There is a Navy Lady Veteran turning 98 today at the Oaks of Sweeten Creek. Her Name is Rosie McKinney and was in WW2 Veteran. Meeting at the Oaks (3864 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704) . We will meet at 10:45am in the Oaks Parking Lot for a Drive BY Happy Birthday. If you can attend and round up more people I am sure it would make this Lady Happy. Veterans and Non-Vets welcome. Lets do the impossible and show up for her.
Congratulations to the winners of our raffle held in conjunction with the Henderson County 2019 Apple Festival. Our heartfelt thanks to these winners and to all those who bought raffle tickets.
The proceeds raised from the raffle ticket sales will be distributed to KWVA Wall of Remembrance in Washington D.C., Wreaths Across America to help provide wreaths at veterans grave sites, Henderson County Honor Air in support of their effort to take veterans on a one day trip to Washington D.C. to take in the various Veteran Memorials, Henderson County Veterans Healing Farm that raises fruits and vegetables providing a way for veterans to transition to civilian life and provide food stuffs for the Veterans Administration in Black Mountain, and The Steadfast House which is a place for homeless female veterans sponsored by the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM).
THE WINNERS ARE:
1st Place: Rich Rolen – Henry Golden Boy Rifle
2nd Place: Georgea Jefferson – Tool Kit
3rd Place: Elizabeth Heffern – Rifle Case
Upon verification of the winners name and address arrangements will be made for the rifle to be picked up by the winner, in the company of a KWVA Officer, at the Gun Shop now holding the firearm. Appropriate registration paperwork will be completed by the winner.
The Second and Third Place winners prizes will be mailed to the winners.
The Members and Officers of the Korean War Veterans Association, General Frank Blazey Chapter 314 wish to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets that will allow us to provide financial support for the non-profit groups listed above.
Glenn Richardson, Commander
The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will be showing “Pork Chop Hill” .Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00pm at 21 East Main Street, Brevard, Call: (828) 884-2141 for questions.
Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 American Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard. The film, which was the final war film directed by Lewis Milestone, is based upon the book by U.S. military historian Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall. It depicts the first fierce Battle of Pork Chop Hill between the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division and Chinese and North Korean forces in April 1953.
The film features numerous actors who would go on to become movie and television stars in the 1960s and the 1970s such as Woody Strode, Harry Guardino, Robert Blake, Norman Fell, Abel Fernandez, Gavin MacLeod, Harry Dean Stanton, and Clarence Williams III. It is also the screen debut of Martin Landau and George Shibata, who was a West Point classmate of Lieutenant Joe Clemons, who also acted as technical adviser on the film.