Newsletter - kwv newslinehttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newslineen-us2019-03-23T02:28:22.1124007-05:00Guitars for Vetshttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=16033/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="caption" align="center"><img src="https://kwvahouston.org/html/Ronald%20Williams.jpg?83147" style="border:0px solid black;" width="480" height="330"><br></p><p class="caption"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>U.S. Army Veteran Ronald Williams takes his first guitar lesson with instructor David Champlin as part of Guitar for Vets.Marine Sgt. Turns 96https://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=16023/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<div align="center"><img src="https://kwvahouston.org/html/marine.JPG?114719" style="border:0px solid black;" width="500" height="800"><br></div>GI Bill 75th Anniversaryhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=16013/10/2019 12:00:00 AM<strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">June 22<sup>nd</sup> marks the 75<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the GI Bill, and VA wants you &#8211; all Veterans, service members, and your families from all generations &#8211; to share your story of how the GI bill has made a difference in your lives.</span></strong>Korean War MIA coming homehttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=16003/8/2019 12:00:00 AM<br>By Erik McCowan<br>Staff Reporter - Gonzales Inquirer<br><br><div>On Tuesday, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that a Waelder man killed in the Korean War will return home, nearly 69 years after he was reported missing in action. According to a press release by the DPAA, Army Master Sgt.Veterans are encouraged to participate in RAMP ahead of full implementation of the Appeals Modernization Acthttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15972/17/2019 12:00:00 AM<div class="entry-content"> <p>VA, in collaboration with Veterans Service Organizations, Congress and Veterans, has worked tirelessly for years to reform the broken legacy appeals process. On Aug.Korean Consulate General Invites You to Centennial Concert on March 3rd, 2019https://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15982/17/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="5">Greetings from the Consulate General ofthe Republic of Korea in Houston!</font></font><p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size: initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial"><span style="font-size: 13pt;">Tocommemorate the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March First IndependenceMovement*, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston proudlypresents a Centennial Concert in Houston on <strong>Sunday, March 3rd at 6 pm </strong>at<strong>Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Zilkha Hall (800 Bagby St., Houston, TX77002)</strong> in Houston downtown&#8217;s theater district. </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size: initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">(*Recognizedas one of the most important events in modern Korean history, the March 1stMovement in 1919 ignited the surge for freedom and independence until therestoration of Korean independence in 1945 after 35 years of Japanese colonialrule.)</span><span style="font-size: 13pt;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size: initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial"><span style="font-size: 13pt;">TheCentennial Concert will feature internationally lauded Korean-Americanprofessional musicians and performers with Houston ties.Houston Military Affairs Committee Meetinghttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15962/13/2019 12:00:00 AMHOUSTON MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING <br><br>THURSDAY February 14 at 11:30 AM<br><br>HMAC meetings are held at the Westchase Marriott, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042 <br>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Reservations are necessary.&nbsp; The cost of the meal is $26 (hotel has increased price) and there is ample free parking.Joseph Ignatius Romano | 1921 - 2019 | Obituary/Serviceshttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15952/1/2019 12:00:00 AM<div class="obit-aside"><img src="https://www.scottfuneralhome.net/fh_live/12500/12535/images/obituaries/5913753_fbs.jpg" alt="Joseph Ignatius Romano" title="Joseph Ignatius Romano" class="obit-photo" width="200" height="200"><p><br><strong><a href="https://www.scottfuneralhome.net/obituary/joseph-romano#serviceinfo" style="color: inherit; text-decoration: underline;">Visitation</a></strong><br><small>Sunday, Feb 03, 2019<br>2:00 PM-4:00 PM</small><br><br><strong><a href="https://www.scottfuneralhome.net/obituary/joseph-romano#serviceinfo" style="color: inherit; text-decoration: underline;">Funeral Service</a></strong><br><small>Sunday, Feb 03, 2019<br>4:00 PM</small><br><br><strong><a href="https://www.scottfuneralhome.net/obituary/joseph-romano#serviceinfo" style="color: inherit; text-decoration: underline;">Graveside