|The Korean War Educator is based in the home of Mrs. Dale H. (Lynnita) Brown
of Tuscola, Illinois without charge or tax benefit. The site is a joint effort of civilians and veterans who are
determined to establish and maintain a medium in which the general public can learn more about the Korean War.
The site is a "Made in America" product. This page of the website provides information
about the Korean War Educator Foundation, as well as about the people who make its existence on the World Wide
Web possible. Please also see the Privacy and Security claim about this site.
from all over the United States and the world are invited to help build this not-for-profit website. The
Foundation seeks historically accurate information and photographs to make the Korean War Educator one of the
world's most valuable resources and finding aids on the Korean War. All material should be submitted to the
Foundation via its chief executive officer, Lynnita Brown.
Please call or send correspondence to:
Korean War Educator
c/o Lynnita Jean Brown
111 E. Houghton St.
Tuscola, IL 61953
217-253-5171 (Lynnita's store - Thurs-Sat 10-3)
When sending e-mail to Lynnita, please be aware that she has a spam filter that might trash your message
before she has a chance to see it. Writing the words "Korean War" in your subject line will help get your
message through. If you don't hear from Lynnita within hours after you sent your message, there is a
better than good chance that it was caught up in her spam filter. Try again or give her a telephone call.
Lynnita Brown, Founder & C.E.O
Lynnita Brown is the founder of the Korean War Educator.
As director of the Douglas County Museum in Tuscola, Illinois, Lynnita became interested in the Korean War as
she prepared the museum's 1996 exhibit, "The Korean War: Cold, Bloody and Forgotten." Since then,
she has volunteered thousands of hours on behalf of Korean War veterans. She has interviewed more than 400
Korean War veterans in full length interviews that have lasted from three to nine hours, so she has a keen
understanding of the Korean War.
Lynnita is the CEO and decision-maker for the Korean War Educator. She is a volunteer who does not get
paid for her work on the KWE. She edits all of the text for the KWE website and does most of the data
entry for the multitude of pages found there. She is the public spokesperson for the Korean War Educator
Foundation, and is one of the world's most outspoken advocates for Korean War veterans. For detailed
background information about Lynnita, click here.
Major Site Contributors...
Jim Doppelhammer, Charleston, IL, Current Webmaster
Jim is a
technician, troubleshooter and Web Designer at his company "Double-Hammer Computer Services" in Charleston,
Illinois. Jim works on the Korean War Educator in his "spare" time. He works in conjunction with Lynnita
Brown to add materials to the site. Additionally, he is converting the text and photographs on the KWE's "old
site" to new templates on our "new site."
This involves hundreds of hours of work, with the most recent work on the Korean War Educator being a gift
from Jim on behalf of Korean War veterans.
Prior to moving to Illinois, where he and his wife also operate a private mobile home park in Charleston, Jim
was the webmaster for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in Little Rock. His computer skills
include (but are not limited to) internet Web site design; heavy-duty use/design of Access database queries and
reports and Excel spreadsheets; networking; and Windows 95/98/XP Internet Tech Support. Long involved in
electronics, Jim has also worked as a digital circuit design technician, electronic design technician, senior
engineering technician; as well as 25+ years in Manufacturing management where he held positions of production
manager, shift supervisor, materials manager, and more.
Since taking over the webmaster duties for the Korean War Educator, Jim has logged in hundreds of hours
adding "tons" of pictures and updating over 1,000 Web pages of text. He has also improved the navigation menus,
corrected broken hyperlinks, speeded up slow pages, rid the site of outdated and duplicate files, and made
general improvements that are too numerous to list here. Jim is also teaching basic and advanced webmaster
skills to KWE founder Lynnita Brown.
If any of our viewers has comments/suggestions/questions/problems regarding the Web work on the KWE,
please E-mail Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ron Janowski, Former (Second) Webmaster
Working under the auspices of Simplified
Computers in Champaign, Illinois, Ron Janowski became the webmaster for the Korean War Educator website on June
1, 2002. Bringing with him a wide range of computer graphics and design skills, Ron replaced the old templates
of the Korean War Educator with new ones. He not only improved the appearance of the KWE, he also made it far
more navigable. Under his direction, about half of the old Korean War Educator website was upgraded with the new
look that our visitors see today.
Due to family and other commitments, Ron left the KWE in March of 2004. We were saddened to see
him leave us, but happy that we had the privilege to have him as the KWE webmaster long enough to initiate the
changes and improvements that have made the KWE so professional in appearance today. The Korean War Educator
Foundation will always appreciate the fact that Ron (son of a Korean War veteran) became so committed to the KWE
that he donated many hours of his own personal time to ensure the website's success. Ron was a charter member of
the Korean War Educator.
