CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 09
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
September, 2019

Honoring our Chapter's Combat Infantry Veterans.

 

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At our annual Chapter picnic, our first Chapter Commander, Billy Scott receives a carved Eagle Head walking stick inscribed with the combat infantryman badge and Korean Service Medal. Now here is the rest of the story, as recounted by Past Commander Narce Caliva.

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At our last Fund Raising, Vietnam Veteran John Kennedy approached us saying, “I need some help, I hope you can help me.” 

He explained he had recently moved  to the area from Northern Virginia where he’d tried in vain for two years to find a Korean War veteran who was entitled to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge.   Woodcarving was John’s hobby and he’d made a beautiful cane with a bald eagle head and the CIB and KSM Medal on it.  He would appreciate it if we could accept and present it to a veteran on his behalf.

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When John learned that two members had identified themselves at our meeting as CIB awardees, he wanted both to have a cane and quickly made a second one,  and also added the Korean War Medal to them. 

The first cane went to our first Commander, former Staff Sgt Billy Scott of Co. G, 2nd Bn, 179th Infantry Regt, 45th Infantry Division; the second to former (Cont. on Page 5)