Most Recent Update: March 13, 2017*
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This website was created by Lynnita Brown, founder, Korean War Educator. Lynnita, who holds
Korean War veterans in the highest regard, is solely responsible for the monitoring and posting of
all of the contributed and self-generated text that appears on the Korean War Educator.
Technical changes to the website are courtesy of Webmaster Jim Doppelhammer, who also has a strong
appreciation for our nation's veterans. Lynnita can be reached at 111 E. Houghton St.,
Tuscola, IL 61953; ph. 217-253-4620 (home) or 217-253-5171 (store Thursday-Saturday).
Lynnita's e-mail is
Thank you to all veterans for
protecting our freedom.
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[The following news and commentary is posted with the most recent news at top, followed by older news.
Latest News is written by Lynnita Brown.]
I'm still here but my computer and screen are giving me fits.
They just do not behave anymore. Be patient with me.
Adding items to the KWE under these conditions is a real
challenge. [Posted 3/13/2017]
Our friend George Patrick sent the KWE $75.00 in early
February. A public thank you for his generosity is long
overdue, delayed by the fact that my computer was broken for a
couple of weeks, followed by a week-long sick spell on my part.
Pat is the author of a non-fiction book entitled, On the Sea
of Purple Hearts, and is listed in the KWE's General Store
of non-fiction books. [Posted 3/04/2017]
My 86-year-old mother died on January 17. The obituary
of Norma Jean Aldridge can be found on the Hilligoss-Shrader
Funeral Home website in Tuscola, Illinois. [Posted 1/20/2017]
Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division,
is hosting an historical seminar entitled, "Forgotten Battles
and Units of the Forgotten War." The seminar will be held
at the Hilton Springfield, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield,
Virginia and the Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National
Cemetery, April 19-22, 2017. Veteran participants will
include: Gen. Volney Warner (Ret.), L Company, 21st Infantry,
24th Infantry Division; LtG. Edward Rowny (Ret.), X Corps
Engineer, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; Sfc.
Ronald Rosser (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient, 38th Infantry
Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; Col. Parker Thompson, chaplain,
10th EN and 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division; Col.
Doug Dillard (Ret.), Army Unit 8240; Col. William Weber (Ret.),
187th Airborne; Col. John Insani (Ret.), 7th Infantry Regiment,
3rd Infantry Division; and former POW Maj. Arden Rowley (2nd
Engineering Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. The topics
will include: the Belgian Battalion and Luxembourg Platoon in
Korea, Korean Partisan Operations (Army Unit 8240), Korean
Augmentation to US Army (KATUSA) in the 3rd Infantry Division,
the 25 June 1950 ROK Navy Victory in the Korea Strait, the
Battles of Outpost Harry April and June 1953, the Hungnam
Evacuation December 1950, and Task Force Dog in December 1950.
Registration fee is $30; banquet fee is $40; and room rate per
night (including breakfast) is $114. If you are interested
in attending this seminar the points of contact are C. Monika
Stoy and Timothy R. Stoy;
firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 703-912-4218. [Posted 1/12/2017]
Thanks for everyone's prayers for my mom. Her condition
remains very precarious. [Posted 1/04/2017]
The KWE treasury increased significantly due to two monetary
gifts from life members Sheila Kronenberger of Illinois and
Billy G. Wright of Alabama. Sheila donated $500, which is
being used entirely for the KWE website. Billy donated
$50.00, and his gift will also go toward the website. Both
gifts arrived just before Christmas, but my family's challenges
with Mother's health slowed down my work on the KWE
significantly. Sheila and Billy have gifted money to the
Korean War Educator on numerous occasions, and their support has
truly made a difference for this ever-growing website.
Many thanks to both of them. [Posted 1/04/2017]
Mother (age 86) fell off a counter at St. Mary's Hospital in
Decatur on December 21st. She fractured her left hip and
underwent surgery the next morning. On Christmas Eve she
was transported to a nursing home in Sullivan, Illinois, and is
not recovering very well from the fall/surgery. Our family needs your prayers. [Posted
It has come to our attention that quite a lot of Korean War history is being lost needlessly because
one particular aspect of the many unique opportunities available to veterans through the Korean War Educator
is little known. The KWE exists to educate the public about the Korean War--at no cost to Korean War
veterans. Here is what is happening that doesn't need to happen:
Individual Korean War veterans and Korean War veteran reunion groups often have small, medium and large
websites on the Internet. Unfortunately, as the veterans age and financial resources to stay online
dry up, these informative websites are being pulled off the Internet one by one and the history found on
them is being lost forever.
