Korean War Veterans
Twain Harte Branch 172

On Thursday, July 2, 2015, the SIR# 172 Twain Harte Branch held a lunch honoring our 20 Korean War Veterans.  Our guest speaker, Congressman Tom McClintock, presented each veteran with a US Congressional Certificate that recognizes their service to the Republic of South Korea and the United States during the Korean War.

Accompanying the Congressman were Igor Birman, Chief of Staff, Rocky Deal, District Chief of Staff and Bryant Milesi, Firld Representative.

All veterans

Korean War Veterans

Top - Jim Beacom, George Brown, Mike Eachus, Sprague Edwards, Gerry Emerson
2nd - Harold Grandos, Fritz Maurer, Carl Nunes, Harry Taylor, Howard Zimmerman
3rd - Roger Cabral, Gil Gillespie, Dick Mannini, Dan Mohn, Roland Patton
Bottom - George Lowder, Neil Selman, Rose Taber (for Lyn Taber), Don Woolridge


Richard Robinson not listed above, was later honored
for his service as a Korean War Era Vet.

There are 10 Korean War “In Country” Veterans who served in the war zone on the Korean peninsula, in the air or on the seas.  In addition to the US Congressional Certificate, the Congressman also presented them with an “Ambassador For Peace” medal issued and authorized by the Republic of South Korea.  The accompanying certificate reaffirms the everlasting gratitude of the Republic of South Korea and its people for the service performed in restoring and preserving their freedom and democracy.

Gene Smith, one of our In Country veterans is recovering from an ailment, couldn’t attend the lunch and ceremony but wanted to be included.  His wife, Diane, drove him to the Elk’s Lodge and Rocky Deal, District Chief of Staff for Congressman McClintock, presented him with his US Congressional Certificate and Ambassador for Peace Medal.

Gene Smith
Gene SmithSmith


Korean War In Country Veterans

Roger Cabral

Gil Gillespie

George Lowder

Dick Mannini

Dan Mohn

Roland Patton

Neil Selman

Lyn Tabor (accepted on his behalf by his widow, Rose Tabor - a veteran herself)

Don Woolridge

In Country Vets and Congressman McClintock
In Country

Korean War Era Vets and the Congressman
Era vets