The Graybeards - KWVA - Korean War Veterans Association

The Graybeards - KWVA - Korean War Veterans Association

Missouri Remembers

On October 4, 2003 our chapter held a ribbon cutting ceremony

dedicating the “ Korean War Veterans’ memorial Freeway “.

The Missouri Department of Transportation erected the

memorial signs at each end of a thirteen and one half mile portion

of U.S. highway 60 and 360, also known as the James River

Freeway as it traverse through Springfield, Missouri.

(Thank you Carroll Garrison for letter and photos. One photo

was very bad and not printed.)

Black Hills National Cemetery Internment Center.

Senator Norma Champion was the key speaker for the Korean War

Veterans Memorial highway sign dedication

Korean War Memorial, Black Hills National Cemetery, KWVA Chapter #160.

South Dakota Remembers

Commander James Hon

of the KWVA, Ozark

Mountain Region

Chapter 8, standing

roadside one of the

signs designating part

of U. S. 60 and 360

(James River Freeway)

as a memorial highway.

Black Hills National Cemetery Avenue of Flags.

(Thank you Ronald H. Berube for photos and letter.)

South Carolina Remembers

Members of the KWVA acknowledge applause from crowd as they ride a

float in Rapid City’s Veterans Day Parade. Shown left to right are Arne

Anderson, Bruce Lien, Bob Bock, Al Glinsmann and Richard Krull

A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to visit him at his

studio in Vermont, and thank him for his talent in creating the

Korean War Memorial life like figures on the mall in Washington,

D.C. During my conversation with him, I realized that the

Memorial was not only a Memorial to those who sacrificed their

lives in Korea, but also represented a Memorial to one GI who

gave his life in World War II. The facial features on one of the figures

is that of Mr. Gaylord’s “foxhole buddy” who died in the

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