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					                  KWVets Chapter 138 Newsletter for October 2011


The KWvets Chapter138 web site

The Korean Chapter 138 Web site has been up since abut June of this year and I am
looking for comments and suggestions. Once you bring it up click on the newsletter
button and you have access to the last 12 newsletters. You can open the newsletter
with Microsoft Word and print it on your printer. Let Robert Britt know and save the
chapter the copying and mailing cost

You may access the web site by two methods. Using your search window on your browser. (The
browser may be the Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Google or whatever you use when your
computer powers up). In your Browser Search window type Korean War Vets 138 and the link to
our website will appear. On your screen. Just left click on the link to our site.

The second way to get there is to use the Browser’s URL or what I call our web site address
and type in the URL window .- Frank Thomas


    Starting with the November 2nd, Chapter Meeting, I shall be collecting the Year 2012 renewal
dues from all members in KWVA Chapter 138. Although dues are due thru December 31 2011,
I will start early to beat the rush. Dues are $15.00 and I am collecting the CHAPTER DUES
ONLY. Please plan to have your check available to mail or bring your cash or check to the Nov.
meeting. We will discuss the December meeting in November so please plan to attend. The
date of the Christmas Party has been changed, but our president will enlighten as to the new
time and place. Please get your dues in early and Thank You. Bob Britt, Treasurer.


   As you know, we all should be on the National Rolls membership list therefore; their DUES
are set at $25.00 per year. You will be notified by National Headquarters via a YELLOW card
requesting your dues be sent directly to the address as shown on this yellow card. Do not send
them to me or to Chapter. The date of your application to National is your renewal date and the
funds are not collected by the Chapters. So, when you receive your YELLOW CARD SEND
FUNDS DIRECTLY TO NATIONAL. This place where your GRAYBEARDS magazine comes
from. This is for your Information only. Any questions you can contact Robert Britt, 330 633-
2738 or 330 524-1141. Have a great Holiday Season. Bob Britt, treasurer

Korean War Vets Minutes for Chapter 138 October 5, 2011

The October 5, 2011, meeting of KWVA Chapter 138 was called to order by President Cool at
7:30 PM. The members saluted the American Flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chaplain John Galloway gave the opening Prayer and presented the POW Flag. There were 21
members, five Ladies and one guest present. A roll call of officers showed all present with the
exception of Second Vice President Carl Thornton, Trustee Donald Booth and Executive Board
member William Niebuhr.

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Korean War Vets Minutes for Chapter 138 October 5, 2011

   A. President - Sonny Cool
      1. Guest
         a. President Cool introduced Victoria Hudak, daughter of Mark Hudak and grand daughter
            of Elaine and Richard Hudak.
      2. Sick Call
         a. Don Booth
         b Don George
         c. Bill Niebuhr
      3. Christmas Party
         a. The VFW House Committee advised that the pavilion would be closed during the
            Months of November and December; therefore, will not be available for the KWVA
            December Christmas Party and the Christmas Party may be canceled.
         b. The main VFW Hall is already booked and is not available.
         c. President Cool is to meet with the VFW House Committee on October 11, 2011,
            and the closure may be changed.
         d. Ed Rose suggested holding the Christmas Party at a different location.
            1) Lawrence Doyle suggested that location be discussed at the November
      4. KWVA monument in Washington D.C.
         a. Cost to clean the monument is $500,000.00 twice a year.
         b. Col. Bill Weber has suggested that KW Veterans donate ten cents per day
            for maintenance.
         c. Kenneth White suggested sending a check to be used for maintenance. No
            action taken
         d .Also, Col. Weber wants to add a glass wall with names of KIA's and WIA's.
      5. State Meeting, October 22, 2011.
         a. First Vice President John Stiles to attend. President Cool will not be available.
         b. There is no American Flag in the State Meeting Room and President Cool has
            volunteered to furnish a flag. It will be delivered by John Stiles at the
            October meeting.
      6. Laura Dunlap was named Veteran of the Year 2011, for Summit County.
   B. First Vice President - John Stiles
      1. Nothing
   C. Second Vice President Carl Thornton
      1. Nothing
   D. Treasurer - Robert Britt
      1. Balance on September 1, 2011, was $3,491.62
         a. Deposits - $95.00
         b. Expenditures - 460.40
      2. Balance on September 30, 2011, was $3,126.22.
      3. Motion by Lawrence Doyle to accept the Treasurer's Report, Second by
         Wayne Vetters
         a. Passed by voice vote of the members.
   E. Secretary - Carl Canon
      1. Nothing.
   F. Quartermaster - Harvey Thorla
      1. Nothing
   G. Historian - Don George
      1. Not Present -sick

