2015 KVA Chapter 299 Meetings: All meetings start at 12:00 Noon
May 9 - American Legion Post 405 - 291 Mill St. Raynham, Ma. 02767
June 13 - American Legion Post 405
September 12 - American Legion Post 405
October 10 - American Legion Post 405
December 5 - West Roxbury Elks 1 Morrell St. W. Roxbury, Ma. 02132
KWVA / KVA Chapter 299 Accomplishments
The KWVA / KVA Chapter 299 original colors were displayed recently at the State House when we first established as the KDVA Department of Massachusetts, Garry Owen Detachment # 5. The chapter has become the largest chapter in the Korean War Veterans Association. It also performs all Color Guard duties for the Korean War Veterans Association at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans and Memorial Day. The Chapter has erected 4 Memorials and Markers honoring Korea War and Korea Defense Service Veterans. It has also sponsored numerous State Bills and helped the KWVA obtain Federal Chartership.
Chapter 299 was the first Korea Veterans Organization in the country to put up a monument honoring all veterans who have served in Korea.
Chapter 299 was the first Korea Veterans Organization to have a State Bill (Mass. Senate Bill 2136) passed honoring all post war veterans who served in Korea.
Chapter 299 members were actively involved in getting sponsorship for the KDSM.
Chapter 299 members were actively involved in getting sponsorship for Maine Bill LD 1148 (KSDM on Maine License Plate).
Chapter 299 members were actively involved in getting sponsorship for Pennsylvania Bill HB 2295 (KSDM on Pennsylvania License Plate).
Chapter 299 members were actively involved in getting sponsorship for Minnesota Bill SF 2540 (KSDM on Minnesota License Plate).
The Korea Veterans of America have decided to join their brother veterans in the Korea War Veterans Association. We did this to show unity between all Korea veterans and to help work on a federal charter for all Korea Veterans in the country. The Korea Veterans of America will be the biggest KWVA Chapter of Korea War and Korea Service Veterans in the country. We will be Chapter 299. We want other KWVA Chapters throughout the country to emulate the Korea Veterans of America by integrating younger Korea Veterans into their chapters.
Korea Veterans of America, Inc.
of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. Chapter 299
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA 02133
1. KWVA - www.kwva.org
2. Korean War Educator - http://www.koreanwar-educator.org
3. Korea-Cold War Families of the Missing - www.koreacoldwar.org
4. Department of Veteran Affairs - www.va.gov
5. My Healthe Vet (Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness) www.myhealth.va.gov
6. U.S. House of Representatives - www.house.gov
7. U.S. Senate - www.senate.gov
8. BKVA (British Korean Veterans Assn.) National website - http://www.bkva.co.uk/
9. KWVA/KVA Vendor Phil Darbonne www.mophproducts.com
10. Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association - www.coastguardcombatvets.com
11. The Silver Star Families of America - www.silverstarfamilies.org (SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded and their families of ALL Branches of Service and ALL Wars.)
12. Veterans and Mesothelioma - www.asbestos.com/veterans/
13. Veterans Advocacy Services Inc. - http://veteransadvocacyservices.org/
The USFKVO was founded and incorporated by KWVA National President Colonel Lou Dechert and KVA Commander Jeff Brodeur in Alexandria Louisiana on December 4, 2004. The USFKVO is a partnership between the KVA and KWVA and any other Korea Veterans Organizations that want to enhance the ethos of Korea and it's aftermath. The USFKVO will be used as a think tank to help all Korea veterans who served in defense of the Korean Peninsula. Many issues have been brought up to help enhance the sacrifices made by Veterans of Korea. Some issues have been encountered head on to ensure the survival of Korea Veterans Organizations and to ensure the sacrifices of all who served in Korea are never forgotten for generations to come.
The USFKVO design was created by Don Struhar of Leesburg Florida. Don worked for many years at Jonstens and created the first Superbowl ring and First Lady Pat Nixon Presidential Seal. Don is a well known artist who also created the KWVA Florida State patch. Don Lived in Attleboro Massachusetts for over 30 years before retiring to Florida.
The USFKVO design is registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
New KWVA Patch was designed by Don Struhar. Don is a Charter member of the new KVA Chapter of the KWVA. Don also designed the USFKVO patch (see above).
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