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May 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Military authorities have identified the remains of a Korean War soldier from San Francisco who was missing for more than 56 years, the Department of Defense said Monday. Army Cpl. Pastor Balanon Jr. was assigned to L Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment when he was declared missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950, after fighting in a battle south of Unsan, North Korea. A U.S.
June 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
President Bush broke ground Sunday on what he called a long overdue memorial to America's Korean War veterans, including thousands he said had died "so that the enslaved might be free." "For what you did for stopping totalitarianism, the entire free world still salutes you," Bush said during the Flag Day ceremony on the site near the Lincoln Memorial. Congress authorized the memorial in 1986.
October 11, 1997
Selig Moss, a Korean War veteran and 17-year resident of Ventura County, died Wednesday at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was 66. Born March 22, 1931, in Laurelton, N.Y., Moss moved to Encino in 1948. He was a Navy pilot during the Korean War and was involved in atomic bomb testing. He was a lieutenant when he was honorably discharged in 1959. He moved to Van Nuys in 1960 and to Camarillo in 1980.
U. S. Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) said Friday he plans more hearings into whether the U. S. government covered up evidence that North Korea failed to release hundreds of American prisoners of war. Speaking to a handful of Korean War veterans on POW/MIA Recognition Day, Dornan said American soldiers may still be captive, and he accused a key U. S. agency of failing to investigate. "There is a predisposition . . .
May 15, 2000
Wayne Leland Paschal died Thursday at home in Ventura after a brief illness. He was 67. Paschal was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Ventura. He attended school locally before joining the U.S. Army and serving in the Korean War. He worked for several years for Pacific Bell. Paschal was a member of American Legion Post No. 339 in Ventura.
October 21, 1997
Bernard N. Pavelko, a Korean War veteran who served as Exalted Ruler of Ventura Elks Lodge 1430, died Saturday. He was 65. Pavelko was born April 16, 1932, in Donora, Pa. After serving in the Korean conflict, he became a quality control inspector for Lockheed in Van Nuys. In 1991, Pavelko moved to Ventura, where he became active in American Legion Post 339; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1679, the Oddfellows and the Moose Lodge.
June 4, 1996
To honor the 1.7 million Americans who served during the Korean War, a Koreantown group is organizing a dinner party in Los Angles on June 22, three days before the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of he conflict. "Even after 46 years, we cannot forget the courage and sacrifices made by American soldiers who put their lives on the ine to protect (South) Korea and defend democracy," said Young S. Lee, a Koreatown dentist who is organizing the event.
June 25, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
As international attention focuses on violent clashes in South Korea, a group of American soldiers who fought there more than three decades ago will gather in San Pedro today to announce plans for a Korean War monument overlooking the Pacific. The memorial will honor the 54,246 Americans who died in the Korean War, which began 37 years ago today when North Korea invaded South Korea.
May 26, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a month after a city commission rejected their plans, a group of Korean War veterans say they are willing to change the design of their memorial if they can build it near the Korean Friendship Bell at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro. "The fact of the matter is the site, to us, is more important than the design," said Jack Stites, chairman of the memorial committee. But Stites would not say Thursday how the veterans might alter the most controversial aspect of their proposed monument--a harshly realistic bronze statue that depicts a dozen larger-than-life soldiers fighting off an enemy attack.
May 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. military in South Korea honored 19 soldiers whose remains were recovered in North Korea more than 50 years after the troops were killed in the Korean War. The remains, believed to be those of Americans who fought in the winter of 1950, were obtained during a recent joint U.S.-North Korean recovery operation. The remains were to be transported to Hawaii for identification testing.
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