Please spread the word that the Korean War Educator's "Topics" page can absorb these increasingly-disappearing
websites at no cost. All you have to do is turn the text and photographs over to the KWE for permanent
posting on the Korean War Educator. Naturally, a little money to help make the transaction would always
be welcome, but it is most certainly not mandatory. The KWE is a free service to Korean War
veterans and always will be--no strings attached.
How does one move a Korean War-related website over to the KWE? Simple. Contact
Lynnita! [Posted 8/29/2010]
Do you have a short story about Korea? Send it our way! We have recently opened a short story
section on the KWE's Memoirs page. Lynnita's e-mail address is
email@example.com. Her U.S. mail is Lynnita Brown, 111 E. Houghton St., Tuscola, IL 61953.
Be sure to include a picture of yourself to go along with the story. Sending more than one picture
is okay, too. [Posted 2/16/08]
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Newest Additions to the KWE
Added to the KWE's list of
Notables in the Korean War are two physicians.
One is Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr., a distinguished
physician in North Carolina who was also the first black
chief of surgery in a MASH unit in the Korean War.
The other doctor (who served 15 months in Korea) is the
infamous Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was imprisoned for
assisting in patient suicides. [Posted 3/07/2017]
Courtesy of Alison Barrett Kent, the Silver Star
citation presented posthumously to
Weston H. Thompson Jr. of Connecticut was posted on
the KWE tonight. Weston was serving in the 3rd
Infantry Division at the time of his death in 1952.
Distinguished Service Cross citations were added to
the KWE tonight: 2Lt. William DuBois Ware
(25ID-posthumous), MSgt. Billie F. Williams (7ID0, Capt.
William R. Williams (KMAG), 1Lt. Earl K. Woolley
(187ARCT), 1Lt. George M. Wright (25ID-posthumous), and
Pfc. Charles T. Zimmerman (24ID). [Posted 1 /
Distinguished Service Cross citations were added to
the KWE. They include: Pfc. Joseph A. Nesci (2ID),
1Lt. Ward O. Neville (Corps of Engineers - posthumous),
2Lt. James N. Oglesby (7ID-posthumous), Cpl. George
William Otto (7ID-posthumous), Sgt. George H. Paine
(7ID-posthumous), Sgt. Edgar Pappert (24ID), 1Lt. Harold
G. Parris (25ID-posthumous), Pvt. Jimmie R. Parsley
(3ID), Sgt. Jessie F. Perez (2ID), Cpl. Wilfred J. Picou
(2ID), Sfc. Junius G. Poovey (25ID), 2Lt. George Peter
Psihas (45ID), Sgt. Emmit L. Randolph (7ID), Cpl.
Woodrow W. Rasnick (24ID), Cpl. Lawrence A. Ray (24ID),
2Lt. Rhotenberry (2ID), MSgt. J.C. Richards Jr. (45ID),
Sfc. Ray O. Riley (25ID), Sfc. Donald C. Rogers
(7ID-posthumous), Sfc. Frank D. Rorrer
(24ID-posthumous), Cpl. Sydney Charles Rose
(25ID-posthumous), Sgt. Edward E. Roslof
(24ID-posthumous), Col. Joseph Rieber Russ (7ID), 1Lt.
Paul R. Schultz (96FAB-posthumous), Pvt. Charles L.
Shanholtz (24ID), Pfc. Floyd Shepard (7ID-posthumous),
Pfc. Winford A. Shilling (24ID), 1Lt. Ross E. Sitler
(3ID), 1Lt. Dale M. Smith (7ID), Pfc. Joseph E. Smith
(7ID), Pvt. Paul R. Spear (24I), Col. William H. Spicer
(KMAG), 1Lt. Charley L. St. Clair (955FAB), Cpl. Jack R.
Starkey (5RCT-posthumous), Col. Richard Warburton
Stephens (24ID), Cpl. Walter Lee Stewart
(7ID-posthumous), 1Lt. Max Raymond Stover
(7ID-posthumous), Sfc. Francis D. Strowmatt (USA), Cpl.
Bobby G. Stuart (24ID), Pfc. Charles Allen Tabor
(24ID-posthumous), 1Lt. Rudolph M. Tamez (7ID), Pfc.
Clovis R. Taylor (2ID), 1Lt. Ernest P. Terrell (24ID),
Pfc. John L. Thornton (45ID), Sgt. Joseph M. Truitt
(2ID), 1Lt. Isidro D. Urbano (7ID-posthumous), Sfc.
