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The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) and the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation (KUSAF) were very honored and thankful to share Ms. Park’s stories to remember her father’s lifetime of contributions to the Korean people and the ROK-U.S. Alliance. General Paik is the greatest hero and champion of the ROK-U.S. Alliance, and KDVA and KUSAF are committed to ensuring his legacy of service and love for the Alliance inspires current and future generations.
Opening Remarks: General (Ret.) Vincent Brooks, KDVA Chairman and President
Moderator: Colonel (Ret.) Steve Lee, KDVA Senior VP
Special Guest: Ms. Namhi Park, Gen. Paik’s oldest daughter
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The full recording of ISDP’s recent webinar on “OPCON Transfer and its Potential Impact on the United Nations Command and the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission” with speakers Gen (ret) Vincent Brooks, LtGen (ret) Chun In Bum, Mr. David Maxwell, MG (ret) Urs Gerber, and Maj Gen (ret) Mats Engman as the moderator is now available on ISDP’s YouTube channel. The event was held in collaboration with the Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA).
November 11, 2020
“American Veteran” is a treasured and honored term of distinction among the citizens of the United States. And on this 11th day of the 11th month (11 November), Americans come together, of one accord, to remember the service and sacrifices made by American Veterans, and their families, in defending the United States – our liberty and all that is sacred to Americans. As a Veteran, I have experienced the separations from family, the physical dangers of combat, the unparalleled feeling of comradery, and the sadness bearing witness to those comrades who fell while serving their country or suffered physical and emotional wounds. It was my honor to serve my Nation.
The Korea Defense Veterans Association would like to particularly thank over 1.7 million Veterans who fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. And, also the over 3.3 million Korean Defense Veterans who defended South Korea and American interests in Korea from 1953 up to the present-day Service Members who continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, in alliance with warriors of South Korea. To all of those Veterans, the KDVA renders a respectful salute expressing our gratitude to each.
As we remember our Veterans and their Families, please use this day as a reminder to support the Veterans in your communities, to welcome home the Vietnam generation of Veterans, and to thank a Veteran when you encounter one. You might also consider visiting a memorial dedicated to Korean War Veterans by using this KDVA link https://kdva.vet/korean-war-memorials/. And for you, Korea Defense Veterans, who have not yet joined us in the KDVA – your membership is already paid for by your service in Korea – join us at https://kdva.vet/join-kdva/.
Thank you for enabling KDVA’s mission to support the ROK-U.S. Alliance and our Veterans who fought for this Alliance and continue to defend it.
“Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance”
Vincent K. Brooks
General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chairman and President
Korea Defense Veterans Association
We will discuss the following topics:
We have not set a date yet, but it will be in mid-November. We will announce the date soon.
Please support KDVA by joining KDVA as a member and/or by donating – all at www.KDVA.vet.
The KDVA Interns will have opportunities to learn more about the ROK-U.S. Alliance and its diverse topics, gain invaluable professional experience, develop skills, make professional contacts, and make contributions to the ROK-U.S. Alliance. They will be involved in diverse research and activity projects to include:
We look forward to their efforts “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.”