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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 12
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
December, 2020
Christmas in War-Torn Korea.

Billy Graham’s visit to Korea. The 1952 Christmas was a humbling one for Billy Graham. After successfully petitioning Washington, he received military cooperation to visit American soldiers serving in the Korean War. During his first week in Korea, Billy Graham preached 14 times to more than 7,000 soldiers. Ray Sneller was among the thousands who heard Mr. Graham. Now, 90 years old, Ray reflects on the visit, which has become a faith story the Snellers have passed down:

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 Ray Sneller (right) served in the United States Marines Corps when Billy Graham visited the front lines of the Korean War in 1952.

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 Ray Sneller was a 24-year-old Midwestern farm boy when he was drafted by the United States Marines.

‘He Was a Humble Man’: US Marine Remembers Billy Graham’s 1952 Visit to Korea

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A photo Ray took during Mr. Graham’s 1952 visit to Korea.



The Official State Flag of each of the 50 States, provided by the Governors, have been sewn together for the first time to create what is literally “America’s Flag”

The Flag was unveiled on November 6th at a Ceremony at the Air & Space Museum in San Diego. America’s Flag was the centerpiece of a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to honor America’s Heroes – 

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