The Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War mission is seeking recognition for the service of Korean American veterans of the Vietnam War at a federal level, which would allow us to better serve our community through volunteering efforts. We provide advice and assistance to veterans and their families and to provide quality care to aging veterans and their widows.
Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War at a Glance
Korean Veterans of the Vietnam War served honorably throughout the conflict, fighting courageously alongside the United States Armed Forces and often making the ultimate sacrifice, with many later becoming United States Citizens.
Soldiers from the Republic of Korea were sent to the Vietnam War to support the United States Armed Forces and the cause of freedom at the request of the United States.
325,517 Korean soldiers served in Vietnam from 1964 until the last soldier left Saigon (now, Ho Chi Minh City) on March 23, 1973, making Korean soldiers the second largest contingent of troops sent by allies of the United States.
5099 Korean soldiers were killed and 10,962 Korean soldiers were injured, many in defense of United States friends and allies.
There is approximately about 3,000 Korean American who served in the Vietnam War currently living in the United State. Their geographic distributions in the United States are as following:
NY-NJ = 650, Washington D.C.-- MD = 600, CA – LA = 700, North West America =650, PA – NE of American = 400
IRS: Section 501 © (3) 81-54448705 Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War Incorporation (KAVV) the ability to register as a war veteran at a federal level would allow us to volunteer and help our community.
What we do
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
The Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War mission is to provide advice and assistance to veterans and their families and to provide quality care to aging veterans and their widows, especially to those of solitary life veterans, war widow, bereaved family. Help and assist Minority race (special interests), and assist permanent residence to receive the right of citizenship and later exercise one's voting power.
"They fought together as brothers-in-arms. They died together and now they sleep side by side to them. We have a solemn obligation -
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Senior Advisor: MG(h) Joe Potter, USNDC (retired)
President: Dong Han (Augustine) Ha
Director: Too sung Kim, Ki Joong Kang
Vice President: Young Shin Kang
Secretary-General: Jae Hyun Song
Officer: Sam Bung Chun
Officer: Joo Moon Kim
Officer: Sang Wook Choi