June 2015 Meeting Notice
  • On June 16, 2015 Chapter 189 on the Korean War Veterans Association will hold their monthly meeting at the John Mealy Memorial VFW Post in Port Orange, Florida.
  • Members arriving for lunch can arrive at 12:00 and choose their meal from the VFW Bar Menu, and socialize during the meal. The regular KWVA Business Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM
  • This month the guest speaker will be In-Sook Yum Forget representing the South Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs  and the Consul Generals Office in Atlanta, Georgia Mrs. In-Sook Yum Forget will explain the requirements for acquiring the Republic of South Korea's Ambassador of Peace Medal.  Any veterans who served in, on, under, over or around Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953 may apply.  All that is required is a copy of your DD214 which will not be returned and a handwritten note requesting the medal.  Posthumous applications will not be accepted. The medals acquired through this program will be formally presented at a Presentation Ceremony scheuled for Saturday July 25, 2015 at the VFW Post 3282.  At the presentation an authentic, complimentary Korean lunch will be served.  The Saturday July 25th Ceremoy Meeting will substitute for our regular July KWVA Meeting.  It should be noted that the issuance of this medal will not be repeated, so attend this meeting, apply for the medal and then join us for the Presentation Ceremony in July.  (See KWVA Postcard Notice 6-16-2015  on our Recent Events Page).
  • At this meeting we will also briefly review the Department of Florida's Korean War Veterans Convention which will be held at the VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange on 16 May 2015. The program was a wonderful success and we wish to thank all those that participated and made this event possible.
  • It's never too early, or late to pay your 2015 dues - Please send your check for $10 to KWVA, POB 214005, South Daytona 32121.  Stay connected send your e-mail to KWVA189@earthlink.net.
  • 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 we would be pleased to set up a presentation.
  • 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 have decided to present 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 and we will attempt to get that request fulfilled.