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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?

Korean War Vets Honored at Korea National Day Luncheon

Photos by Daniel Kim, Special to the S.F. Examiner On September 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, in coordination with the California Department of Veterans Affairs, hosted the annual National Day of Korea luncheon. This year’s gathering was dedicated in honor of Korean War veterans. About 500 guests attended the luncheon, including scores of Korean War …Read More

Abraham Lincoln High School Students Learn about The Korean War

Photos by Michelle Marcaida, 2LT, U.S. Army In 1949, our nation was at peace and KWMF Education Director Wallace T. “Wally” Stewart was a 16-year-old student at San Francisco’s Abraham Lincoln High School. In an act of youthful bravado, Wally stretched the truth a bit about his age and joined the Marine Corps Reserve. His buddy and fellow Lincoln High student Richard A. “Dick” Pearce, also 16, signed up with …Read More

Remembering Chosin

Remembering Chosin By Ned Forney October 26, 2017 It’s a pivotal event of the 20th century. An experience so monumental that it has come to represent, even encapsulate, the ongoing struggle between the forces of oppression, tyranny, and authoritarianism and those who believe in freedom, justice, and democracy. The Chosin Campaign, correctly called “Changjin” in Korea, was a defining moment in history. The two-week long battle (November 27-December 11, 1950), …Read More

Man J. Kim’s 14th Annual Appreciation Dinner for Korean War Veterans

On the early evening of June 25, 2017, not long after the commemoration ceremony at the Korean War Memorial that afternoon, KWMF 1st Vice President and San Francisco restaurateur Man J. Kim hosted his 14th Annual Korean War Veterans Appreciation Dinner at his Golden Gate Grill restaurant in San Francisco. More than 150 people attended the gala event, which features great food, wine, and live entertainment by local Korean-American performers. …Read More

June 25 Commemoration at the Korean War Memorial

On the afternoon of June 25, 2017, the sixty-seventh anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a small group of veterans, donors, and friends gathered at the Korean War Memorial in the Presidio of San Francisco. The event, organized by the Korean Consulate General of San Francisco and the Korean War Memorial Foundation, featured a few moments of prayer and remembrance, followed by the placing of a ceremonial wreath …Read More

A Memorable Meeting of Past and Present

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, a memorable meeting took place in San Francisco. Five aging Korean War veterans had the opportunity to share a meal with twenty-three young Korean exchange students in an emotional communion of past and present. The nineteen girls and four boys from Kyungbuk College were here under the aegis of the Berkeley Global Institute (BGI), a Bay Area organization that brings Korean student groups here to …Read More

How ROK President Moon Jae-in’s Parents Escaped Communism

By Ned Forney American men and women stationed on the front lines of potential flash points around the world are in harm’s way. From recent deployments to Afghanistan and Eastern Europe (NATO), to America’s continued presence in South Korea, Germany, and Japan, well-trained and dedicated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are ready to fight. They are prepared for battles they hope will never happen. But unfortunately, conflicts erupt and when …Read More

Last Chance to Get A Commemorative Tile On the Memorial Site

Only 26 Tiles Still Available The original design for the tile and plaque wall at the Korean War Memorial allowed for 600 commemorative tiles total. And by the time the Memorial opened on August 1, 2016, all 600 had been taken by Korean War veterans and other donors. A number of veterans and their families who heard about the tile program too late were deeply disappointed that they would no …Read More