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Most Recent Update: October 29, 2021*

Stay safe, everyone.  I love you. - Lynnita

The KWE is online throughout 2021 thanks to a web hosting gift that was given in honor of
the Korean War veterans of the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion.

*Updates are generally made on two locations on this page: Latest News and Newest Additions.  Be sure to check both places when you see that an update has been made.

This website was created by Lynnita Brown, founder, Korean War Educator.  Lynnita, who holds Korean War veterans in the highest regard, is solely responsible for the monitoring and posting of all of the contributed and self-generated text that appears on the Korean War Educator.  Technical changes to the website are courtesy of Webmaster Jim Doppelhammer, who also has a strong appreciation for our nation's veterans.  Lynnita can be reached at 111 E. Houghton St., Tuscola, IL 61953; ph. 217-253-4620 (home).  Lynnita's e-mail is lynnita@thekwe.org. Lynnita holds three jobs, so the best time to reach her is at home in the evening.  (She stays up late.)

Thank you to all veterans for
protecting our freedom.

- Lynnita

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Recent Updates:

  • November 06, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • October 29, 2021 - See Latest News
  • October 25, 2021 - See Latest News
  • October 20, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • October 14, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • October 06, 2021 - See Latest News
  • September 29, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • September 14, 2021 - See Latest News
  • September 13, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • September 01, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • August 24, 2021 - See Newest Addition
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  • August 19, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • August 05, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • August 04, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • July 06, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • July 03, 2021 - See Latest News
  • June 10, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • June 01, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • May 30, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • May 28, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • May 27, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • May 16, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • May 06, 2021 - See Latest News
  • May 04, 2021 - See Latest News
  • May 03, 2021 - See Newest Addition
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  • March 30, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • March 23, 2021 - See Latest News
  • March 23, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • March 08, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • February 14, 2021 - See Newest Addition
  • February 05, 2021 - See Latest News
  • January 12, 2021 - See Latest News
  • January 05, 2021 - See Newest Addition

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Latest News:

[The following news and commentary is posted with the most recent news at top, followed by older news.  Latest News is written by Lynnita Brown.]

I am pleased to announce that a check in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to the Korean War Educator.  The following news release explains the grant.

"A non-profit organization in Tuscola, Douglas County is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Illinois Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Korean War Educator, a foundation established and operated by Lynnita Aldridge Brown of Tuscola, was one of 254 organizations in 72 Illinois counties to benefit from the grant program.

Noting that some non-profits are often by-passed by traditional funding streams due to size, organizational capacity or geographic location, the IHC offers them an opportunity to apply for general operating funds. According to Brown, the grant to the Korean War Educator (KWE) will be used to transcribe memoirs of Korean War veterans, generate new topics pages for the KWE website at www.thekwe.org, and provide funds for various general operating expenses associated with those two objectives.

Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement.

The Korean War Educator is one of the largest all-Korean War websites in the world, receiving over a million visitors per year. The KWE provides general and specific information about the Korean War, including an array of veterans’ memoirs, casualty data, award citations for heroic action in Korea, branch accounts, minority involvement, and much, much more. A new Topics page about African-Americans in the Korean War is near completion. Sponsored by Sheila Kronenberger of Southern Illinois, the page includes little-known facts about the role of black Americans who fought and participated in the war. The IHC grant will make the site’s new Native American page possible, as well as the transcribing and posting of Illinois-based Korean War veterans memoirs and other topics."

Needless to say, we are thrilled at the award!  Our thanks to the Illinois Humanities Council for understanding our need. [Posted 10/29/2021]


