- obviously written between March 17-March 24, 1997) - Letter
from Stan Myrda to Nick Pappas:
[KWE Note: Notice to Pappas from Myrda that local authorities
might pursue an investigation about John Maison.]
Mr. Nick Pappas, President
Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.
Re: Findings under Special Procedures Report
Dear Mr. Pappas,
A meeting was held Monday, March 17, 1997 with Mr. Joseph Cunningham,
attorney and twice retired Illinois State Supreme Court Justice
and St. Clair County Chief Judge. Mr. Cunningham reviewed the special
procedures findings regarding John Maison and the Korean War veterans.
After his review and discussion, it was suggested that the matter
be discussed with State’s Attorney for St. Clair County,
Mr. Robert Haida. The objective being whether Mr. Haida would want
his department to investigate the matter, or whether the matter
should be referred to the local police department.
A meeting has been set for Monday, March 24, 1997 at my office
at one o’clock. The agenda is for Mr. Haida to review the "special
procedures" report and if he finds merit or grounds to move
on the report, to discuss what step could or should be taken from
If he sees merit in the case, his department may pursue the investigation
or turn it over to the Swansea Police Department. If any formal
statement must be filed in behalf of the KWVA, an officer or a
member of the Board of Directors would have to sign such documents.
Mr. Kenneth Cook would be the closes [sic] Board member in the
If questions come up that need to be addressed to you, I will
call you, otherwise you will hear from me after the meeting.
Regarding the bonding company letter, Mr. Cunningham stressed
the need to respond as quickly as possible. I will act on it as
soon as possible.
(signed) Stan Myrda, CPA
cc: Mr. Edward Magill, Judge Advocate