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Korean War Vets Minutes for Chapter 138 October 5, 2011

    A. Victoria Hudak - Norton High School
       1. Norton High School is putting on a production of MASH.
          a. Play will run from Thursday November 3, 2011 through Saturday
             November 5, 2011.
       2. Victoria was selling raffle tickets for a Patriotic Quilt
          a. Quilt to be raffled off on last day of play November 5, 2011.
       3. Loren Bean suggested the possibility of showing Don George's exhibit at
          the play.
          a. No action taken.
    A. Stand Down - September 11, 2011.
       1. Carol Camp reported that over 300 Veterans attended the Stand Down.
       2. Donations for the Stand Down totaled $109,000.00
       3. KWVA Table
          a.Over 209 Veterans visited the KWVA Table
          B. Donations from the KWVA were $825.00
    A. Lawrence Doyle suggested that all correspondence be on KWVA Letter Head.
       1. This is being done for any letters being sent out by Secretary Canon.
    B. News Letter- Robert Britt
       1. Anybody wanting to include an item on the News Letter, see Bob Britt.

Being no further business President Cool asked the members to salute the American Flag and for
Chaplain John Glow to give the closing Prayer.
The meeting was adjourned by President Cool at 8:17 PM.

Again, thanks to the Ladies attending the meeting for the refreshments served at the conclusion of the

Respectfully submitted,

Carl Canon

Wake Up America

Let’s see if I have his correct
If you cross the North Korean Border Illegally, you can go to Jail for 12 years
If you cross the Iranian Border Illegally, you can go to Jail 12 years at Hard labor
If you cross the Afghan Border illegally, you may get shot
If you cross the Saudi Arabian Boarder Illegally, you will be jailed
If you cross the China Boarder Illegally, You may never be heard from again
If you cross the Venezuelan Border Illegally, you may be branded a spy
If you cross into Cuba Illegally, you will be political prisoner
If you cross into the US Illegally, you will be rewarded with the following

    1. A driver’s license
    2. Social Security Card

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Wake Up America (cont.)

   3. Welfare stamps
   4. Credit cards
   5. Subsidized Rent
   6. Free Education
   7. Free Health Care
   8. A Lobbyist in Washington D.C.
   9. The right to protest carrying your country’s flag
   IT’s Time to wake up America the land of the tax payers


1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.
2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)
   than Target sells all year.
4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-
   Mart combined.
5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private
    employer, and most speak English.
6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.
7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in
   mind they did this in only fifteen years.
8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super
   Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.
11.This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-
    Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)
12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work
for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the

To The President of the United States all 535 voting members of Congress
It is now official that the majority of you are inapt:
a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to
     get it right and it is broke.
b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it
     right and it is broke.
c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right
    and it is broke.
d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right;

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Wal-Mart (cont.)
d. $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only
   want more..
e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and
    they are broke.
f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right
    and it is broke.
g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It
     has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more
     oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

We have FAILED in every "government sector" and are overspending our tax dollars.