The KWE received a message from Gary Russell, quartermaster for the Rochester, Minnesota Korea Veterans Club.  My daughter noticed his Korean War hat and told him about the Korean War Educator.  Gary wrote: "I have visited your fine website and I thank you for what you do.  We have over a hundred members, but many live in a warmer climate and/or find it hard to get around and stay active. We get about 30 for a breakfast meeting every Monday morning. Sooner or later most old folks come to Rochester for treatment at the Mayo Clinic. This is an open invitation to any K Vet that is in town to join us. We meet at 8:30 a.m. at Grandma's Kitchen on North Broadway.  At that time we occupy a large room (decorated by us with Korean War memorabilia) for our private use.  We treat all visiting K Vets to breakfast, and that includes anyone that is with them.  We do what we can to help visitors get around and feel at home in the area.  There is much more to tell about us, but let this serve as an introduction and invitation to our club and to Rochester, Minnesota. Thank your daughter for 'reaching out.'"  Gary's contact information is Gary Russell, 2716 Century Court NE, Rochester, Minnesota 55906; phone 507-273-8539; e-mail: garyarussell@aol.com.  If any of our readers is in the Rochester area, we hope you take Gary up on his kind invitation! [Posted 10/25/2021]


A great friend of the Korean War Educator, Charles Christie Scott Sr. of West Virginia, died on September 09, 2021.  Since then the KWE has received memorial donations in his name from the following people: Penny Tully, Julia Lee, and Irving Scott.  The total amount of their gifts is $250.00.  In addition to these donations, a cash gift of $20 was sent to the KWE.  I cannot tell you the name of that giver because his gift arrived the traumatic day that my beloved husband died.  The giver's card was lost during the horrible events of that day.  If someone reading this is that donor, please contact me or the Scott family so I can complete KWE records. [Posted 10/06/2021]


Patricia Miller of the Illinois Heritage Association made a $20 donation to the KWE in memory of my husband Dale Brown this week.  Over $4,000 in donations to me, my church, and other charities have also flooded into my mailbox in memory of Dale.  My gratitude to everyone is immeasurable. [Posted 10/06/2021] 


I'm sad to report that my husband, Dale Holmes Brown Sr., died unexpectedly late this afternoon. He had a massive heart attack in the middle of a medical procedure. - Lynnita[Posted 9/14/2021]


A couple of updates:  We received a $20.00 contribution from long-time supporter Anthony Sobieski.  Every donation helps more than anyone realizes.  I also want you to know that while the KWE webmaster is busy on the graphics for our new African-American page, I've been working on our new Native American page.  If any of our readers know of any Native Americans that served our country during the Korean War, please let us know.  Also, our readers might be interested to know that the Barker brothers (Korean War Project) are publishing a new casualty book.  Now is the time to put your reservation in because there is a limited supply of the books. [Posted 7/03/2021]                                       


We are delighted to tell our readers that a check to the KWE in the amount of $500 arrived from Sheila Kronenberger of Illinois today.  Sheila read that the KWE needs funding for its new African-American page, and promptly stepped forward to help us.  Tomorrow I'll be making a trip to Charleston, Illinois, to turn the entire $500 over to the KWE webmaster so his company can begin the job of adding graphics and links to the new page.  Thank you so much, Sheila.  You are always there when Korean War veterans need help, and you are greatly appreciated. [Posted 5/06/2021]


In updating the KWE's support page, we failed to tell our readers about two contributions that came in to us.  One was a $100 lifetime membership from Jodi Bateman of South Carolina.  The other was a $60 donation (six-year membership) given by Seungyoung Choi of California.  Thank you both for your generous support of the KWE. [Posted 5/04/2021]


To all of our readers out there, the KWE could use some financial support for our new African-American page.  While I can post text, it takes my webmaster's company to post graphics and certain links.  The new page includes information about African-American firsts, notables, 2nd Ranger Company, Montford Marines, Tuskegee airmen who served in Korea, awards, and more.  This page is important, but it will take some financial help from our readers to make it happen. Any help you can give would be appreciated.  [Posted 5/03/2021]


I am currently working on a massive new page for the Korean War Educator about African-American contributions to the Korean War.  If any of our readers knows the names of an African-American soldier or Marine that received a Bronze Star, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, etc., please notify Lynnita@thekwe.org. [Posted 3/23/2021]


If any of our readers know anything about the fighting on Hill 726 (February-March 1951), we refer you to the Topics - Research page of the KWE.  Perhaps you can help Ralph Little with the information he seeks.  [Posted 2/05/2021]


