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

Our comrade, Doug Purnell, passed away on 6 September, after several illnesses and hospitalizations over the past several months.

Rev. Raleigh Watson

  Many of us were able to attend his funeral service, which fell on our regular meeting day, and necessitated cancelling the usual lunch. Doug’s family was most appreciative of our being there in uniform and in such great numbers. (Around 30 or so!)  Thanks to all of you who attended!


We were pleased to see Leonard Laconia at our last meeting!


Charles Hoak is continuing to recover and having therapy at home. Lea tells me that he welcomes visitors, but asks that you please call and arrange a convenient time, so as not to interfere with his therapy schedule. Phone is (540) 665-0828


In addition to Charles, 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 – 540-667-1876

Charles Boyce –         cell – 304-263-0811

John Moreland –     home-  540-550-8199

Leonard Laconia –  home - 540-667-1716

Don Jones –            home – 540-869-1958

Bud Robertson –        cell – 540-877-9132


Paul E. Bombardier

Our Beautiful Korean Church is hosting its’ annual Thanksgiving service and luncheon which will occur on October 1st at   a 11:00 am. This is off Tasker road on 130 Carriebrooke. Drive, Stephens 

City, near I-81. We hope for a large turn-out of Chapter members & spouses to this wonderful event to show our respect for Pastor Peter and PK Chong and their great congregation for their hospitality.


Oct 1, 11:00 am. Korean Thanksgiving service & Luncheon at Our Beautiful Korean Church. Please be seated by 10:45 am.

Oct 3, Chapter #313 BOD meeting @ 9:00 am. @ Macedonia UMC Room 201.

Oct 4-8, KWVA National Convention, Norfolk, VA.

Oct 7, Monthly “ALL” Veterans Breakfast @ Golden Corral. Please be seated by 8:15 am

Oct 7, Top of VA Honor Flight trip to DC. Get info from Lew Ewing.

Oct 10, Chapter #313 member meeting. Lunch @ 1:00 pm. Meeting @ 2:00 Kernstown Battlefield Assn. Civil War Battles in Winchester Area.


Josh Morimoto         Oct     02, 1943

David Mills                Oct     06, 1935

Richard Clark           Oct     10, 1929

Edwin Sharp             Oct     21, 1934

Ray Ewing                 Oct     24, 1933

Jack Keep                 Oct     28, 1934

Dwain Place             Oct     29, 1932

J. Jones                     Oct     30, 1937


Priscilla Staples      Oct     10, 2017

John Staples            Oct     10, 2017

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