The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Herbert B. Taylor
(This article is being reprinted for the benefit of our many new members).
Herb graduated from Stonewall High School in Clear Brook, Va. in 1947. After high school, he worked on an apple orchard until he was
24 years of age. He then entered the U.S. Army and took Basic Training at Camp Gordon, GA. After Basic Training, ha stayed at Camp Gordon where he attended Military Police school. After MP training, he was assigned to the 6th Army Headquarters
in San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge. Herb said that this was good duty as he patrolled the Bridge, worked night clubs downtown, and patrolled Angel Island out in the Bay.
Next, he found himself on a troopship enroute to Inchon, Korea and was assigned to the 24th Division, north of Seoul, at Munsan. This was in January 1955, and the fighting had stopped. His job as an MP was to patrol the Division area, helping the Korean people and making our boys behave. Coming back to the States for discharge, the Golden Gate Bridge was a welcome sight to see! Upon returning home, Herb attended a Vocational School for Cabinet making. He was a foreman for a Cabinet shop and worked in the building industry for 14 years. Then, at age 41, he star-
ted taking classes at Virginia Tech and earned a teaching certificate to teach Carpentry and Cabinet Making at the newly opened Dowell J. Howard Vocational Center in Winchester, where he taught for 24 years and enjoyed it all. He taught high school durimg the day, and adults at night.
He retired from teaching when he was 65 years old. Herb is a life member of the Whitehall United Methodist Church. He is the director of the Weekday Religious Education program, volunteers at Ccap on day a week, giving out clothing and food.
Herb says that the Lord has been good to him, and he tries to go where HE leads him.
Red Skelton’s recipe for a perfect Marriage.
Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship.
She goes on Tuesdays; I go on Fridays.
Less than 55 days to go.