KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION 
OF CANADA INC

L'ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES VÉTÉRANS DE LA CORÉE

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Korean War KVA Today

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Roly Soper, President KVA Prairie Region (2000-2003), presents a plaque of appreciation to Jack Shields of Unit #21, for his efforts on behalf of KVA Canada and all Canadian Korean War veterans in obtaining the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal ( Korea ).  The presentation took place at the Unit #21 Honours & Awards dinner, 26 October 2002 .  Jack, then a Member of Parliament, along with the late Bill Kempling, MP, obtained signatures on a petition from all Members of Parliament and the Senate which was then presented to the Governor-General. Approval for the CVSM (K) followed.

 

                                                                                                           photos: R. Soper

This larger than life-size bronze statue depicting 
a Canadian Korean War infantryman in action 
was unveiled on 25 April 2003 
at the Museum of the Regiments, Calgary, Alberta.

At the cenotaph: L  to R: Lee Young-guen, Mayor of Pusan; 
Verna Bruce, Associate Deputy Minister Veterans Affairs Canada; Hon. Rey Pagtakhan, 

Minister of VAC; Mrs. Lee; Maj-Gen. (Retd) Herb Pitts, MC, CD

                                
U.S. visitor Edward Miller, Arlington , VA with Lyle McIvor; Unit 21
                                

From OZ: The head at the far left is Canadian-Australian 
Gerry Steacy, Past President Unit #67. 
8th head from left, 
V. Dey, President KVAA
                                
Left lower corner: John Kolanchey, Padre Unit #21

Photos: Shirley Kolanchey and Sharon McIvor


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