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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Lewis M. Ewing, Editor
September 2016

tirelessly for the preservation of it's goals; the recognition of Fort Loudoun, the preservation of it's site, and the appreciation of the contribution of the soldiers and frontier settlers during the French and Indian War.

   Norm is recipient of the Golden Owl award of the National Press Club, the Life Membership Award  of the National Space Club,as a founder and past President, the Stewart Bell Jr. Award for "Achieve-

ment in the Field of Historical Literature," the Shenandoah University President's Award for "Out-

standing Service in Community History," the Fort Loudoun Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Preservation of our French and Indian War Heri-tage," and the Indiana Institute of Technology's "Order of the Silver Slide Rule  Award" for "Outstanding Service to Industry and Commerce." In 2011, he was inducted into the Virginia Historical Series Hall of Fame.

   We are proud to have Norman Baker as a member of our Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the KWVA.

Commander's Comments (cont. from page 1)

of our Chapter. The job is not difficult when you have enough helping hands.

Caution - Important - Our chapter is looked upon as an important Chapter when scheduling affairs related to the Korean War. They know they can depend on us for our support. They look upon us as the first Chapter to contact when making their plans. For this reason, the Embassy has been very gracious in providing us with free transportation to and from their functions held in Washington, DC. This expense is acceptable to them as long as we have sufficient numbers of participants. Let each one of us make every effort to be involved in these events when called upon.

   It goes without saying that the south Koreans Em-

bassy has gone out of it's way to honor us and treat us with respect. Let us show our gratitude that we care by showing our pride and respect for our service.

                              Don Netschke, Commander.


Can you guess the name of this

member of our Chapter?

(The answer is found on page 7)


   Lt Gen Shin, Kyoung Soo, the Defense attache at the ROK Embassy for the past two plus years, has been re-assigned to a new post in Korea and will be leaving the Embassy in December.

    Three Chapters (Winchester, Hagerstown and Frederick) will honor Gen. and Mrs. Shin at a luncheon to be held on September 22nd, at the Dutch's Daughter Restaurant in Frederick, MD beginning at 12:00 noon.

    Gen. Shin has been a great friend and supporter of all Korean War Veterans, especially our Chapter. We ask you to please support this effort to honor and thank the Shins by attending this luncheon as we say goodbye and wish them well as they leave us. 

Commanders Comments Contd
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