We are the Korean Veterans of Central FL including Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties and The Villages. Our goal is to organize veterans who served in any branch of the U.S. Military during the Korean War and those who served in Korea anytime after the war to date (Korea Defense Service Veterans). Please join us at one of our monthly meetings.
We are fortunate to have as our June 22nd speaker Mr. Dave Towle, who’s topic will be “Hurricane Preparedness, Are you ready?” Believe me, Dave KNOWS! Dave Towle was lifelong resident of Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts, a small coastal New England town, some thirty miles Northeast of Boston. Dave’s interest in meteorology began, at age 14, recording the daily weather changes that are famous in New England. After attending college, Dave was employed at Itek Corporation in Lexington, Mass, in the Photographic Research Division working on numerous top-secret government projects. He joined the United States Army and was assigned to work at The White House, Washington, D.C., in the Presidential Photographic Laboratory for President’s Johnson and Nixon. After his tour in the military, Dave returned to his hometown and joined the Manchester Police Department, serving in law enforcement for twenty years. Dave continued to enjoy his hobby in meteorology as a “Weather…
KWVA Chapter 169 in The Villages, Florida held their annual picnic on June 9th at Lake Opahumpka State Park. All 70 participants had a great time with wonderful weather, food, live music and renewed camaraderie following COVID-19 lockdown. Check out our 2021 Annual Picnic Photos in our Photo Gallery.
KWVA Chapter 169 is pleased to announce our July 27th speaker at the Saddlebrook Rec Center at 1300HRS (June meeting is canceled ILO the June 9th picnic). Colonel (Retired) Ted Spain is a native of Wendell, North Carolina. He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He also holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Military Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College. He is the co-author of the book entitled, “Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes That Broke Iraq”, where he reveals his first hand involvement in the planning for, and the execution of, the ground war and the first year of the occupation of Iraq in 2003-2004,…
KWVA Chapter 169 member Rich Sobieray graciously presents MG John McWaters a check for $5,000 as a donation to our chapter at our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27. THANK YOU, RICH!
KWVA Chapter 169 welcomes Stephen Frangos to our Board as Director-at-Large. He will be responsible for scheduling guest speakers as well as other duties. Steve served in Korea with the Army Signal Corps in ’58-’59. He was a Radio Officer with the 4th US Missile Command and the 226th Signal Co. stationed in Chunchon, Camp Page. After 8 years of Reserve Service which included active duty during the Berlin Crisis he retired as a Captain in 1965.