Maryangsang lunch held in Melbourne at the ARMY and NAVY Club club on Friday 3rd Oct 2008.
M-Gen Jim Hughs, Harold Harman, Jim Johnson, Rex Hanney, Jack Philpott, Ted Mosley.
Others who could not make it that day were .
Stan Starcevich, Ron Davis, Don Scally, Keith Langdon.
Good Will Banquet for Korean VeteransUPF/JVD Copyright (These photo's are copy righted)UPF/JVD Copyright 2007
Welcome aboard ROK Navy Cruise Training Force 2006
Burial of Veteran
Gents, I wrote this article which, hopefully, will be published in the local paper before the weekend.
This guy Cannioto was a great little guy, tough as nails, never said much,
but I can only imagine what he had experienced while in Korea.
Thought you might be interested in seeing the story, not to brag, just to give a guy some recognition.
D.J. Sherman. On Saturday the members of Monroe County Chapter #1 Korean War Veterans
will meet at White Haven Memorial Park, near their Memorial to conduct the committal service
for a well know Veteran, at 10:00. Further informaion can be obtained or verified by contacting
Paul Wurzer, 886 Britton Road, Rochester, NY 14616-2911, telephone 663-3153.
Information furnished by Secretary Joe Vogel.
VETERAN IN PICTURE RETURNS TO ROCHESTER
In one of the most famous pictures taken by a combat photographer on October 28th, 1950 during the Korean War,James Cannioto, a Medic is seen making out the Death Report on a soldier who has been killed,while another GI comforts the deceased soldier's buddy.The setting is a rocky hillside, not unlike the Boulders which make up Monroe County Chapter #1'sKorean War Veterans Memorial, in White Haven Memorial Park, on which the famous picture is engraved.On Saturday, May 20th, James Cannioto's remains will be returned to White Haven Park by anHonor Guard of Korean War Vets from the Waterloo Chapter of the Korean War Vets,where the Medic was living at the time of his death, for committal services.At the time the two Boulders were chosen to become Monroe County Chapter #l's Memorial,Cannioto was a member, and Past President.As various pictures were being considered for engraving on the Memorial,Jimmy remarked that he was the Medic in one of the pictures.When it was chosen to be engraved, Jimmy promptly made arrangements to buy a burial plot near where theMemorial was to be located.Cannioto had been assigned to the 34th Inf. Regiment, of the 24th Division, and after they had taken heavy losses,was transferred to the 19th Inf. Regiment of the same Division.At that time, ironically another member of the Monroe County Chapter, Paul Wurzer,was a forward observer in a Field Artillery Unit, supporting the 19th Regiment.Cannioto and Wurzer, unknown to each other at the time, had been in Japan prior to theJune 25th invasion by the North Koreans, and were among the first American troopsto try to stop the tide of the invading army. While heavy losses were sustained by the fairly green American troops, neither man was wounded,and they may have returned to the States on the same troop ship.The service will begin at 10:00, at White Haven Memorial Park on Marsh Road,near the Korean War Veterans Memorial, on which is also engraved the names of165 Monroe County Veterans who did not get to return home.Freedom is never Free!!
L TO R, Peter Brooks,Gerry Steacy, Allan Murray, Ron Cole (USA Korea Vet on visit) Vic Dey (President KVAA Inc)
Ted PAYNE, Jim Boxshall, Keith Landon. 16 KVAA inc members with wives, spent the afternoon and evening with
Ron for dinner at the Ringwood RSL Club 5th March 06.
Allan Murray, Ron Cole (USA Korea Vet), Vic Dey (National President KVAA Inc) at Ringwood RSL
exchanging gifts, 5th March 06
JIM HENDERSON one of our American members prepared for their Veterans day
(Remembrance Day) parade 11 Nov 05, notice he's wearing the new KVAA Inc
GPS in DMZ
Our Treasurer seen here laughing at us from some luxury venue - obviously an ASIAN RESORT ??
(In Truth, it was taken in Feb. 1954 in Samichon Valley.)
Presented to Allan Murray as the Chairman of the KVAA Inc. 50th Commemoration Committee
along with the "Freedom Is Not Free" flag and 15 historic wall panels of the Korean War
(Located at the Ringwood RSL Sub Branch, Victoria)
THE KOREA WAR VERSE
On Wednesday 3rd November 2004 , the RSL National Poppy Appeal was launched in the city square of MelbourneAustralia. Representatives of each of the Wars involving Australia, had a verse of a poem to read to the public.The Korea war verse was read by two of our K.V.A.A. Inc Members, Mr Joe Shields, and Mr Keith Langdon, both theBattle of Kapyong survivors and both from 3rd Battalion R.A.R.For Freedoms Flame.The image not forgotten - an Australian called to fight,Sweating on his rifle in the cold Korean night,Hopelessly outnumbered - chaos all around,But with fierce determination to defend his patch of ground,Courage called him forward and his spirit went along,He refused to be defeated in the BATTLE of KAPYONG,I was part of that battalion and I know how much he gave,Now the memory is something, that I will carry to my grave,FOR FREEDOMS FLAME, HE YEARNED,AND FOR FREEDOM, I RETURNED.
|The USA KOREA WAR MEMORIAL IN ARLINGTON
NATIONAL CEMETRY WASHINGTON DC
( 19 figures - representing a patrol on search mission. )
click on pictures to enlarge|
This newly erected Korean War memorial is in Boston MS USA.
