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The Graybeards - KWVA - Korean War Veterans Association

Korean-American Artist Honors Chapter Members

Korean American artist Gary Kim

met members of Nassau County

Chapter #1at a ceremony held by

Arumdaun Korean Church to honor

veterans. He wanted to thank these veterans

for saving his country.

Mr. Kim has only been in America 5

years but has painted 35 portraits of

veterans. It has taken him 3 years to

finish this project.

Mr. Kim says he wants the

American people to know how the help

given to his country 50 years ago has

meant to him and to his country. Korea

is only free today because of these

brave men & women.

(Thank you Joe Carco for photos and letter. I do not know who

is in what photo for they are not named on photos.)

The list of Portrait subjects and home towns

Chapter President - Thomas Riley - Freeport US Army 1951-1953, Joseph Carco - Hicksville US Army 1953-1955 Charles Bours - Levitown US Air Force 1955-

1958, Edward Fenton - North Massapequa US Army National Guard 1939-1965, Henry E. Nowicki Westbury US Army 1950-1952, Robert E. Brinsley - Merrick

US Army Air Corps 1944-1946 & US Air Force 1949-1956, Robert O’Brien - Cedarhurst US Army 1950-1953, Larry O’Leary - Hicksville US Marine Corps 1953-

1955, Joseph Thomann - Merrick US Air Force 1951-1955, Ed Downey - Baldwin US Army 1951-1952, Albert Culen Westbury -US Air Force 1951-1955 & NY

Air National Guard 1975-1991, William G. Troise - Lynbrook US Army 1951-1953, Jean Quinn - Syosset US Navy 1949-1952, Howard Plattner Westbury US

Army 1951-1953, William Puls - Seaford US Army 1952-1954, David Klapow – Seaford, Sal Finazzo - Glen Cove US Air Force 1951-1953, Harry Sidor -

Lynbrook US Navy 1951-1955, Paul Dana - Bethpage US Marine Corps 1950-1954, Gene Marksteiner - Levitown US Marine Corps 1952-1955, Irwin Saltzman -

North Massapequa US Army 1951-1953, Louis Bernstein - Locust Valley US Army 1953-1956, Robert Christman - New Hyde Park US Army 1952-1954, Jack

Leff- Inwood US Army 1951-1953, Bill Boyce - Hicksville US Air Force 1951-1954, Marvin Friedman Valley Stream US Army 1951-1953, Gerald Perry -

Hempstead US Army 1951-1953, Emanuel LaGatta - Hicksville US Air Force 1948-1952, Thomas O’Brien - Seaford US Marine Corps 1948-1952, Raymond

O’Connor - Seaford US Army 1953-1955, Donald J. Zoeller - Oyster Bay US Army 1951-1953, Irene Mandra - Farmingdale POW / MIA Activist, Joseph Carrano -

Glen Cove US Army 1951-1953, Irwin Braun - Merrick US Army 1952-1953.

May/June, 2004 Page 61

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