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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
January 2018

( Cont. from page 1 ) We have enjoyed a good year and I have no doubt we will have another good year   if we stay focused on the objectives and purpose of the organization. Each must take a role, however trivial or important it might be. There will not always be someone else to do it.

I trust you each had a Merry Christmas and I do wish each and every one a Happy New Year.


Rev. Raleigh Watson

Our condolences go to Ed Ellis on the loss of his wife, Charlotte. I neglected to mention last month that Gary Fletcher had lost his son. I apologize for that omission. Gary and Ed, our prayers are with you at this 

difficult time. Ed Reel departed life on earth on Tuesday, 19 Dec. He had been in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities for past few weeks. Ed was a former POW and a real inspiration to our chapter and to many others who knew of his devotion to country and flag. We will miss him greatly, and send our deepest condolences to his family. We have lost a dear comrade! ( Editor Note: More coverage on this in the next issue.)

J. Jones is undergoing radiation and chemo at WVU hospital in Martinsburg. His last message to me was, “Just a quick report.

I have been in the WVU hospital in Martinsburg since Tuesday.

More testing and now undergoing radiation. Not a lot of energy

Will keep you posted. My prayers to all. J. Jones”

J. has set up a page on “” where he or his family post reports on his progress. You may go to it and check on him. I’ll pass on any messages I get from him.

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


Steve Culbert        Jan     01, 1933

Ed Marshall           Jan     01, 1935

Hal Miller               Jan     05, 1956

Leonard Laconia   Jan     10, 1931

Jim Markley          Jan     10, 1933

Thomas Muller     Jan     19, 1944


Billy Scott               Jan     01, 2018

Richard Stork         Jan     01, 2018

Thomas Wiseman Jan     01, 2018

Thomas Reardon   Jan     24, 2018



Jan 2 Chapter #313 BOD meeting @ 9:00 am. @ Macedonia UMC Room 201


Jan 6 Monthly “ALL” Veterans Breakfast @ Golden Corral. Please be seated by 8:15 am


Jan 9 Chapter #313 monthly member meeting A.L. post 21 @ 2:00 pm w/ optional lunch 1:00 pm.   

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