Welcome all who served America so gallantly during the Korean War...
Two years ago, June 24th was proclaimed in the Congressional Record as "Navy Nurses of the Korean War Day ". Official recognition was given to all U.S. Navy Nurses and Corpsmen who served this country during the Korean War.
Their unsung efforts were so eloquently written about by CDR Francis Omori, USN in her book "Quiet Heroes Navy Nurses of the Korean War 1950-1953 Far East Command ". This moving tribute was debuted at the first reunion luncheon held in 2000.
Organized by one of the "Quiet Heroes" nurses, Marilyn Ewing Affleck, along with help from Gunnery Sergeant Gig Garrison USMC (Ret) and CDR Frances Omori,USN, this reunion was held to remember and honor these Navy Nurses and Corpsmen. To learn about "Quiet Heroes" and view highlights of this joyful reunion, please click here. You can view highlights of the 2001 reunion by clicking here.
This year on June 22, 2002 a third reunion luncheon was held once again to remember and honor the Navy Nurses and Corpsmen who gave comfort and hope to the young Marines fighting in the Korean War. As in the past, it was held at The Clubs of Quantico, Marine Corps Base, Quantico Virginia.
Although slightly smaller in size this year, it was no less significant in importance to those nurses, corpsmen, family members and friends who attended.
After signing the "guest book" one could view many informative displays, share treasured memories via photo albums or just swap stories with friends.
Old friends were reunited,new ones made.
Meeting the nurses & corpsmen, face to face, and hearing about each of their unique experiences was definitely a highlight for many who attended.
And... you could have them sign their photo in your copy of "Quiet Heroes".
All of this proved to be a great learning experience for the younger generation. So that they may know of the valuable contribution made by these nurses & corpsmen and remember them always !
Of course posing for the "Nurse Paparazzi" has become a tradition at these reunions.
There was plenty of Korean War memorabilia to view and collect too.
So after a bit of socializing it was time to sit down to a wonderful lunch, prepared by the expert staff of The Clubs of Quantico.
Please click here to continue coverage of this year's reunion...
©2002 Chip Feise Location Photography All Rights Reserved Additional photography ©2002 David Litvin/API
visitors who will always remember your courageous service during difficult times. We thank you!