Korean War Veterans chapter is recognized The Major General Lloyd R. Moses Chapter 194 of Eastern South Dakota of the Korean War Veterans Association has been recognized by Gov. Bill Janklow through a proclamation.
"This proclamation was not only given for the recognition of this chapter, but more so, it was to give and pay honor and recognition to a most distinguished and honorable man, officer and commanding general, Major General Lloyd R. Moses, who was a resident of this city and state," said Fred A. Duve Jr., chapter president.
The proclamation honors those who fought in the Korean conflict, both living and dead. It also says, in part:
"Whereas, to commemorate the sacrifice of Americans who suffered in defense of liberty and to recognize the critical role of those who served elsewhere during that oft-ignored Korean War era, an effort to organize a chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association of the United States was formed; and
"Whereas, after many months of many hours and work signing up members of the Korean War, the chapter named after a most honorable and distinguished man of this state, Major General Lloyd R. Moses, Chapter 194 was finally organized and became a reality ?"
The chapter now has 76 members, Duve said. He added that he is proud to have known Moses and suggested the chapter take his name.
"Having known and having been a very close friend to the general for many years ? and knowing the kind and most outgoing public servant and dedicated military officer he had been in his life, I was the one to recommend the chapter bear his name," Duve said. "The general has passed on but his name will live on, not only in a great many lives and the hearts of those many lives he had touched in one way or the other, but also with this Korean War Veterans chapter bearing his distinguished name."