Letter to the Editor – September 13th

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Korean War Veterans Association needs your help

There is a national effort afoot to raise funds to have the names of the more than 37,000 Americans killed-in-action (KIA) in the Korean War engraved in a Wall of Remembrance in Washington, D.C.

South Carolina had 551 KIA, and Beaufort had nine, one of which was awarded the Silver Star. Our goal for S.C.’s 551 KIAs is $200,000. We have raised more than $$98,000 thus far. My appeal is for the residents of Beaufort to contribute $3,150 to have the names of Beaufort’s nine KIAs engraved on the wall. We are asking each county to raise the money for their KIAs. It is way past time we honored the heroes that sacrificed their lives in that long ago and forgotten war.

Make checks payable to: KWVA Foothills Chapter #301. In the “for” area write “WOR.” Mail to: KWVA Foothills Chapter #301, PO Box 6903, Greenville, SC 29606. Contact Lewis Vaughn (864) 848-0368 or lvaughn1146@gmail.com. I will be glad to provide any information requested. Donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(19) organization.

Lewis Vaughn, SC State Senator, Ret.
Past National Director (2015 – 2018)
Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)

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