CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
November, 2017
Farewell to S. Korea Ambassador to the U.S. Ahn, Ho Young

Thursday September 28th,  2017. The occasion was a lavish reception at the Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, celebrating the ROK National Armistice Day. 

  An estimated 400 invited persons attended this special event. Attending from Chapter 313 by invitation were Lew Ewing, Narce Caliva and Jack Keep, KWVA National Officers. It was also to bid farewell to the Ambassador and Mrs. Ahn, who are completing his assignment in the United States and returning to Korea and retirement. Among others, the popular diplomat was honored by tributes from our government (an Assistant Secretary of State and a Congressman), as well as KWVA President Tom Stevens who presented the Ambassador a beautiful plaque and other mementoes.  

An earlier photo of Ambassador Ahn & Lew Ewing.

Heads I Win - Tails You Lose.
Herb Taylor Makes The Toss.

KWVA Chapter 313’s own Herb Taylor was asked to do the coin toss for the James Wood High School Varsity Football home opener on September 1. The game recognized the service of veterans, police, fire and rescue men and women. Herb was asked by his niece Pam Taylor Ramey whose son Jim Ramey, Jr is a senior on the team. Nice job, Herb.

A VETERAN - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including THEIR LIFE."

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