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

December 16th was National Wreath Laying Day at Military cemeteries across the nation. Locally, at the Winchester National cemetery.  Six of our Chapter 313 members participated in this event sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol, Rolling Thunder of A.L. post 21, and many other supporters. Present were Josh Morimoto, Jack Kronenberger, Rob Shirley and his friend Mitzi, Herb Taylor, “Peachie” DeHaven, and Paul Bombardier. Although it was quite chilly,  Korea Veteran graves were scouted out by our members, and wreaths were placed on their headstones followed by salutes in respect of their service to our country.


Chapter Condolences are extended to our member Ed Ellis on the loss of his wife Charlotte.

Charlotte Ann Ellis, 70, of Middletown, Virginia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at her home with her husband, Ed, by her side. Charlotte was born in 1947 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of the late Venner and Elsie Ritter and was one of thirteen children.   Charlotte was a member of Rolling Thunder and the Moose Lodge. As members of Rolling Thunder, she and her husband would frequent the rallies that were held in Washington, DC. They also visited Veterans at nursing homes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Charlotte married James “Ed” Ellis on August 31, 1996 in Middletown, Virginia, who survives her. A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with Funeral Celebrant Timothy L. Grum officiating. Interment at Shenandoah Memorial Park was private.

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