The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
P.K. Chong and her daughter are pictured with Lew Ewing, Charles Hoak, Narce Caliva, ROK LtCol. Lee, and Don Netschke
On Saturday, June 25th, four of us were treated to a traditional Korean luncheon at the Woo Lea Oak Restaurant in Vienna hosted by the Korean / American Veterans Association of Washington, D.C. Following the luncheon, we drove to our Korean War Memorial where Narce Caliva, Lew Ewing, Charles Hoak and Don Netschke had the honor of being asked to participate in reading the names of the 7,000 KATUSA's who were killed in action during the Korean War. The KATUSA's were Korean soldiers who were attached to our American forces and fought, and died, side-by-side with our soldiers during the war. Their names will appear on the Wall of Remembrance along with our POWs and KIAs. We, Narce, Lew Charles, and Don want to thank Rev.
Peter Chong, P.K. Chong and their friend who met with us at Panera Bread prior to the event to give us a quick lesson on how to pronounce some of the Korean names that we would be reading during the program. We realize that we were not very good students - I think we all flunked the test, but it was fun and we appreciate their taking the time to help us.
In addition to all of the above, our new "Travel Agent" Josh Morimoto, organized a trip to the FBI Academy and the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, VA on June 16th and a second trip to Fort Myer on June 29th to tour the horse barns and talk with the soldiers who conduct the military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery plus a briefing at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington. These trips that Josh is putting together are very interesting and educational and we wish to thank him for all of his hard work.
Poor little Billy Scott had difficulty staying awake, again, and again, and again on our trips home.
The Mystery Member of the Month found on Page 2 is: LEONARD LACONIA