Randy Foster, Former Site Host
Tuscola-il.com originally hosted the Korean War Educator website at
no cost to the Foundation. The provider's owner, veteran Randy Foster of Oakland, IL, served in the US Army
Security Agency from 1970 - 1973, as a Morse intercept operator.
Randy was raised in Illinois and graduated from Newman High School in 1968. He is also a graduate of Parkland
College, and attended Quincy College in the early 80's. For 19 years, Randy worked for United Parcel Service as
a supervisor in ground operations, air operations, and industrial engineering. His interest in
computing led him to the Internet business in 1998, and he now offers Internet services throughout East Central
Randy is a past commander and active member of the American Legion Post 201, in Newman, IL. He is also a
member of the Citizens Flag Alliance and a member of the 1st Christian Church of Newman. His e-mail address is email@example.com and his phone number is 217-346-2903 or
Julian Blagg, Former Webmaster
Thank you, Julian.
The Korean War Educator Foundation, as well as Korean War veterans in general, owe Julian "Buck" Blagg a
great debt of appreciation for the hundreds of hours that he spent to make the materials on the Korean War
Educator accessible to the general public. By offering his computer skills to help Korean War veterans tell the
story about "their war", Julian also helped thousands of site visitors learn about one of our nation’s bloodiest
and forgotten wars.
Julian "Buck" Blagg of Tuscola, Illinois, was the original webmaster for the Korean War Educator from June of
2001 to April of 2002, offering his computer expertise to get the not-for-profit Foundation’s website up and
running on the World Wide Web. Born and raised in Coles County, Illinois, he joined the Illinois National Guard
in 1954. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and remained on duty for six years. During his military
career, he received three honorable discharges (one for the Guard and two for the Marine Corps). He served with
the First Marine Division as a disbursing clerk until 1961.
After returning to civilian life, he was in the construction business until 1969. During the 1960s, he
acquired an interest in radio. For several years he operated a Radio Shack franchise with his wife, Letha
Pfeffer Davis. He received his ham radio license in 1997, and held the call letters KB9QWI. Prior to his
retirement from computer work, he did the layouts for not only the Korean War Educator, but also the
Douglas County Museum. He also did computer work
for other customers. It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Julian Blagg died of lung cancer in
Robert Stallsworth, Site Contributor
Robert Stallsworth of Tuscola
firstname.lastname@example.org scanned many of the photographs that can be seen on our "Photo Journey through the Korean
War" page. A veteran of World War II from 1944 to 1946, Bob served in the Navy Air Force. He was a radio
operator on a torpedo bomber over Japanese waters in the South Pacific.
The names of other photo contributors are posted along with the pictures that they submitted whenever
Privacy and Security
1) The Korean War Educator website is provided as a public service by the Korean War Educator Foundation, an
Illinois-based not-for-profit organization.
2) Introductory text for the site's pages is generally the original work of Lynnita Brown, chief executive
officer of the Korean War Educator Foundation. All introductory text is owned solely by the Korean War Educator
3) A portion of the information collected for this website is considered public information and may be
distributed or copied for educational purposes. However, large portions of this site are also original works of
Lynnita Brown--an agent of the Korean War Educator Foundation--and numerous Korean War veterans and
contributors. Please contact the Korean War Educator Foundation to clarify original works that may not be
reproduced without permission.
4) Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website is strictly prohibited.
5) For site security purposes and to ensure that this site remains available to all users, the Korean War
Educator is monitored daily for unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause
6) If you have questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the Korean
War Educator: email@example.com.
This web site - "Made-in-America"
It includes information about the Korean War from the perspective of U.S. veterans who were involved in the
war effort, as well as American families who lost loved ones in Korea. For the communist viewpoint of the war,
our viewers will have to look elsewhere on the World Wide Web. (Some links under "Best on the Net" might provide
addresses of websites with a North Korean/communist slant.) Associates of The Korean War Educator website do not
support the communist philosophy. The contributions of other participating allied nations in the effort to keep
South Korea free will gladly and expeditiously be added to this website as veterans of foreign countries provide
the needed text and information.
Correcting Website Errors
The Korean War Educator Foundation strives for factual accuracy on its website. If any of our readers
discover an inadvertent error or omission, and can substantiate either with documented materials, please send
the documentation to: Lynnita Brown, 111 E. Houghton St., Tuscola, IL 61953. Telephone calls are welcome if the
matter needs to be discussed prior to the sending of documentation. Lynnita Brown can be reached by telephone at
217-253-4620 or 217-253-5171.