Folks, have we lost our minds to "Political Correctness" ??
What is wrong with all the people that run this country?
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, and Homeless

In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile, and Turkey .. And now Pakistan
......previous home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!. We have just signed a
FREE Trade Bill with South Korea, Columbia and Panama

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our
government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food
to Foreign Countries!
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave us the same support they give to other
countries. Sad isn't it?


Fred works hard at the office but spends two nights each week bowling, and plays golf every
Saturday. His wife thinks he's pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a
local strip club.
The doorman at the club greets them and says,""Hey, Fred! How ya doin?" His wife is puzzled
and asks if he's been to this club before."Oh no," says Fred. "He's in my bowling league."When
they are seated, a waitress asks Fred if he'd like his usual and brings over a Budweiser. His wife
is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and says, "How did she know that you drink
Budweiser?""I recognize her; she's the waitress from the golf club. I always have A Bud at the
end of the 1st nine, honey."A stripper then comes over to their table, throws her arms around
Fred, Starts to rub herself all over him and says, "Hi Freddie.
Want your usual table dance, big boy?"Fred's wife, now furious, grabs her purse and storms out
of the club. Fred follows and spots her getting into a taxi. Before she can slam the door, he
jumps in beside her.
Fred tries desperately to explain how the stripper must have mistaken him for someone else,
but his wife is having none of it. She is screaming at him at the top of her lungs, calling him
every four letter word in the book. The cabby turns around and says, "Geez Fred, you picked up
a real bitch this time." Fred's funeral will be on Saturday.

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The Power of Women

The power of women! It would be even funnier if it was not to close to the truth.
Oil Change instructions for Women_:
1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.
2) Drink a cup of coffee.
3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave, driving a properly maintained vehicle.*
 The following Money was Spent:
Oil Change:
Coffee: $1.00
Total: $31.00

Oil Change instructions for Men
*1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand
    cleaner and a scented tree, use your debit card for $50.00.
*2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, (debit $20), drive home.*
*3) Open a beer and drink it.*
*4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
*5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car..*
*6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.*
*7) Place drain pan under engine.*
*8) Look for 9/16" box wrench.*
*9) Give up and use crescent (adjustable) wrench.*
*10) Unscrew drain plug.*
*11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. *Cuss.*
*12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled
*13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.*
*14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.*
*15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.*
*16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes.
      Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink
      a beer.*
*17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.*
*18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.*
*19) Remember drain plug from step 11.*
*20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.*
*21) Drink beer.*
*22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.*
*23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.*
*24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain
      plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame
      removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame.*
*25) Begin cussing fit.*

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The Power of Women (cont.)

*26)   Throw stupid crescent wrench.*
*27)   Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling Trophy.*
*28)   Drink Beer.*
*29)   Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.*
*30)   Drink Beer.*
*31)   Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.*
*32)   Drink Beer.*
*33)   Lower car from jack stands.*
*34)   Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.*
*35)   Beer.*
*36)   Test drive car.*
*37)   Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.*
*38)   Car gets impounded.*
*39)   Call loving wife, make bail.*
*40)   12 hours later, get car from impound yard.*

*Money spent:**
*Parts: $50.00*
*DUI: $2500.00*
*Impound fee: $75.00*
*Bail: $1500.00*
*Beer: $20.00*
Nothing but satisfaction here as the Job was done right

NAG --- NAG --- NAG

An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last
minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and
As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, ''What time of
night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it.'.
And on and on and on.

Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey
and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks
as he dragged himself up the stairs.

While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's
client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be
hanged tonight.
Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him
the good news.
As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over

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NAG --- NAG --- NAG

naked, drying his legs and feet. 'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.
Her husband whirled around and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN,
DON’T you ever STOP

Never Squat with your Spurs On

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever
known. Some of his sayings are as follows:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men:
     The ones that learn by reading.
     The few who learn by observation.
     The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
     He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull,
     keep your mouth shut.


First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging
        about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look
           this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change
          from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
           Today it's called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when
your’e old

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