The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, February 23 in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to welcome Don Palmer, the youngest of 80 engineers at Collins Radio Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who helped design and manufacture all of the Com/Nav/Computer/TV and Data link communications support to all phases of the moon landing and return (including all the ground support tracking radar sites around the earth). Don will be presenting on A Cold War simulated Race to the Moon, July 20, 1969.
Why did Sputnik catch us by surprise in October 1957? Why did we have such a horrible start but yet we won this race – and won it big?
Don will have posters, scale rockets and spacecraft models for display as well as now available pictures of the Soviet Union’s Moon-race rockets and spacecraft. So please come, look and listen as Don Palmer answers these questions and many others!
Thank you to our January speaker, Brigadier General Maxon, and his presentation regarding the Veterans Treatment Courts and how these courts focus on therapy and treatment over punishment when assisting our returning veterans as they reintegrate back in to our communities.
All veterans and their guests are welcome. You can learn more about us on our website at www.kwvacc.org or contact Commander Jay Sanderson at 480-895-2950.
The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea War Service Veterans held their election of officers in December for the 2016 year. KWVA State Commander Gene Spruce was there to perform the ceremony. Congratulations to all officers!
We are looking forward to another great year so please come and join us! We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Friendship Room at Sun Lakes Country Club.
Remember, Freedom is NOT free!