James T. Van Hove (3ID), Sfc. Chester W. Van Orman
(24ID), and 1Lt. Wilbert F. Vaughn (2ID). [Posted
Tonight the following
Distinguished Service Cross citations were added to
the KWE: Capt. Robert S. Kestlinger (USA-Liaison
Detach.), Cpl. Andre J. Ketele (187ARCT-posthumous),
1Lt. Dwight A. Kirk (25ID-posthumous), Sgt. Robert S.
Kobashigawa (3ID-posthumous), 2Lt. Albert R. Kopsick
(3ID, Cpl. Jack Korakian (45ID-posthumous), Sfc. William
E. Krilling (45ID), Cpl. Charles E. Lack (USA), Pfc.
Elmer E. Lewellyn (2ID-posthumous), Sgt. Roey E. Limbock
(24ID), Capt. Gordon J. Lippman (25ID), 1Lt. Charles
Arthur Lonsford (7ID), Maj. Gen. Frank E. Lowe (USA),
2Lt. Frank W. Lukas (KMAG-2 awards), MSgt. Ned Lyle
(2ID), 1Lt. Henry Tomlinson MacGill (24ID-posthumou),
Cpl. Norman E. MacLeod (USA), Cpl. Robert J. Malloy
(7ID-posthumous), Pfc. Murray T. Manning Jr.
(7ID-posthumous), Col. Robert Reinhold Martin
(24ID-posthumous), MSgt. James Matteo (2ID), Cpl. Bert
W. Maudie (5 RCT), 2Lt. Russell J. McCann
(45ID-posthumous), Pfc. James McCorley (2ID), MSgt.
Prentiss E. McPhate (25ID-posthumous), Cpl. William L.
Meckley (3ID-posthumous), Maj. Harold H. Meisner (KMAG),
Cpl. Howard P. Merkle (2ID-posthumous), 1Lt. Peter
Howland Monfore (2ID-posthumous), Pvt. Benito Montez Jr.
(3ID), Pfc. Fumio Meriyama (2ID-posthumous), Cpl. Eiji
Morishige (1CAV-posthumous), and MSgt. Ervin L. Muldoon
(187ARCT-posthumous). [Posted 1/10/2017]
Distinguished Service Cross citations for the
following men were added to the KWE tonight: Sfc.
Charles A. Falk (5RCT), Pfc. Maxie Fancher
(5RCT-posthumous), 1Lt. Charles Kohl Farabaugh
(7ID-posthumous), 2Lt. Alan C. Felger (FAB), MSgt. John
W. Finley (24ID), Pfc. Clifford C. Finn
(24ID-posthumous), Pfc. Donald V. Flowers (24ID), Sgt.
Richard R. Fontaine (24ID), Cpl. Paul G. Foster (45ID),
Cpl. Lawrence N. Gardner (187ARCT-posthumous), 1Lt.
Philip J. Gilchrist (25ID), MSgt. J.R. Glaze (24ID)Sgt.
Elmer O. Goetz (7ID), Cpl. Ray B. Gonzales (187ARCT),
1Lt. William E. Gore (187ARCT), 1Lt. John Henry Green
(7ID-posthumous), Sfc. Albert F. Griffin (40ID), Pfc.
Edward Grady Halcomb (29th Inf. Rgt.), Sfc. Rebel L.
Holcomb (2ID), Pfc. Marion D. Hoover (7ID-posthumous),
Sfc. Dellno Horne (2ID), Sfc. Russell Leroy Huffman
(187ARCT), Capt. John C. Hughes (25ID-2nd award), Sfc.
Donald J. Hurt (45ID-posthumous), 1Lt. Elwood F. James
(24ID-posthumous), Sgt. Alan Jastram (2ID-posthumous),
1Lt. Clair W. Jennett (24ID), Lt. Col. Carl C. Jensen
(24ID-posthumous), Lt. Col. Lloyd K. Jenson (2ID), Sgt.
Donald R. Joslen (2ID), and Pfc. James J. Jovenall
(2ID). [Posted 1/09/2017]
Added to the KWE tonight is the following citation:
Bronze Star -
CDR George Chambelain Duncan (USN). Also added
are the following
Distinguished Service Cross citations: 1Lt. Smith
Barton Chamberalin (3IDF), Sfc. George D. Chamberlain
(2ID-2nd award), 1Lt. Loran E. Chambers (24ID), 2Lt.
Harold T. Clark (KMAG), 1Lt. Joseph Gordon Clemons, Jr.
(7ID), Sgt. James E. Cline (24ID-posthumous), MSgt.
Robert E. Cole (24ID), 1Lt. Jack L. Conn (7ID), Sgt.
