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Portrait of a Local Korean War Veteran: Denny Weisgerber

William D. “Denny” Weisgerber was born in Bend, Oregon on May 5, 1930. He attended Boise High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, track, and boxing. More importantly, it’s where he met his high school sweetheart and wife-to-be, Marianne Tillery. February, 1949 marked two pivotal events in Denny’s life: he married Marianne, and he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Denny spent most of his first year in radio communications …Read More


The Honorable Park, Joon-yong, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, cordially invites all Korean War veterans to a special FREE concert. Each veteran may bring two additional guests. The concert will take place at 3:30 pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Please see the invitation  flyer below for the exact address, and for details on how to RSVP to …Read More

Alameda High School Students Learn about The Korean War—from Someone Who Was There

KWMF’s Education Director Wallace T. “Wally” Stewart is a man with a mission: to ensure that Korean War history is included in the curriculum of secondary schools. To help accomplish this mission, he has personally taught classes about the war to high school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His lesson plans cover the war’s geopolitical causes, major military developments, outcome, and lessons learned — as well as its …Read More

Presidio Trust Staff and KWMF Officers and Staff Meet with Docent Volunteers at Memorial

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the Presidio Trust’s Historian Barbara Berglund Sokolov, Volunteer Engagement Specialist Libby Zazzera, and Visitor Services Coordinator Aricia Martinez hosted 12 Docent and Ambassador volunteers at what they term an enrichment event at the Korean War Memorial. These events help the docent volunteers serve the visitors to the Presidio more effectively. Also participating in this educational session were KWMF’s Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.), President and Chairman; …Read More

June 25 Commemoration: Anniversary of the Start of the Korean War

Tuesday, June 25 saw a strong and enthusiastic turnout at the Korean War Memorial for a ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. KWMF Executive Director Gerard Parker welcomed the guests, and asked them to stand for the Invocation by Steven D. Wiegert, Chaplain, Marine Corps League Chapter 686, Santa Rosa, CA, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Chaplain Wiegert delivered the Invocation. Solemnly …Read More

July 4 to August 4, 1950: Grim Days in the Pusan Perimeter

A Personal Account by Colonel Thomas McGrail, U.S. Army (Ret.) The following typewritten notes were made in the field by then-Lieutenant Colonel McGrail during his first month in Korea as CO of 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division. They present a grim picture of those dark early days of the war. They were provided to KWMF by the late colonel’s daughter Joanne McGrail, and are published here for the …Read More

You’re Invited: Commemoration of the Beginning of the Korean War

You are cordially invited to attend A Commemoration of The Beginning of the Korean War Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:00 am at the Korean War Memorial Lincoln Boulevard at Sheridan Avenue The Presidio of San Francisco Please join us for this special event. Download Event Flyer (PDF 266 KiB)

Korean War Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 2019

Korean War VeteransAppreciation Luncheon In support of theKorean War Memorial Foundation With special thanks to Man J. Kim and Jeong A. Kim for their generosity in sponsoring this annual event KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL FOUNDATIONcordially invites you and your guest to our Annual Appreciation Luncheon. Free of Charge for Any Korean War Veteran and His or Her Guest Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00 noonGOLDEN GATE GRILLBanquet Room449 Powell Street, 3rd …Read More

Memorial Day Commemoration

An Invitation to our Memorial Day Commemoration Monday, May 27, 2019, 1:00 pm (immediately following the ceremony at the National Cemetery) Korean War Memorial Lincoln Boulevard at Sheridan Avenue The Presidio of San Francisco You are cordially invited to join us for this Special Ceremony. 415 817 1858 info@kwmf.org www.kwmf.org