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

From the Chapter Secretary

Paul Bombardier

After receiving an email message from Jim Fisher regarding member contact information errors, ie: phone, email and addresses, a search of our Chapter records has revealed that quite a few (24) of 

our members have differing information from National records. In the coming weeks, I will be contacting those individuals to correct this data. Also, some members say they are not getting dues notice post cards, and therefore forget to send in their dues on time. This results in being placed in inactive status, and possible loss of “Greybeards” issues. I remind you that in every monthly “Chatter” newsletter, members with dues due that month are posted as reminders. (See Page 2).

On a brighter note, I am beginning my fourth year as Chapter secretary, and second year as your “Chatter” editor. However,  I get very little input on stories and ideas (and pictures) to include so therefore have to go searching for articles to fill the space.  

Charlie Brown says, “doing a good job around here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit. It gives you a warm feeling, but no one notices.”

New Korean Ambassador to US
His Excellency Cho Yoon-je

The president of South Korea has  named Cho Yoon-je as the new ambassador to Washington, DC. Cho, 64, served as a key adviser on president Moon's election camp earlier last year. Ambassador Cho, an honorary professor of international studies at Seoul's Sogang

 University, earlier served as the head of the South Korean mission in Britain.  South Korea's new ambassador to the United States took office Tuesday Nov. 14th 2017, calling for "strategic, creative and bold" diplomacy at a critical juncture in Korean and global affairs.

Speaking at his inauguration ceremony at the South Korean Embassy in Washington on Nov. 15th, 2017, Amb. Cho also underscored the importance of maintaining a firm South Korea-US alliance, the embassy said in a statement.

Cho "stressed the need to conduct strategic, creative and at times bold diplomacy" in order to advance the national interest at a critical time for the Korean Peninsula and the world, it said.

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