Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.
Korean War & Korea Defense Veterans… A Continuity of Service in the Defense of Freedom
Incorporated June 14, 1985… Chartered by Congress June 30, 2008
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Officer & Director Election 2018 RESULTS ANNOUNCED...Click HERE to view the results.


KWVA Annual Membership Meeting October 17-21, 2018

Apr 19 - KWVA Webmaster

Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751

The cost of a single/double room is $115.00 a night, PLUS taxes & fees.

Make your reservation at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/KoreanWarVeterans
or call 866-837-5175 and mention the Korean War Veterans Group Reservation

Click HERE to view an informational flyer.

Hannah Kim to Visit Korean War Memorials Across the US

Apr 12 - KWVA Webmaster

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim Kicks Off her whirlwind tour across the US on April 28, 2018!

Ms. Hannah Y Kim, ‘ad hoc’ representative of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., (KWVA), and Ambassadress of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation (KWVMFnd), will be embarking on a nation-wide odyssey to all 50 States across our beautiful nation, to visit a Korean War Memorial in 70 cities, from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, beginning 4/27 to 7/27 (90 Days).

The purpose of Ms. Kim's trip, as a grateful Korean American, is to pay homage to more than 36,000 Korean War Veterans who never returned home, to thank her surviving "Grandpas" in person, and promote lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula-- as a tribute to the sacrifices that were made in the "Forgotten War." In doing so, she aims to raise money for the Wall of Remembrance by reminding America that Freedom is Not Free.

For more background, refer to her article in the Nov/Dec 2018 Graybeards,"COMING TO A MEMORIAL NEAR YOU!"

Attached is the planned itinerary of Ms. Kim. She will be traveling mostly by ground transportation, driving from site to site. Also enclosed is a Press Release issued in San Francisco, that can be used, adapted as appropriate, for each visited site.

For reference, see this article from the Kick-off ceremony in Santa Paula with the Mayor and the local KWVA Chapter, VFW, Police Chief, Ventura Motorcycle clubs, and Korean American community: Quest to visit nation's Korean War memorials kicks off in Santa Paula .

We, the undersigned President of KWVA and Chairman, KWVMFnd, urge and request that KWVA Chapters and members, federal chartered veterans organizations, civic leaders, patriotic citizens and public media support and publicize her journey.

Please Click HERE to view the joint letter of endorsement from the KWVA/KWVMFnd. (PDF File)

Ms. Hannah Y Kim can be contacted at [Please enable javascript.] - website:  www.remember727.org 

Click HERE to view a PDF File of the Press Release

Click HERE to view a PDF File of her Travel Itinerary

Click HERE to view a PDF File US MAP of her Planned Travels

(Webmaster Note: Ms. Kim is NOT trying to raise money from the KWVA chapters nor the Veterans. She is trying to promote awareness across the country to raise funds from the Korean American community, the American public-at-large and corporations.)

Scholarships for the 2018-2019 School Year

Mar 7 - KWVA Webmaster

The American Veterans of Korea Foundation and the General Walton Walker Memorial Foundation are offering scholarships for descendants of Korean War Veterans.

For more information (including deadlines and application forms):

  • Click HERE for information and an application for the American Veterans of Korea Foundation scholarship
  • Click HERE for information and an application for the General Walton Walker Memorial Foundation scholarship

Officer & Director Election 2018 CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED...

Dec 27, 2017 - KWVA Webmaster

Click HERE to Meet the Candidates... Resumes and Photos!
NOTE: The Jan/Feb Graybeards will be the Election Issue this year...
It will be mailed on/about Feb 20, 2018

Video of Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - KWVA Webmaster

Veterans Day 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater
Sponsored by the Korean War Veterans USA

Note: The video is approx 1-1/2 hours in length... but worth the time!

Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial

Nov 16, 2017 - KWVA Webmaster

"The creation of the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial (KWVDM) emerges as a first-of-its-kind project seeking to permanently preserve, unedited, the first-hand memories, experiences, and artifacts of our Korean War Veterans in an effort to pass them down to future generations."

  • Click HERE to visit the website
  • Click HERE for more information on how the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial was created (PDF)

Helpful VA Links

Nov 16, 2017 - KWVA Webmaster

  • Click HERE for On-Line Claims Applications
  • Click HERE for information on the VA's Veterans Health Identification Card
  • Click HERE for the VA's statistics on America's wars

How to Request Military Service Records or Prove Military Service

Nov 16, 2017 - KWVA Webmaster

Click HERE for instructions on how to request military service records or prove military service.