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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
December, 2017

Commanders comments (From Page 1)


   The bus then transported us to the Women’s Memorial where we were treated to a very delicious lunch. After which we were transported to the Korean War Memorial on the Mall for a program starting at 4:30pm.

All the pomp and ceremony of the program including Korean ladies in traditional dress and the wreaths laying was quite impressive also.

The warm bus ride after a long day arrived back in Front Royal at about 7:33pm. We were about half way home however before Jack Keep declared his body had reached room temperature.

This is another event everybody should experience.


Rev. Raleigh Watson

Our condolences go to Raymond Carter on the loss of his daughter. Raymond, our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Also on our condolence  list is Harold Miller, whose brother Thomas Pinckney  

passed away 11/24/17 He was a PFC, in the US Army, in Korea 1951-1952.  He lived in South Carolina. Ed Reel has been in the hospital with a kidney stone, but returned home the day before Thanksgiving, however, upon getting home, he fell and as he was in pain, was returned to WMC and readmitted. While visiting Ed on Sunday the 26th, was advised that Ed is scheduled for intestinal surgery on Tuesday. After surgery, It is expected that he will be transferred to a rehab facility for further recovery. Romie Nickles says he has good days and not so-good days and is pretty much confined to home with pulmonary fibrosis.  He appreciates a call. Charles Hoak is continuing to recover and having therapy at home. He welcomes visitors, but please call and arrange a convenient time, so as not to interfere with his therapy schedule.

Those listed below are a few on our current concerns list. They would really appreciate a call – even a short one. Some would appreciate a visit, but call first.  You might send a card or note from time-to-time, and let them know we are thinking about them.


Millard Pippin – home phone – 540-667-1876

Charles Boyce – cell phone – 304-263-0811

Don Jones – home phone –540-869-1958

Leonard Laconia – 540-667-1716

Romie Nickles – 540-667-1016.

Charles Hoak – 540- 665-0828

Bud Robertson – 540-877-9132


Robert Bremilst      Dec     07, 1949

Jerry White              Dec     10, 1932

Lawrence McNealy Dec     13, 1956

Marshall DeHaven  Dec     13, 1931

Ed Ringoot               Dec     17, 1932

Ray Aston                Dec     21, 1931

Allen Stine               Dec     31, 1964


Richard Clark         Dec     26, 2017

Millard Pippin Jr.   Dec     26, 2017



Dec 2 Monthly “ALL” Veterans Breakfast @ Golden Corral. Please be seated by 8:15 am

Dec 5 Chapter #313 BOD meeting @ 9:00 am. @ Macedonia UMC Room 201


Dec 12 Chapter #313 Annual member meeting & Officer Election @ Lee-Jackson restaurant. Buffet @ 1:00 pm. Meeting @ 2:00 pm



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