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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
September, 2019

Rev. Raleigh Watson

Those of us in the KWVA are most fortunate. We have survived our military experiences – some in combat, some as prisoners of war, and some with combat injuries.

  Others, such as I, are especially thankful that we were never ordered into combat. All our members are very blessed that we are able to be here today and to be members of the KWVA. Let us always remember those comrades who were not so fortunate and keep them in our prayers. Please pray for the souls of those who did not survive, for those still listed as MIA, for and for those serving around the world today.

Since our July meeting, Wayne Strother has been in and out of the hospital. We were especially glad to see him and Don Jones at the August meeting! Don had been unable to attend recent meetings.

Here are some suggestions for some of our comrades who do not get out very often and would appreciate a phone call (or visit!)

Millard Pippin – home phone – 540-667-1876

Don Jones – home phone – 540-869-1958

Leonard Laconia – 540-667-1716

Charles Hoak – 540-533-1187 (Lea’s cell)

Ollie “Buck” Thompson – 540-869-4496

Reminder – A graveside service for “J” Jones will be held at 1500 hrs on 9 Sept at Arlington National Cemetery.



Dickie Ewing           Sep    02

Jack Kronenberger  Sep    03   

Bud Boyce                 Sep    10

Narce Caliva             Sep    07

William Grupe          Sep    17     

Fred Haymaker       Sep    18

Priscilla Staples      Sep    24

James Kniceley       Sep    27




James E. Ellis                  Sep   11, 2019

Lawrence E. Clowser     Sep   13, 2019

Dickie Ewing                    Sep   13, 2019          

William Grupe                  Sep   14, 2019

Harry Pingley                   Sep   17. 2019

John Ruplenas                 Sep   17, 2019  

Joseph Dodd                    Sep    19, 2019

John DePollo                    Sep    23, 2019

Harold Miller                    Sep    24, 2019


SEP 03

Chapter BOD meeting @ 9:00 am. Room 201, Macedonia UMC, White Post, VA.

SEP 07

Monthly "All Veterans" breakfast @ Golden Corral. Please be seated by 8:15 am.


SEP 10

Chapter #313 monthly meeting at A. L. Post 21 @ 2:00 pm with optional lunch @ 1:00 pm.


SEP 13/14

Fall Fund raiser @ Walmart RT. 50 West. Sign up sheets available at meeting.


SEP 28

SAR Patriots Pride Day. Middletown, VA. At the Veterans Memorial. Chapter 313 will set up an information table.


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