January 2017 Meeting Notice
  • On Tuesday January 17th, 2016, Chapter 189 of the Korean War Veterans Association will hold their monthly meeting at the John Mealy Memorial VFW Post 3282 in the banquet room, Port Orange, Florida. The lunch will be served at 12 noon and the meeting will begin promptly at 1 PM.   Guests are always welcome. (See the KWVA Postcard Notice in Recent Events portion of this website)
  • Our program for the meeting will be a film on the Puerto Rico Battalion during the Korean War.  A very interesting bit of history, not to be missed.  The 65th Infantry Regiment,  Comprised primarily of Puerto Rico regiment, began as a volunteer regiment in 1899 and participated in WWI and WWII.  It was during the Korean War, that they made their mark an saw extensive combat.  During the Korean War they received orders to take 2 hills held by the Chinese 145th Division.  After 3 days of fighting, they fixed bayonets and charged.  The Chinese fled. Come and see the whole story.
  • As some of you may know last year, as an outreach program, the members of Chapter 189 served coffee and doughnuts at the VA clinic on the last Friday of each months.  This month the service at the VA Clinic will be on Friday 27 January 2017.  The VA Clinic has requested in the future that we provide our service on the 4th Friday of each month. The program has been well received by the Veterans going in early for blood work.  This is a wonderful outreach program for our chapter and we are always looking for volunteers. The task involves getting to the VA Clinic at about 7:30 AM to help serve coffee and doughnuts, to the Veterans until they are gone, which is usually well before 10:00 AM.  If you are looking for a very satisfying volunteer position for a couple of hours, four times per year, contact Chuck Husbands and we will get you signed up.  The job entails very little effort and it fits a real need serving Veterans at the clinic. We want to sincerely thank everyone who has donated their time to this effort in 2016.  Welook forward to continuing this outreach throughout 2017.  Thanks CRH.
  • The Cape Canaveral National Cemetery is now open and accepting in ground burial for caskets and cremated remains.  It is located at 5525 U.S. Highway 1 in Mims, Florida.  Cemetery Administration Office phone is 321-383-2638.  Burial arrangements phone 1-800-535-1117.  The Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk, burials are scheduled between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.  If anyone is interested in visiting the National Cemetery and needs a ride to look the place over or talk with the administration staff, just contact Chuck Husbands at 386.760.7163.
  • During the past several months the Chapter has been presenting the "Tell America" Program to a number of organizations. If you know an organization that might want to learn about the history of the Korean War please contact Bob McGuire at 396.323.6401,and he would be pleased to set up a presentation. We are in the process of preparing a short brochure on the history and impact of the Korean War, to go along with the presentation. We would like to spread the story of the Korean Conflict for all those who may never have heard of it, or its impact on our current global condition.
  • In recent days we have become aware that their are Veterans in our community that have recently died and have not been provided with an opportunity to receive a military ceremony in their memory.  Chapter 189 of the KWVA does not think that this is proper, and we will help you help you receive a small final military ceremony for any Veteran that requests it. If you know of a Veteran that needs a final military ceremony please contact Bob McGuire at 386.323.6401 or Chuck Husbands at 386.760.7163 and we will attempt to get that request fulfilled.  If you know of someone who is sick at home or in the hospital and would like a visit from a member of the chapter have them contact Bob McGuire or Chuck Husbands and we will try to make a personal visit.