Jan/Feb 2013 - Korean War Veterans Association


Jan/Feb 2013 - Korean War Veterans Association

Bob O’Brien swears in new officers of Ch 55 (L-R) Don Zoellner, Larry

O’Leary, Hank Nowicki, Buddy Epstein, Bernie Hoffman, and Arnie Barletta

Fred Lick, Jr., swears in three of Ch 69’s new officers (L-R) Bob Johnson,

Richard Brokowski, and John Marinche

Don Zoellner of Ch 55 presents Past Commander Howard Plattner as Larry

O’Leary and Hank Nowicki look on

Our other new officers include Larry O’Leary, Hank Nowicki,

Buddy Epstein, Bernie Hoffman, and Arnie Barletta.

Commander Zoeller presented Past Commander Howard

Plattner with a plaque for all he has done for the chapter and the


Robert P. O’Brien, 408 Fifth Ave.

Cedarhurst, NY 11516


One of our members, Len Roden, received his long overdue

medals on November 4, 2012 at an award ceremony following a

breakfast at the American Legion Post in Wynantskill, NY.

The breakfast was co-sponsored by the American Legion Post

1489, the Rensselaer County Veterans Service Agency, and the

Brunswick Lodge of Elks #2556.

Chapter Commander James Busher and his wife Marie conducted

the POW/MIA tribute during the Medals Awards


James Busher, Jbushers2@aol.com


Members of Ch 69 accept a plaque of appreciation from South Korean

Ambassador Han Duk-soo (L-R) Robert D. Haas, Fred Lick, Jr., and Dr.

Mark Meachan

KWVA members admire the plaque presented by Han Duk-soo (L-R) Joe

Mendise, Bob O’Hara, John Marinchek, Bob Haas, all of Ch 69, Steve

Szekely and Bob Brice of Ch 112 (Lake Erie), and Dr. John Wasylik, of Ch

280, William J. Fantozzi [OH]

The Greater Cleveland KWVA Chapter was co-founded by

Fred Lick, Jr. and Robert D. Haas in 1988. A year later, July 24,

1989, a Federal Charter was granted with 18 active charter members:

Robert Haas, Pres; Robert O’Hara, VP; Richard Danielson,

2nd VP; Charles Benson, Sec; Fred Ellis, Treas; Alan Harrington,

Sr. JA; Fred Lick, Frank DiLeonarda, Daniel Montille, Dennis

Starcher, Tony Fransetta, Robert Brown, Laimons Patterson, 39

The Graybeards January - February 2013

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