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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KWVA 2018 Fundraiser Winners Announced!

Nov 23





How to Get the Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM)

Oct 17





NEW Freedom Hats & Shirts Now Available!

Sep 18

The NEW KWVA Freedom Hats & Shirts as well as Lapel Pins are now available in the KWVA Online Store!  Check them out!





MIA CPL Morris Meshulam Found

Jun 18

UPDATE (8/22/18)... I am pleased to announce his funeral will take place on September 23rd at Etz Chaim Cemetery at noon.

Anna Selman
Programs and Public Relations Coordinator
Jewish War Veterans of the USA

The remains of Morris Meshulam were identified on June 4th. CPL Meshulam served in the 82nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion in the 2nd Infantry Regiment from July of 1950 to his death in January of 1951. The 82nd and a couple other units were used to defend U.S. forces during a massive assault by the Chinese around Thanksgiving (November 1950). It is believed that CPL Meshulam survived the assault, but he later died as a POW in January of 1951 either from severe malnutrition or injuries that he received during the battle.

CPL Meshulam is from Indianapolis, IN, and the family is requesting that he be buried in his family cemetery at Etz Chaim Synagogue. The date and time of the burial is unknown.

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA are looking to speak to anyone who was in the 82nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion or in the 2nd Infantry Regiment from July of 1950 to January of 1951. If they knew CPL Meshulam, that would be a plus, but is not necessary.

If you have information, please contact the Jewish War Veterans of the USA.





KWVA Position on President Trump and Kim Jung Un Talks

Jun 13

The Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. is hopeful  that the recent talks between President Trump and Kim Jung Un is only the first step which ultimately results in peace on the Korean Peninsula.  We are further hopeful that eventually the families of our missing American servicemen from the Korean War will be able to experience closure.  We wholeheartedly support the recovery and return of the remains of our unaccounted-for Servicemen from the Korean War and those of our allies.

The KWVA also regards the occasion of the Summit talks to hopefully result in numerous other positive changes on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the far East.

Tom Stevens,
President, Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. U.S.A.





The KWVA Official Position on Korean Unification

May 2





NEWS BLAST... KWVA President Stevens Announces Special "Mission and Support

May 2





Hannah Kim to Visit Korean War Memorials Across the US

Apr 12

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

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

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

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!





Helpful VA Links

Nov 16, 2017

  • 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

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



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