Photo donated by Mrs Colleen Littleton of Victoria, Australia.
Korea Plaque on Benalla, Victoria memorial 30/1/05
25 Pounder Field Gun, Benalla 30/1/05
Korea Plaque on Rutherglen, Victoria memorial 30/1/05
NEW WAR MEMORIAL.
Mildura. Located in North West Victoria on the MURRAY RIVER as a City sharing a border with the
States of NSW and SA, Australia ( photo, care of a KVAA Inc member)
KOREA WAR MEMORIAL ON BRIBY ISLAND QLD
This is the plaque seen in the
Korea War memorial at Puckapunyal army camp, Victoria
KOREA WAR PLAQUE
The bus group at the KOREA WAR PLAQUE KVAA inc blokes enjoying a beer and a feed at
the BBQ put on by the ARMY
KVAA inc blokes enjoying a beer and a feed at the BBQ put on by the ARMY
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MAIN GROUP OF KVAA Inc Vets at Puckapunyal army camp to visit the tank museum
Korea War Memorial at Austintown Memorial Park
Mahoning Valley, Ohio, USA
DIARAMA - Vickers Twin Machine Gun Positions.(Photo on left shows the rear (Alied) side of the ridge, with Accomodation bunkers, Ammunition bunker and Communication bunker -with field phone cable running down to it, and far right the "loo"). (Photo on right showing gun emplacements) Designed and Built by KEN DARKIN ex 1 RAR ' for exhibition and schools education programs.
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 28 March 2008
Annual General Meeting 28 March 2008.
Meeting opened at 1115hrs. By President V.Dey.
Present As per Attendance Book.
Apologies. M.Hoe D, Davis . G.Daniels. F.Wyatt. B.Shrubsole. D.Wilkie. M.Inwood. J.Brownbill.
Minutes from previous AGM were read.
Motion to accept Minutes as a true record Moved…J.Millar Seconded….J.Britt.
Business arising from AGM.
Nothing has been heard in regards to the application to DVA for a grant for a chair lift to be installed at Stella Maris.
Correspondence to be read (both inwards and outwards)
¨ Newsletter received from Half Track Canadian Korea Veterans.
¨ Received mail from Korea Veterans Canada.
¨ Mail received from the Naval Association Toowoomba.
¨ Letter from Sunshine Coast KVA. regarding affiliation. A cheque for $80 was also included.
¨ A letter was sent to the Honourable Alan Griffin.
¨ A letter to Mrs Coulthard with a cheque for $50US which is our Membership to the International Federation.
Motion that Correspondence be received. MovedL.Gleeson. Seconded G.Sykes.
Items for discussion…………..Nil.
As the Financial Statement for the year 2007 has been published in the Voice I hereby move that the Financial Report be accepted as read.
G,Steacy so moves that Wyndham Accounting to audit the accounts of K.V.A.A.Inc for the year 2008’ Seconded R.Wollmer.
I would like to welcome our Patron to our meeting.
Seeing that our Secretary has resigned from the position I would like to thank him for the job he has done.
We have a replacement in Alan Evered
We have a meeting two days before Anzac Day.
At the end of the march we request that our flags are returned to the bus.
There will be a function at Stella Maris after the Anzac Day March.
I have been in contact with Mr Axup at the Melbourne High School in regards to suppling Cadets to carry our flags on Anzac Day.
I attended the War Memorial Canberra and fully recommend a visit to see the Korea War display.
The Voice will go into printing this week and I would like a few volunteers to help with getting it ready for mailing out to members.
A report was given on Health Services available to ex service personnel.
I would like to remind all members to publicise the Korean War as much as possible.
Our web site crashed during last month and is now back in the hands of our webmaster to sort out the trouble.
Motion that Reports be received. Moved…B.Price Seconded....J.Munroe.
Election of Office Bearers
The Chair was vacated and J.Philpot controlled the meeting.
Members were informed that Vic.Dey was elected unopposed as President for another year, therefore he was asked to resume the chair.
1 nomination for Vice President T.Parkinson
One change in the executive committee that being A.Evered as Secretary in lieu of J.Farmer.
One nomination for Treasurer G.Steacy.
Committee elected unopposed.
P.Brookes. J.Dusson.. K.Langdon..A.Murray.. A.Riches..A.Roach..C.Slater.. B.Schultz.. R.Wollmer.
¨ A.Murray as Ceremonials and Publicity ..,,
¨ R.Wollmer...as Editor……
¨ D.Wilkie and H.Lewis as Pensions Officers.
¨ I.Ryan as DVA Represetative.
¨ J.Farmer has been appointed Liaison Officer to K.S.E.A.F.A. and other Korea Veterans Organisations.
¨ Col.McDonald as Representative on any future consultative committee .
¨ A.Riches as Minutes Secretary.
The RAR Association in South Australia have been going through of all 3 Services .
About 6 years ago we had a special luncheon for veterans of the battle of Maryansang and I would like to have it happen again
this year so I would like the Committee to track down surviving members.
It has been moved and seconded by the Committee that T.Mankello and J.Dusson be accepted as Life Members of K.V.A.A.Inc.
MUR invites all members to attend their Anzac Day function on 24 April 2008.
Korean Church Service will be held on 22 June 2008 at 10am.
Anzac Day forming up point will be in the same place as last time.
Buses will be available for members after the march.
Meeting Closed at 1215hrs. Next General Meeting 23rd April 2008.