Welcome to the 106th life member of the Korean War Educator--Edward J. Creighton of New York.  Eddie is the son of Korean War veteran Brendan Creighton, a member of Company C, 8th Cavalry Regiment.  Half of the $100 membership fee will be added to the KWE's Endowment Fund and half will be added to the KWE's General Operating Fund.  We thank him for his support and kind words.  Eddie is trying to find out what battle campaign or theatre of operations his father was involved in during the Korean War. [Posted 1/12/2021]


Once again the generous Sheila Kronenberger of Illinois has helped the KWE close out its 2020 year by donating $500 to our foundation.  All of the gift was added to the General Operating fund of the KWE.  We will go into the new year with funds to help this website continue to grow and honor Korean War veterans.  Sheila is the widow of Korean War veteran John Kronenberger, also a good friend of the KWE.  Thank you, Sheila! [Posted 12/11/2020]


Thank you so much to life member Jerome "Bonkers" Bonkowski of Illinois for his donation of $100.00 to the KWE.  The website's General Operating Fund is very, very low, so this gift will be put to good use.  This special Korean War veteran has made several donations to the KWE and we are always, always grateful to him for helping us to continue our educational efforts.  [Posted 11/21/2020]


Repeat visitors might want to know that summers for me are very busy due to the fact that I own and operate a collectibles shop in my small Illinois town.  This is true for the summer of 2020, too.  But I'm still here, and the KWE is still here, too.  Just have patience with me and I'll be back to working longer hours on the Korean War Educator.  (When winter comes, I hole-up out of the cold!) [Posted 9/18/2020]


I'm back online now and continuing on to make the KWE a substantial educational resource for those wanting to know more about the Korean War.  Thanks for waiting for my return. [Posted 7/15/2020]


My computer is doing crazy things so it's off to the repair shop tomorrow.  I'll be off line for a few days, but I'll be back! [Posted 7/05/2020]


The Korean War Educator is pleased to welcome three new members to our foundation.  All daughters of Navy corpsman Joseph H. Connor (who received a Silver Star for his support of the Marines in Korea in 1953), they are: Kathleen M. Connor of New York, Marilyn S. Connor of New York, and Nancy Connor Kotarski of Kentucky.  A tribute to their father is in the works and will soon be available for public viewing.  Thanks to all three of these women for joining our efforts to spread the word about the Korean War and its veterans. [Posted 6/28/2020]


My Korean War veteran husband spent this afternoon in a hospital procedure room dealing with dialysis issues.  It was not the greatest way to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  Nevertheless, as the founder of the Korean War Educator, I want all Korean War veterans and their families to know that I am thinking of you today and every day.  God bless each and every one of you. - Lynnita [Posted 6/25/2020]


Going through a great many (many!) e-mails, I discovered a $100 Paypal gift to the KWE from Gary Morgan of Minnesota.  His donation came in on May 13.  Thank you to this repeat-giver who has supported the Korean War Educator on multiple occasions.  I'm sorry for the delay in seeing the notification.  [Posted 6/01/2020]


Over the last few weeks I have been working on a difficult, but much-needed new Topics page--B-26s in the Korean War.  I work on the page every night.  In recent days I slowed that work down to add death notices about Korean War veterans who have died of coronavirus.  If our readers know of any such veteran death, please notify me. [Posted 5/13/2020]


Our thanks to Fred Fernandez of California for his $25.00 membership in the Korean War Educator.  We don't have many members anymore, so his contribution is special to us. [Posted 4/25/2020]


The KWE is grateful to Irving Scott of Arizona for sending the foundation $100.00.  The money is truly needed.  Thanks, Irving! You are the KWE's 106th life member! [Posted 3/12/2020]


The Outpost Harry Survivors Association has sent the KWE a "news flash".  "Forgotten Battles and Units of the Forgotten War" is a Korean War historical seminar hosted by Outpost International, Society of the 3d Infantry Division; the Army Historical Foundation, and the ROK Defense Attaché's Office in Washington, DC. The event will be held in the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, Virginia and the Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery on 16-18 April 2020. [Posted 3/01/2020]


