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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 14, Issue 08
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
August, 2021

July Meeting Highlights

 

     Commander Lew Ewing introduced Lt. Col. Park, Byoung-gun, Military attaché at the Embassy of South Korea in Washington, DC.

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     Commander Lew Ewing presented Lt. Col. Park a Certificate of appreciation for all his efforts in assisting our chapter with arrangements for travel to many KWVA functions in the Washington Metro area for the last three years.

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KWVA Director and past Commander Narce Caliva presents a hand carved Eagle Head walking stick to Lt. Col. Park while Commander Lew Ewing looks on.

New Chapter Member

 

Cmdr Lew Ewing introduced new member Jerry Beydler, former U.S. Army Veteran. Jerry gave a brief account of his service life, and the members welcomed Jerry to the Chapter.

 

Guest Speaker Introduced

 

At this meeting, we were pleased to have the Commander introduce as our guest speaker, the  Mayor of Middletown, Charles Harbaugh IV.

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Mayor Harbaugh was elected in 2012 as the youngest mayor in Virginia history.  He currently serves as Executive Director of “Access Independence” where the mission is to promote independent living by providing services that enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities living in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley.  Charles gave a talk about the types of support that can be provided by “Access Independence” and encouraged our members to reach out if they or someone they know may need this type of assistance.