CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
   Volume 10 Issue 1
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
January 2017
Joint Christmas Meeting

On Thursday Dec 8th, six members of our Chapter travelled to Springfield, VA for the Joint Meeting of KWVA Chapters at A.L. Post 176. The occasion was to witness the installation of Officers for KWVA Chapter #100 for the coming year, and to meet and

welcome Brig. Gen. Pyo Se Woo, who is a West Point Graduate and the new Diplomatic Military Attaché at the Korean Embassy. Gen. Pyo is replacing Major Gen. Shin, who is returning to South Korea at the end of his assignment. It was a nice meeting of fellow KWVA Veterans, who recounted their service in Korea. Many were “Chosin Few” survivors. After some comments from Bruce “Rockey” Harder, on the MIA body recovery program, Don Howell on the Korea Re-Visit program, and KWVA Executive Director Jim Fisher with an update on the 2017 National Convention, we all shared a nice lunch and stories.

Chapter #313 members who attended the Joint Meeting. From the left: Paul Bombardier, Josh Morimoto, Lew Ewing, Charles Hoak, Narce Caliva and Marshall “Peachie” DeHaven.

FROM THE CHAPTER SECRETARY

“HAPPY NEW YEAR” We hope that all of you enjoyed a very “MERRY CHRISTMAS” and that the New Year will bring joy to everyone. We pray that your problems will be minimal. 2017 promises to bring some good 

days to the Chapter with many events and gatherings for everyone to share and enjoy. Don’t forget the Chapter Buffett Dinner to be held on Thursday February 16th at 12:00 noon. This will be held at the Lee-Jackson restaurant in Winchester. We hope to see you there.

                                   Paul E. Bombardier