The year 2019 ended for the KWE with a gift of $500 from Sheila Kronenberger of Illinois.  The gift made it possible for the KWE to pay $200 for the renewal of the Foundation's various Internet URLs.  Years ago we purchased all variations of the KWE (such as .org, .net, etc.) in order to keep the integrity of our website secure.  Sheila's check was made out to Lynnita with the understanding that the funds should be used for either the website. the Browns' personal needs, or a combination of both.  Another $200 was used to pay on the Browns' high winter electricity bill.  (No electricity, no computer to operate the KWE!)  Thanks to Sheila for her continued support of not just the KWE, but also Dale and Lynnita.  Dale takes kidney dialysis treatments three hours three days a week.  Lynnita holds three jobs and is Dale's "right-hand woman".  (Actually, Dale's left-handed woman!) [Posted 1/06/2020]


It has come to our attention that quite a lot of Korean War history is being lost needlessly because one particular aspect of the many unique opportunities available to veterans through the Korean War Educator is little known.  The KWE exists to educate the public about the Korean War--at no cost to Korean War veterans.  Here is what is happening that doesn't need to happen:

Individual Korean War veterans and Korean War veteran reunion groups often have small, medium and large websites on the Internet.  Unfortunately, as the veterans age and financial resources to stay online dry up, these informative websites are being pulled off the Internet one by one and the history found on them is being lost forever.

Please spread the word that the Korean War Educator's "Topics" page can absorb these increasingly-disappearing websites at no cost.  All you have to do is turn the text and photographs over to the KWE for permanent posting on the Korean War Educator.  Naturally, a little money to help make the transaction would always be welcome, but it is most certainly not mandatory.  The KWE is a free service to Korean War veterans and always will be--no strings attached.  How does one move a Korean War-related website over to the KWE?  Simple.  Contact Lynnita! [Posted 8/29/2010]


Do you have a short story about Korea?  Send it our way!  We have recently opened a short story section on the KWE's Memoirs page.  Lynnita's e-mail address is lynnita@thekwe.org.  Her U.S. mail is Lynnita Brown, 111 E. Houghton St., Tuscola, IL 61953.  Be sure to include a picture of yourself to go along with the story.  Sending more than one picture is okay, too.  [Posted 2/16/08]

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Newest Additions to the KWE

  • The full-length memoir of Robert Lee Extrom is now live on the KWE.  Robert was a radio operator in the 1st Marine Division's Howe Company in Korea 1950-51.  He participated in the Inchon landing, liberation of Seoul, Chosin Reservoir campaign, and the spring guerilla hunt.  [Posted 11/06/2021]

  • Added to the KWE early this morning were the Silver Star citations for 3rd Infantry Division veterans 1Lt William H. Butts and Corporal Raymond E. Phillips.  Both were posthumous awards. [Posted 10/20/21]

  • The short memoir of Jesse D. Downs was activated on the KWE tonight.  Jesse was an engineer with the 171st Evacuation Hospital in Korea 1951-1952. [Posted 10/14/2021]

  • Courtesy of Arthur Wilson, the KWE posted the Distinguished Unit Citation for Battery A, 424th FAB, on our unit awards page; [Posted 9/29/2021]

  • Added to the KWE's American Notables page are John T. Melick Jr., (pianist, bandleader and arranger) and James Andrew MacGeorge (voice actor, puppeteer, stand-up comedian). [Posted 09/13/2021]

  • Over the last several evenings I have posted biography information about the 44 souls who were fatalities when a C-119 crashed near Seoul on November 14, 1952.  May they always be remembered. [Posted 9/01/2021]

  • New on the KWE tonight is our Coast Guard page.  To see the chronology of Coast Guard activities, aircraft accidents, fatalities, Gold Lifesaving Medal recipients and more, visit Topics - Coast Guard on the KWE. [Posted 8/24/2021]

  • Another notable Korean War Veteran was added to the American Notables page of the KWE this afternoon.  He is the late Dr. Jay Benoir Weidler, the civil engineer who designed, fabricated and installed the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. [Posted 8/24/2021]

  • Added to the KWE tonight was the name of an American Notable that served in the military during the Korean War.  Actor Nick Adams (Mister Roberts, Rebel without a Cause, and The Rebel) served in the US Coast Guard from 1952 to 1954. [Posted 8/19/2021]

  • Almost every night I add more information to the Women in Korea page of the KWE. [Posted 8/05/2021]

  • Added to the American Notables page of the KWE tonight are the following Korean War veterans: James H. Billington (Librarian of Congress), Miguel Encinias (historian and author specializing in New Mexico's history), J.L. Holloway III (established the Navy's Nuclear Powered Carrier Program at the Pentagon;), Jimmie Kanaya (executive officer of the Medical Training Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas), Fredrick Wallace (VA counselor of Vietnam veterans), and William P. Hunt Jr. (Prior to being KIA in Korea, he was Assistant Professor of Military Science at the Citadel and the Infantry School at Ft. Benning 1947-50). [Posted 8/05/2021]

  • Very few females lost their lives while in service to their country during the Korean War.  However, the KWE discovered a nurse who lost her life in an airplane crash in Alaska on September 4, 1951.  She and her husband were passengers in a civilian-owned Cessna when it crashed in a suburb of Anchorage.  The information about Capt. Clara "Sully" Sullivan Drake is now visible on the KWE in two locations: Women in the Korean War and Airplane Crashes - Cessna.  [Posted 8/04/2021]

  • The Silver Star citation awarded posthumously to Pvt. Stanley Dumpman (1st Cavalry Division) was added to the KWE this afternoon. [Posted 7/06/2021]

  • Added to the KWE this afternoon is a roster of the members of Platoon 168, USMC, Parris Island, October 15, 1948. [Posted 6/10/2021]

  • Tonight I concentrated on adding the Silver Star citations for Air Force recipients.  The names added were: 1Lt. Vincent J. Alessi, TSgt. Robert J. Burns, Capt. Arthur S. Cooper, 1Lt Herbert B. Covell, 1Lt Alan Coville, Capt. John B. Daoust, Col. Leo James Erler, 1Lt. William B. Evans, 1Lt. Joseph H. Ezell, A2C Frank J. Feister, Sgt. John C. Flanagan, 1Lt. William L. Fornes, Col. John G. Foster, Maj. Vermont Garrison (2nd award), SFC Jack E. Gauldin, Lt. Col. Clifford C. Gould, Maj. Mervin L. Henry, Col. William Weeks Ingenhutt (2nd award), Capt. James Jabara, Capt. Anthony J. Katauski, 1Lt. Jacob Kratt Jr., 1Lt. Ernest L. MacQuarrie, Capt. Willard G. Mattson, Capt. Frank J. McCabe, 1Lt. Charles E. Phelps, 1Lt. Leonard N. Rummel, 1Lt. James L. Savage, 1Lt. Jack E. Shepard, 1Lt. Clarence Virgil Slack Jr. (posthumous), Col. Stanton T. Smith, Maj. Eugene P. Sonnenberg, 1Lt. Wayne Upell Jr., Maj. Paul C. Vanderhoek, 1Lt. Jay H. Williams, Capt. Russell G. Winegar, 1Lt. Franklyn C. Winter, and Capt. Charles F. Wright.  Our readers can find these names on the KWE's Silver Star page. [Posted 6/01/2021]

  • Courtesy of researcher/historian Dan Cashin of Havertown, Pennsylvania, a new listing of merchant marines who were casualties of the Korean War was added to the KWE tonight.  God bless these fallen heroes. [Posted 5/30/2021]

  • The Silver Star citations for the following heroes were added to the KWE tonight: Rizalito Abanto (2ID), John Henry Chiles (X Corps), Thomas K. Craig (2ID), Laurence Corcoran (25ID), Gilbert Joseph Check (25ID - 2 awards); John Garnett Coughlin (2ID), and William Doran Clark (2ID - 2 awards). [Posted 5/28/2021]

  • The Distinguished Flying Cross citation for Airman First Class Angelo Menna was added to the KWE tonight, courtesy of his daughter Karen Menna. [Posted 5/27/2021]

  • The Silver Star citations for Capt. William A. McClain (1CAV), Capt. Freeling Woodrow Bellamy (2ID) (posthumous) and Pfc. Leonard G. Smith (2ID) (posthumous) were added to the KWE tonight.  Also added was information about the second and third Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal awarded to 1Lt. Dennis J. Whelan. [Posted 5/16/2021]

  • Silver Star citations for SFC Arthur Amsden and Sgt. Alfred J. Kearns were added to the KWE tonight.  Both 3rd Infantry Division veterans were involved in field artillery action on 28-29, 1950 at Sachang-ni.  The citations were sent by Edward McComiskey, and we appreciate his efforts to honor these noble men. [Posted 5/03/2021]

  • The names (not the citations) of 44 Bronze Star recipients were added to the Bronze Star pages of the KWE tonight. The names (not the citations) of seven Air Medal recipients were added to the Air Medal page of the KWE tonight.  Also, the names (not the citations) of eight Silver Star recipients, the names (not the citations) of two Distinguished Flying Cross recipients and the name (not the citation) of one Distinguished Service Cross recipient were added to the KWE tonight.  [Posted 3/30/2021)

  • Added to the KWE tonight were citations of veterans of the 25th Infantry Division who received Bronze and Silver Stars.  They include: Silver - James E. Wilkins, Eli Lopez and John W. Snyder.  Bronze - Jack A. Storey, John W. Snyder, Charlie Banks, Theodore L. Allen, Steven B. Mayo, Wendell P. Barge, and George Armstead.  [Posted 3/23/2021]

  • The Silver Star citation of Frank E. Munoz, 2nd Infantry Division, was added to the KWE tonight. [Posted 3/08/2021]

  • In 2014, then President Barack Obama awarded posthumous Medals of Honor to Korean War veterans: Cpl. Joe Baldonado, Cpl. Victor Espinoza, Sgt. 1C Eduardo Gomez, Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz, MSgt. Mike C. Pena, Sgt. Jack Weinstein, Sgt. Juan E. Negron, and Pvt. Demensio Rivera.  Tonight the KWE added the MOH citations of these now-deceased men of bravery.  [Posted 2/14/2021]

  • Thanks to DMZ veteran Gary C. Gable, added to the KWE tonight is expanded information on the DMZ - Serious Incidents page. Although the list is incomplete, the second section of this page now includes "Deadly 1968"--a year in which there was increased dangerous enemy activities in the DMZ.  Gary Gable was a member of Company C, 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, when one of five patrols came under fire from North Koreans.  He provided his personal account of what happened on April 20, 1968. To add information to this page, contact Lynnita.  [Posted 1/05/2021]


Officials of a past administration of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. telephoned the KWE's largest funding source to date to request that it not support the Korean War Educator.  (Korean War veterans everywhere should be outraged at the KWVA's maltreatment of the KWE.) Subsequent KWVA administrations have done nothing about this injustice.  As a result, that funding source is no longer available to the KWE.  Until the Korean War Educator receives another grant, your financial support is needed to help keep the Korean War Educator going. Please join as a member, because your dues money is what keeps this site going. You are always welcome to e-mail me at lynnita@thekwe.org or call me (217-253-4620 at home or 217-253-5171 Thursday-Saturday at my store) Illinois time if you have comments, concerns, questions, or suggestions. [Posted 2004]


As always, Korean War veterans and their families throughout the world are invited to participate in the educating of the general public about the Korean War by sending information, memoirs, photos, and more to the Korean War Educator. - Lynnita Jean Brown

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A Team Effort

The Korean War Educator is a team effort between Lynnita Brown of Tuscola, Illinois, as well as Korean War veterans and their families worldwide.  Lynnita is directly involved with the daily updates visitors see on the KWE.  All text appearing on the Korean War Educator is either generated by or routed through Lynnita.  Webmaster Jim Doppelhammer handles the technical aspects and makes improvements to the Korean War Educator website.  If you find a technical glitch anywhere on the site, be sure to contact Jim at webmaster@koreanwar-educator.org.  If you find text errors on the site or want to add material to it, be sure to contact Lynnita at lynnita@thekwe.org.  We'll see what we can do to fix them.  If our KWE visitors see typographical and/or grammatical mistakes, Lynnita encourages those who discover them to contact her.  There is no such thing as an error "too small" to be corrected.

Lynnita can be reached by phone at 217-253-5171 (her store) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (and generally on Monday-Wednesday from May to December, too--but not always!).  Her home phone number in Illinois is 217-253-4620 (she rises early and stays up late).  Feel free to reach Lynnita is at her home number if you can't catch her at her store.  If she is not home, your call will be picked up by an answering machine or her husband, Dale.  Please feel free to leave a message.  She will call you back--probably the same day or evening.  Her e-mail address is lynnita@thekwe.org.

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KWE Progress Report

Site Statistics:

  • As of April 17, 2011, the KWE has had 192,390 since January 1, 2011.
  • A review of the Year 2010 traffic statistics for the Korean War Educator shows that 681,927 visitors stopped by to view the Korean War Educator from January 1 through December 31, 2010.
  • The Korean War Educator had 810,676 visitors in the year 2008.  As the site continues to grow, so will the number of visitors.  As an example of the KWE's fantastic growth rate, just think.  In the year 2004 the KWE had only 24,152 visitors!  The majority of visitors to the KWE website were from the United States, with visitors from the United Kingdom second and visitors from China third.
  • As of January 7, 2008, the KWE had 141,459 page views per month and an average of 2,000 visitors per day. The KWE website contains 5,645 files (748,966 KB).  It has 3,364 photographs.  There are 21,404 hyperlinks.
  • Due to a change of web hosts, we only have January and February and the December statistics from 2007, showing approximately 27,500 visitors per month in January/February and 30,000 visitors in December.
  • From 1/1/06-12/31/06, the KWE had 183,640 unique visitors (again, many came back to view the site over and over again, but they were only counted once) who viewed 1,132,528 of its pages.
  • From 1/1/05-12/31/05, the KWE had 222,072 unique visitors (many came back to view the site over and over again, but they were only counted once) who viewed 775,446 of its pages.

The Korean War Educator started to offer memberships at the end of September 2003. For the very first time, the Korean War Educator was able to use the General Membership dues ($10.00 annually) to establish a general operating fund that has enabled Lynnita to pay for her monthly internet connection, as well as incidentals such as reams of copy paper, ink cartridges, postage, etc., without taking it from her own pocket. Not only that, the Korean War Educator established an Endowment Fund to keep the Foundation going long after those of us living today have passed on. With an initial deposit of $50.00 (one half of the cost of Life Membership dues going into the Endowment) that special reserve fund has now jumped to $2,135.53, thanks to the most recent donations to it from the KWE's new life members Tom Cearlock and Carl Galey of Illinois.  Our goal is to build up the principal in the account so that the annual interest will pay for each year's web hosting fees.  You can find the roster of Korean War Educator members on the KWE’s "Support" section at the top of all main pages. We are hoping that many more of our visitors will come aboard to help this great Korean War website become even greater. All funds go to support the Korean War Educator Foundation. No salary money is expended.  Most of the KWE's limited funds are expended for internet/website expenses and printer ink.

It would be great if some of our regular visitors would support this important website by sponsoring a year of hosting (or more).  Contact Lynnita at lynnita@thekwe.org about this possibility if you think you would like to sponsor a year's worth of KWE.  The list of website sponsors to date is listed on the Support page of the KWE..

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In Remembrance of Julian

It is with great sorrow that I inform Korean War veterans and our other site visitors about the death of Julian "Buck" Blagg, original webmaster of the Korean War Educator website and a fine Marine. He died of lung cancer at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the age of 66. Julian was my dear friend, and I miss him. He helped me give the world the Korean War Educator.

     - Lynnita Brown, Founder, KWE


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