Service</a></strong><br><small>Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019<br>11:15 AM</small></p></div><div style="float:left"><div class="obit_name">Joseph Ignatius Romano</div><p class="lifespan">August 30, 1921 - January 28, 2019</p></div><div style="float:right"></div><div class="icons"> </div><div class="obit2-nav-container"><div class="obit2-nav"><a id="bs-gb-link" class="obit2-link" href="https://www.scottfuneralhome.net/#">Sign Guestbook</a></div></div><p>Joseph Ignatius Romano, age 97 of Missouri City/Friendswood, Texas passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living in Friendswood, Texas. Joseph was born August 30, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois and was a longtime resident of&nbsp; Missouri City.Koreagraphy: The Timeless Dance Of Koreanhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=159411/22/2018 12:00:00 AM<div align="center"><img src="https://kwvahouston.com/html/kwva%20jsseo_1542740079065.gif?105227" style="border: 0px solid black;" width="517" height="793"></div>Are Koreas About to Finally Make Peace? U.S. Helps Disarm World’s Most Heavily Fortified Borderhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=159311/3/2018 12:03:46 PM<p>North and South Korean personnel have completed&nbsp;disarming an important section of the massive demilitarized zone that lies between them, an unprecedented step amid a warming of relations between the longtime foes.</p><p>Officials from both sides of what has been described as the world's most heavily fortified border&#8212;alongside members of the U.S.-led United Nations Command&#8212;completed the removal of defense posts, landmines and armed soldiers Thursday from the Joint Security Area, where troops from both Koreas have stood face-to-face since the ceasefire that ended their mid-20th-century conflict.Korean War International Festivalhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=159210/8/2018 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">GENTLEMEN</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">IAM INFORMED THAT FOR THE KOREAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ON DISCOVERY GREEN OFTHE FOLLOWING.</span></p><ol style="margin-top:0in" start="1" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT 811 CAROLINA STRET</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">THEY WANT COLOR GUARD (MAX 4 FLAGS)</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">HEAD COUNT OF NUMBER SHOWING UP</span></li></ol><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">IFYOU ARE GOING ADVISE ROD RAMSEY CC ME</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">UNIFORMCLASS A</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">R/</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">DICK</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Comic Sans MS&quot;;color:#1F497D">CaptainRichard L. 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77079<br><br>RSVP: Kate Potter- Phone 832-651-0697<br>katejpottertgiyahoo.comIN MEMORIAM - Robert R. "Bob" McClunghttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15909/16/2018 12:00:00 AM<b>Robert R. "Bob" McClung<br>1932-2018<br><img src="https://kwvahouston.com/html/robert%20mcclung.jpg?11426" style="border:0px solid black;float:Left;" width="168" height="168"></b><br>Robert R.September 19 Meeting - Important Informatiion - Please Readhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15899/9/2018 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: black; background: white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">We haveDignity coming to our next meeting on September 19. They are also providing acatered lunch, for which we need a head count.VIDEO: Veterans from 16 nations who sent troops to Korea during the war speakhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15888/2/2018 12:00:00 AMHere is a you-tube video sent to me by the Korean Consulate in Houston.&nbsp; My extempore comments were filmed on 18 July here at Tracey Gee Community center<br><br>Here is the video you-tube file produced in Korea from the interviews of Korean War Veterans from 16 UN nations that sent troops in the Korean War.<br><iframe width="530" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WGSvCd2xRsg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>It is also on the websites of all the Korean Embassies and Consulate offices around the world.July 18th Meetinghttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15867/16/2018 12:43:11 PMThe July 18th meeting will be special!&nbsp; The <b>Consul General of Korean</b> will be present to award the <b>Ambassador for Peace Medal</b> to Korean Vets that have not previously received it.<br><br>The meeting will start at 11:30am with a catered meal followed by a short meeting and presentation of the medals.<br><br><b>MEETING DATE:&nbsp; JULY 18TH<br>TIME:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:30AM<br>LOCATION:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; TRACY GEE COMMUNITY CENTER<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3599 WESTCENTER DR.