Who Are Korean War Veterans? What Risks Did These Veterans Face in Addition to the Enemy?

More than 5.7 million Americans served during the Korean War, and today there are still approximately over 2.25 million Korean war veterans still alive. This war started in 1950 and ended in 1953, and resulted in a total of 54,246 deaths of which 36,574 happened in theater according to this report in 2013. More than 103,000 Americans were wounded during the Korean war as well. Click here to read more.

We are now: Korean War Veteran Association, General Frank Blazey Chapter 314

The Korean War Veterans Association is proud to announce a name change. Known as Chapter 314 before Dec. 5th, we are now known as the General Frank Blazey Chapter 314 of the Korean War Veterans Association, Hendersonville, NC.

General Frank Blazey was one of our Founding Members. He passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 92. Frank Earl Blazey, was a much decorated Army Officer who served and led troops in the Korean and Vietnam wars, many times under fire. He retired as a brigadier general. The Chapter is honored to add his name to our name.

Our chapter meets at noon every second Wednesday of the month at the Golden Corral, 2530 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Lunch at noon, Meeting at 1pm.

Our Mission is to solicit donations from members of the public to support active military and veterans groups. Currently we are supporting the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville which is a place for homeless veterans to be temporally housed and trained in various job skills. We also support fund raising for the expansion of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. to add “A Wall of Remembrance ” which will have the names of all those killed in action during the Korean War.

If you have EVER honorably served in Korea as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces September 3, 1945 to Present, or served outside of Korea June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955, you qualify to be a Regular Member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.

Membership in the KWVA consists of Regular Members, Associate Members and Honorary Members. No person is excluded from membership because of race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, or physical or mental disability, so long as the individual meets the service requirements.

Website: http://koreanwarveteranschapter314.org/ Facebook page: Korean War Veterans Association, WNC. For more info: Commander, George Davidson, 828-676-1612,Vice Commander: Glenn Richardson, 828-243-9206, Treasurer: Glenn Richardson 828-243-9206, Historian/Acting Secretary: Michele Bretz 828-989-8286