The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 04
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
From the Chapter Secretary
Please check page 2 for activities and dues due this month. If anyone has any stories and/or photos to share, we would be happy to accept them for inclusion in the newsletter.
I can copy photos at the meeting, and return them to you immediately.
March Meeting Highlights
1st Vice-Commander Lew Ewing addresses the Chapter with an interesting review of the formation of Chapter 313 to date. From the start to Charter member build-up, and the building of our Memorial Monument, and the many activities that we are involved with.
At this meeting, we signed up a new member, Charles J. Savary Jr. The Chapter now has 100 members on our National roster.
Condolences to the Robertson Family.
Alfred Dawson “Bud” Robertson, a Winchester architectural draftsman who designed many homes and businesses in the area, died at Blue Ridge Hospice on February 14. He was 87. The cause was from complications of COPD including emphysema.
Bud grew up in Winchester and attended Handley High School. He was in the Virginia National Guard before joining the army and serving a year of combat in Korea. He was stationed in Japan when the Korean War began and soon after moved into Busan with the 79th Tank Battalion. After his service, he graduated from the National Drafting School in Washington, D.C. He was a devoted member of the Hayfield Assembly of God and was involved in other local organizations through the years including the Boy Scouts of America, Isaac Walton League, the American Institute for Design and Drafting, and the Winchester/Frederick County Conservation Club.
Bud had a fulfilling career as an architectural draftsman in Washington, DC and Winchester before starting his own consulting and designing firm, A.D.
Robertson Design Concepts; he contributed to his field by sharing his expertise as a drafting instructor at Dowell J. Howard.
Bud loved the outdoors and was an enthusiast of hunting and fishing, proficient with both rifle and bow. He also enjoyed painting and playing the guitar in church. As a young man, he was involved in the local music scene, playing acoustic guitar and bass, and was a member of a The Uplanders band.
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