Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.

Korean War and Korea Defense Veterans... A Continuity of Service in the Defense of Freedom
Incorporated June 14, 1985… Chartered by Congress June 30, 2008


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Notification of Death - Former KWVA Official


Notification of Death - Former KWVA Official

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Founder William T. Norris, LC00001, June 20, 1997

Honorary President Raymond G. Davis MOH, MH00008, September 3, 2003

In January 2005, the President of the KWVA established that death notices of present or former National Officers and Directors would be placed on the website for thirty days.

All reports of deaths of members are published in The Graybeards, when reported to the Membership Office, and the Memorial List of those who have departed since the last National Convention are placed on a Memorial List awaiting the next Convention. Well done, honored comrades.

Click HERE to view our "In Memoriam" page of ALL Members that have passed away.

In Memoriam...  Richard 'Dick' Adams, LC00076... December 11, 2017

Former KWVA National President Richard (Dick) Adams reported to his final duty post on December 11th, 2017 after a short illness.

Richard was born on September 4, 1932. He grew up in Porterville, CA. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Was as a Tank Commander in the 24th Division Recon Company. Dick earned two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star of Valor.

Adams was a vital hand in establishing the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D C. As a Congressional Delegate he was instrumental in bringing home MIA remains from North Korea.

In 1953 he met Mary Ann Gordon, to whom he was married for 64 years. He retired from Raisin City Co-Op Cotton Gin after 40 years of service as the Cotton Gin Manager. Those left to cherish his memo- ries are his wife, Mary Ann; son Thomas and wife Nan; son Richard; granddaughter Kristen and husband Rusty Newburry, and granddaughter Kari Griffith and 13 great- grandchildren.

Dick was buried on December 22, 2017 at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, CA. Dick was so proud of all of the continued hard work members of the KWVA continue to do to keep the public informed about the Korean War.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation in his name is invited to do so at Caruthers Veterans Memorial, PO Box 837, Caruthers, CA 93609 or Central Valley Honor Flight, 5260 North Palm Ave. #122 Fresno, CA 93704.

Thanks to Mary Ann Adams,
Caruthers, CA for the above info.


(Posted 2018)

Korean War Veterans Association
PO Box 407
Charleston, IL 61920

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