moreland, a.k.a. Jack, Jackie, "Red", Grouch, 88, of Woodstock, Virginia, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester, Virginia. <more>
Romuald N. Nickles
KWVA Chapter #313 member and US Navy Veteran Romuald N. Nickles “Romie”, 81, of Winchester, Virginia, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, VA.
John W. "Jack" Lewis
KWVA Chapter #313 member Jack Lewis’ battle with Alzheimer’s ended January 28, 2018 with his wife Barbara and daughters at his side. He was born June 10, 1934 in his beloved Pittsburgh and raised in Hamilton and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and Upper Sandusky and Galion, Ohio. <more>
Edmund L. Reel
KWVA Chapter #313 member CSM Edmund Leon Reel, 88, of Wardensville, WV. who passed into the hand of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.
Douglas G. Purnell
KWVA Chapter #313 member Douglas “Doug” Glenwood Purnell, 85, of Clear Brook, Virginia departed this life on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 after a brief hospitalization.
Anthony J. Bencivenga
KWVA Chapter #313 member Anthony "Tony" Joseph Bencivenga, 88 of Middleburg, Virginia, passed away on July 26, 2017.
Born June 16, 1929 in Hoboken, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Stella Bencivenga.
Billy J. Evans
WINCHESTER, VA KWVA Chapter #313 member Billy Jackson Evans, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1929 in Granite Falls, NC, the son of Wilson Winslow and Ethel Houck Evans. He graduated from Stokesdale High School in 1948.. He enlisted in the US Navy and served onboard USS Rendova CVE 114 during the Korean War. He worked with the US Department of Defense from 1955 until his retirement in 1984.
Francis Y. Hudson
KWVA Chapter #313 member Francis Yowell Hudson, 88, of Boyce, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2017.
Francis was born on January 31, 1928, the son of Floyd O. and Mary Frances Hudson. He graduated from Boyce Agriculture High School in 1947 and served in the U. S. Army/66th Topographical Unit in Germany from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict.