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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
March, 2020


The Mural Wall, created by muralist, Louis Nelson, characterizes “America’s Mantelpiece,” with over 2,700 actual images of men and women who served during the Korean War. As the statues are reflected in the Mural Wall, their numbers grow to 38, symbolic of the 38th Parallel, which in 1950, was the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. On the Mural Wall, etched is the inscription “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.” The addition of the Wall of Remembrance will define the cost of FREEDOM with each individual name of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to FREEDOM.

support the Foundation’s goals. Your financial support is greatly appreciated. You may visit to submit your secure online donation or if you prefer, checks can be mailed to:

The Korean War Veterans MemorialFoundation                           950 North Washington Street,

Suite 311 

Alexandria, VA 22314

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, it is now the time to remember. If not now, when?

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Our nation has a responsibility to make sure we do not forget our men and women in the military who sacrificed to defend the freedoms we enjoy.

We cannot do this without your help! Please help us to raise the necessary funding to build the Wall of Remem-brance for our fallen soldiers and

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               We Go Together

Mystery Member Photo Answer.

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It is our own Ollie "Buck" Thompson.

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