Lawrence Cordova (7ID), Sgt. Larry T. Cox
(3ID-posthumous), 2Lt. Thomas K. Craig (2ID), MSgt. Fred
Crispino (25ID), Pvt. Robert E. Crytzer
(2ID-posthumous), Capt. Anthony Dannucci, Jr.
(24ID-pothumous), 1Lt. Louis H. Davis (2ID-posthumous),
1Lt. Lowell M. Davis (3ID), 2Lt. Alfred P. Dianda
(24ID-posthumous), 1Lt. Victor F. Diaz (24ID), 1Lt.
George H. Dickinson (3ID-posthumous), Cpl. Gerald L.
Dilley (24ID), 1Lt. James K. Dodd (3ID), Sgt. James W.
Dooley (3ID), Sfc. Arthur C. Dudley (24ID), 1Lt. John H.
Dunn (2ID - posthumous), Sfc. Eldon J. Elthon (45ID),
Capt. John E. Emerson Jr. (2ID), 1Lt. Sherman W. Ensley
(2ID), Pfc. Eugene Estep (187ARCT - posthumous), and
Sgt. Herbert J. Etie (7ID-posthumous). [Posted
The following citations have been added to the KWE
over the course of the past several weeks: Silver Star -
Lt. Col. Fred L. Harrison (2ID),
1Lt. Stanley D. Hyman (USAF),
Maj. Harry K. Hauge (25ID),
Capt. Charles B. Hazelrigg (2ID), and
1Lt. Dolphin Dunnaha Overton III (USAF - 4 awards);
Bronze Star -
Sfc. Theodore Norris (25ID);
Cross - AO3c Carl W. Harris (USN), Capt. Edward
Shamis (USMC), AO2c Leonard K. Hawkenberry (USN), Maj.
Floyd C. Haxton (USMC - 4th & 5th award), Capt. Ernest
Charles Fiebelkorn (USAF - 3rd award), Gen. Douglas
MacArthur (USA), Lt.jg. Thomas Bibb Hayward (USN), and
1Lt. James Audy Hays (USAF). The following
Distinguished Service Cross citations were also
added: Lt. Col. Olin L. Beall (USMC), Pfc. Frank Bond
Billings (USMC-posthumous), Pfc. Edward A. Clapp (USMC),
Col. Richard W. Hayward (USMC), Col. Homer Laurence
Litzenberg Jr. (USMC), Lt. Col. John T. Rooney (USMC),
Cpl. Donald D. Sowl (USMC), Pfc. Harold Anton Twedt
(USMC - posthumous), 1Lt. James A. Harris Jr. (25ID -
2nd award - posthumous), Cpl. Raymond L. Hatfield (7ID -
posthumous), Cpl. Atsuo Miura (45ID), Col. Paul Lamar
Freeman Jr. (2ID), Lt. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer (USAF),
1Lt. Dale W. Carlson (2ID), Pfc. Primo C. Carnabuci
(24ID), Lt. Col. Sidney C. Carpenter (KMAG), 2Lt.
Charles A. Carpy (7ID), Sfc. Charles Freeman Carroll
(24ID - posthumous), MSgt. William D. Carthcart (40ID),
Sgt. Joe H. Cauthen (187ARCT), 1Lt. Joseph F. Cey (7ID),
2Lt. Joe V. Cerri (3ID - posthumous), Pfc. Kenneth
B. Dixon (45ID), Lt. Col. William F. Georgi (USAF), Col.
William Timothy Halton (USAF - posthumous), 1Lt. Forrest
L. Hicks (USAF), Lt. Col. Jacob W. Dixon (USAF), Capt.
James Jabara (USAF), 1Lt. David W. MacArthur (USAF),
Maj. Gen. Emmett O'Donnell Jr. (USAF), Col. Robert H.