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; HOUSTON, TX 77042<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL MEETING</b><br>THANK YOU!https://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15857/16/2018 11:50:51 AM<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">July 11, 2018<br><br>Dear Chapter Members,<br><br>I want to thank all of you for your sweet thoughtfulness following Jim's death. <br><br>The cards, notes, telephone calls meant so much to me.<br><br>And I do appreciate your coming to the service in uniform.<br><br>Jim would have been so pleased.WARRIOR NEWSLETTER - July-August 2018https://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15847/8/2018 9:45:26 AM<div align="center"><img src="https://kwvahouston.com/html/KWVA%20header.jpg?94310" style="border:0px solid black;" width="520" height="118"><br><br><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0080FF"></font></b><a href="html/Warrior%20July-August%202018.pdf" target="_blank"><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0080FF">WARRIOR NEWSLETTER<br>July-August 2018</font></b><br><font face="Impact,Arial Bold" color="#0000FF"><b><font size="2">CLICK HERE</font></b></font></a><font face="Impact,Arial Bold" color="#0000FF"><b><font size="2"></font></b></font><br></div>Message From Carlos Ballard Regarding Marthahttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15837/8/2018 9:33:35 AMThis message was received from Carlos on July 5th.&nbsp; I apologize from the delay in relaying to members.<br>Breck Porter<br>Webmaster<br><br><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">MARTHA HAS BEEN IN SCOTT AND WHITE HOSPITAL INTEMPLE TEXAS FOR THREE DAYS WITH EXTREME LOW SODIUM IN HER BLOOD COUNT.Remains of soldier killed during Korean War return homehttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15827/4/2018 12:00:00 AM<P><iframe width="476" height="267" src="http://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=3700031" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><P>Tuesday, July 03, 2018 07:08PM">Tuesday, July 03, 2018 07:08PM</time></div><div class="dateline">HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The remains of a Korean War soldier, who went missing in action back in December of 1950, have finally returned home.<br></div><br>The body of Army Sergeant John W. Hall of Jennings, Louisiana was welcomed by airport officials in Houston early Tuesday.<br> <br>Following the Korean War, a returning prisoner of war reported Sgt.Fumeral Service Announced For Jim Duncanhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15816/26/2018 12:00:00 AM<div align="center"><img src="https://kwvahouston.com/html/KWVA%20header.jpg?163729" style="border:0px solid black;" width="520" height="118"><br><br><font size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">June 26, 2018<br><br></font><div align="left"><font size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jim Duncan has passed away as of June 25th.&nbsp; <br><br>Memorial service is scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 30 at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church at 12535 Perthshire located about 10 blocks north of Memorial Drive and 3 blocks west of Gessner on Perthshire.JUNE 20th MEETING MOVEDhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15806/16/2018 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">The<strong><u>June 20th meeting</u></strong> has been moved to &nbsp; <strong>Saturday, June23, 2018, </strong>at the<strong><u> VFW Post 8790, 10:00 - 12:00.&nbsp;</u></strong>The Post is located at 1560 Foley, Houston, one block South of Long Point, andone block West of Campbell, in Spring Branch.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">TheLone Star Chapter will post the colors and the VFW Ceremonial detail team willprovide a bugler for "TAPS" as well as a firing detail for the riflememorial salute.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Coffeeand donuts will be 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begins filling up early, making it impossible to find a parking spot if you are late.2018 Youth Peace Camphttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15784/13/2018 12:00:00 AM2018 Youth Peace Camp Application Form <br>&nbsp;<br>The Youth Peace Camp is intended to build a network for future collaboration among youths of UN allied nations in the Korean War by inviting grandchildren of UN Korean War veterans. This Program is initially designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.Texas Awards Millions For Veterans' Mental Healthhttps://kwvahouston.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=kwv newsline&newsletterid=15773/27/2018 12:00:00 AM<h3 style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;">AUSTIN&#8211; The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today it is awarding$10 million in grant funds to 20 organizations across the state for phase threeof the state&#8217;s Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program.</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></h3><h3 style="margin-top:15.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;">Thegrants help expand and coordinate access to mental health and supportiveservices for veterans and their families. 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