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

 Commander Ray Ewing

 this on a mid-February morning with sun shining brightly makes it look a bit like spring already. Even though we have not had much winter (yet), spring will still be a welcomed sight. 

Abide me use of this space for a personal exposé.  My younger brother Donald retired from the U S Navy in 1980 after a 20-year career. He had gained the rank of Boatswains Mate Master Chief Petty Officer. He had experienced an exciting and varied career. He was aboard the destroyer pictured stopping the missile laden Russian trawler headed for Cuba. He served in the waters of Vietnam and among other assignments he served two tours as a DI at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.  Don passed away February 6, 2017.

I took advantage of this opportunity first to honor my brother but also to encourage you to make similar accountings.  Almost all of us have siblings, children or grandchildren serving or have served in the military. Who is it or what is it we like to talk about or hear about more than our kids or grandkids? We all are very proud of each of them and I for one want to learn more about them.

The editor of this news-letter is always looking for items of interest. I can’t think of a thing that would be more news-worthy.


"Friendship is the only Cement that Will       

Hold the World Together."

  (President Woodrow Wilson).


Mar 4  "All Veterans" breakfast at the Golden Corral. Be seated by 8:25am.


Mar 7 SVC-KWVA Board of Directors meeting at Macedonia UMC @ 9:00am. Room 201.


Mar 14 Chapter #313 Monthly member meeting @ Post 21 American Legion. Lunch @ 1:00 pm. Meeting @ 2:00 pm

Mar 17 St Patrick's Day


Bill Britt                      March 01,1933

Bill Heishman            March 03,1929

Ralph Martin              March 04,1931

Billy Evans                 March 07,1929

Bob Patterson           March 08,1930

Edgar Tufts                March 13, 1930

Barbara Lewis           March 15, 1940

Charles Hoak             March 20, 1932

John McGuire             March 31, 1930

Ed Mitchler                 March 31, 1935


Raymond Harris        March 14, 2017

Douglas Purnell         March 15, 2017

Tony Bencivenga       March 16, 2017

John McGuire             March 21, 2017

Ray Aston                    March 23, 2017


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