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2018 SS Jeremiah O’Brien Memorial Cruise of SF Bay

Coming Soon — Saturday, May 19 — Veterans Memorial Cruise of San Francisco Bay On the SS Jeremiah O’Brien FREE OF CHARGE for all World War II and Korean War veterans Phone (415) 544-0100 to sign up, and visit the Jeremiah O’Brien website for full details.  

What’s Past Is Prologue: The Old Breed and the Future Marines

On January 13, in the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco, four men in their eighties or nineties met to share their experiences with a hundred or so young men and women in their late teens or early twenties. The older men were Korean War veterans. The young people were what are termed “Future Marines,” individuals who have enlisted in the Marine Corps and are now more or less …Read More

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim To Visit

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim To Visit Korean War Memorial in San Francisco on April 28 San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2018: At 10:00 am on Saturday, April 28, Hannah Y Kim, a woman with a mission, will visit the Korean War Memorial in the Presidio and present a commemorative wreath. This will be her first stop on an ambitious three-month journey visiting Korean War memorials in all 50 …Read More

Profile of a Local Korean War Veteran: Dr. Donald Barker

Dr. Donald Barker is a native of Sidney, Nebraska and a retired doctor of podiatric medicine. He resides in Atherton, California, and is an active member and supporter of the Korean War Memorial Foundation. Don served as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman from 1950 to 1954. He was attached to the 1st Marine Division in Korea, 1951-52, and the 3rd Marine Division in Japan, 1953-54. Don was a combat corpsman …Read More

KWMF Education Program Gets Big Boost from Korean Group

Borderless Moonpas Donates Over $20,000 KWMF recently received donations totaling $20,900 from a group known as Borderless Moonpas. The Moonpas are an informal affiliation of Koreans who share an affection for Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in. It is estimated that there are millions of Moonpas both in the Republic of Korea and around the world, although the precise number is unknown even to the Moonpas themselves. Most of them …Read More

New Rep. of Korea Consul General in SF: The Honorable Park Joon-yong

On December 27, 2017, the Honorable Park Joon-yong arrived in San Francisco to assume his duties as Consul General of the Republic of Korea here. One of his first official acts on the day he arrived was to visit the Korean War Memorial and present a commemorative wreath in honor of those who served. In a greeting sent out to all Bay Area Korean War veterans, he stated, “As Consul …Read More

What’s in a Name?

Is your late loved one’s name listed on the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul? If so, an American couple residing there will send you a photo of the name free of charge. See the story here. . . What’s in a Name?