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Maj.Curley Knepp, USA, Ret. is working for the USAF in Korea. He was present as well as participated in the dedication of the USAF Memorial to the first 6 men KIA in Korea at the start of the war. This dedication was held at Osan AB, Korea in the latter part of June 2000. Some photos of the dedication are on this page.

The following personnel were in attendance.

LT.GEN Charles R.Heflebower, Was the principal speaker. Gen Heflebower is the 7th AF Commander as well as Commander of the Air Component Command.

LT.GEN Kim, Deputy Commander of the Air Component Command.

MAJ GEN Robert Dieker, Former commander 51st Fighter Wing.

COL.Lewis Millett Sr. USA,Ret. Col Millett was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions on Hill 180 which is located on Osan AB.

MG Jeffrey Kohler, Vice Commander 7th AF,Kunsan,AB.


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LT GEN Charles R. Heflebower, Principal speaker.

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Col Lewis Millett, USA, Ret. Awarded MOH

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Left to right: MG Robert Dieker, Lewis Millett Jr., Col Lewis Millett Sr., USA,Ret, LTGEN Charles R.Heflebower, Mrs Colleen Kohler, MG Jeffrey Kohler, LT GEN Kim.

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USAF Memorial at Osan AB,Korea

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Maj Curley Knepp, USA,Ret---Lt Gen Charles R.Heflebower.

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Maj Curley Knepp,USA,Ret-----Lt Gen Charles R.Heflebower.

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Bugler playing Taps at the Memorial.

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Wreaths at the USAF Memorial Dedication.

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Rain or shine, there ia a memorial service at the Task Force Smith Memorial on July 5 every year. Task Force Smith was first organized unit of personnel that engaged the enemy in the early part of the Korean War. The main speaker at this years service was GEN Thomas Swartz. Also speaking was Col Philip Day,USA,Ret. Col Day was a member of Task Force Smith.


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GEN Thomas Swartz

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Col Philip Day,USA,Ret.

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Task Force Smith Memorial

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Task Force Smith Memorial

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Task Force Smith Memorial

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ROK color guard at Task Force Smith Memorial

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ROK color guard with Memorial for Task Force Smith.

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