Orr (USAF), 1Lt. Dolphin Dunnaha Overton III (USAF), and
1Lt. Richard L. Savage (USAF). [Posted 1//04/2017]
Officials of a past administration of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. telephoned the KWE's
largest funding source to date to request that it not support the Korean War Educator. (Korean War
veterans everywhere should be outraged at the KWVA's maltreatment of the KWE.) Subsequent KWVA administrations
have done nothing about this injustice. As a result, that funding source is no longer available to
the KWE. Until the Korean War Educator receives another grant, your financial support is needed to
help keep the Korean War Educator going. Please join as a member, because your dues money is what keeps
this site going. You are always welcome to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me (217-253-4620 at home or 217-253-5171 Thursday-Saturday at my store) Illinois time if you have
comments, concerns, questions, or suggestions. [Posted 2004]
As always, Korean War veterans and their families throughout the world are invited to participate in
the educating of the general public about the Korean War by sending information, memoirs, photos, and more
to the Korean War Educator. - Lynnita Jean Brown
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A Team Effort
The Korean War Educator is a team effort between Lynnita Brown of Tuscola, Illinois, as well as Korean
War veterans and their families worldwide. Lynnita is directly involved with the daily updates visitors
see on the KWE. All text appearing on the Korean War Educator is either generated by or routed through
Lynnita. Webmaster Jim Doppelhammer handles the technical aspects and makes improvements to the Korean
War Educator website. If you find a technical glitch anywhere on the site, be sure to contact Jim
at email@example.com. If you
find text errors on the site or want to add material to it, be sure to contact Lynnita at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll see what we can do to fix them.
If our KWE visitors see typographical and/or grammatical mistakes, Lynnita encourages those who discover
them to contact her. There is no such thing as an error "too small" to be corrected.
Lynnita can be reached by phone at 217-253-5171 (her store) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday (and generally on Monday-Wednesday from May to December, too--but not always!). Her home
phone number in Illinois is 217-253-4620 (she rises early and stays up late). Feel free to reach Lynnita
is at her home number if you can't catch her at her store. If she is not home, your call will be picked
up by an answering machine or her husband, Dale. Please feel free to leave a message. She will
call you back--probably the same day or evening. Her e-mail address is
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KWE Progress Report
- As of April 17, 2011, the KWE has had 192,390 since January 1, 2011.
- A review of the Year 2010 traffic statistics for the Korean War Educator shows that 681,927 visitors
stopped by to view the Korean War Educator from January 1 through December 31, 2010.
- The Korean War Educator had 810,676 visitors in the year 2008. As the site continues to grow,
so will the number of visitors. As an example of the KWE's fantastic growth rate, just think.
In the year 2004 the KWE had only 24,152 visitors! The majority of visitors to the KWE website
were from the United States, with visitors from the United Kingdom second and visitors from China third.
- As of January 7, 2008, the KWE had 141,459 page views per month and an average of 2,000 visitors
per day. The KWE website contains 5,645 files (748,966 KB). It has 3,364 photographs. There
are 21,404 hyperlinks.
- Due to a change of web hosts, we only have January and February and the December statistics from
2007, showing approximately 27,500 visitors per month in January/February and 30,000 visitors in December.
- From 1/1/06-12/31/06, the KWE had 183,640 unique visitors (again, many came back to view the site
over and over again, but they were only counted once) who viewed 1,132,528 of its pages.
- From 1/1/05-12/31/05, the KWE had 222,072 unique visitors (many came back to view the site over
and over again, but they were only counted once) who viewed 775,446 of its pages.
The Korean War Educator started to offer memberships at the end of September 2003. For the very first
time, the Korean War Educator was able to use the General Membership dues ($10.00 annually) to establish
a general operating fund that has enabled Lynnita to pay for her monthly internet connection, as well as
incidentals such as reams of copy paper, ink cartridges, postage, etc., without taking it from her own pocket.
Not only that, the Korean War Educator established an Endowment Fund to keep the Foundation going long after
those of us living today have passed on. With an initial deposit of $50.00 (one half of the cost of Life
Membership dues going into the Endowment) that special reserve fund has now jumped to $2,135.53, thanks
to the most recent donations to it from the KWE's new life members Tom Cearlock and Carl Galey of Illinois.
Our goal is to build up the principal in the account so that the annual interest will pay for each year's
web hosting fees. You can find the roster of Korean War Educator members on the KWE’s "Support" section
at the top of all main pages. We are hoping that many more of our visitors will come aboard to help this
great Korean War website become even greater. All funds go to support the Korean War Educator Foundation.
No salary money is expended. Most of the KWE's limited funds are expended for internet/website
expenses and printer ink.
It would be great if some of our regular visitors would support this important website by sponsoring
a year of hosting (or more). Contact Lynnita at email@example.com
about this possibility if you think you would like to sponsor a year's worth of KWE. The list of website
sponsors to date is listed on the Support page of the KWE..
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In Remembrance of Julian
is with great sorrow that I inform Korean War veterans and our other site visitors about the death of Julian
"Buck" Blagg, original webmaster of the Korean War Educator website and a fine Marine. He died of lung cancer
at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the age of 66. Julian was my dear friend, and I miss him. He helped
me give the world the Korean War Educator.
- Lynnita Brown, Founder, KWE