I wanted to send you and the KOREAN War Veterans association an invitation to a special veterans breakfast in Washington DC on April, 10th.
We hope you or a rep can attend this event.
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4:00pm to 5:00pm EST every Monday – live link to the show : http://amm.streamon.fm/
Also the first Friday of every month on Blog Talk Radio Continue Mission with CPT James McCormick!
At 10:00pm to Midnight EST. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2018/03/03/continue-mission-with-capt-james-mccormick
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A defunct Korean War museum in Illinois has transferred its collection of war artifacts to the Harry S. Truman library in Independence, Missouri.
The Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library formerly operated out a storefront in Springfield, Illinois. It closed last summer because of financial difficulties.
The museum’s board on Wednesday announced the transfer of artifacts to the Truman museum. Truman authorized the use of U.S. troops in South Korea after it was invaded by North Korea.
The Kansas City Star reports the collection includes uniforms, firearms and other donated items from the 1950-53 war that killed nearly 34,000 Americans.
Lacey Helmig, a spokeswoman for the Truman Library Institute, says the large Korean collection is still being processed. She says it’s unlikely the items will be displayed before 2020.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
Lester Holt visits Osan Air Base in South Korea, where the men and women of the U.S. military live in a constant state of alert due to threats from North Korea.
Click here to watch this very interesting video.
Chairman, KWVA Revisit Korea ProgramThe Government of the Republic of Korea (MPVA) has recently notified all the United Nations countries that participate in the Revisit Korea Tours that they will end in 2020. This very popular and generous subsidized program, which commenced in 1975, has allowed tens of thousands of Korean War Veterans, and their families, the opportunity to Revisit South Korea. Those of us who have participated in this generous program owe a big “Thanks” to a grateful Korean people who, over all these years, have welcomed us with sincere appreciation for helping to save their county from the ravages of communism. From a practical viewpoint, what does this mean?First, if you’re already registered for a Revisit Korea tour – do nothing! You will be notified of the dates and given an opportunity to select one.Second, if you are not preregistered, and want to participate, go to page #78 of the recent “Graybeards” magazine and sign up. (Or go online at www.KWVA.org) This is very important since applicants are selected based on the date they registered for the program.
Eligibility:*Any veteran who served “in, over or around” Korea from 25 June 1950 to 25 October 1954.* The family member of a veteran, otherwise eligible, who was killed in the war or has subsequently died.* First priority is to a veteran who has never been on a Revisit Korea tour.* Second priority is to a veteran who has not returned in the past five (5) years.* All participants must be in good health, as certified by their doctor. In addition, they must have “Death and Disability” as well as “Trip Cancellation” insurance.Notes: (1) Each eligible veteran (or bereaved family member) must now be accompanied by a “travel companion” during the entire tour. In the past few years we have had many children and grandchildren accompany the veterans. (2) Veterans Korea service must be confirmed with an official document, such as a DD 214.Commencing in 2021, the ROK Revisit Korea program will focus their attention primarily on Bereaved family members of Korean War Veterans.The 2018 Revisit Korea dates for KWVA USA are in June, July and September.