Korean War Veterans Being Honored During Concord University Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 15 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu






ATHENS, W.Va. – In honor of Korean War Veteran Recognition Day in West Virginia (July 27) Concord University is hosting a ceremony on Friday, July 25. The brief program will begin at 12 noon in the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point.

The public is invited to the ceremony. All veterans, especially Korean War veterans, are encouraged to attend.

Special guest speaker will be James Booth Kahle. A resident of Bluefield, Va., Mr. Kahle is a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He served in the military from 1951-1972. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation and an E-7.

Mr. Kahle has participated in the U.S. Library of Congress American Folklife Center Veterans History Project.  He also gives presentations about his service to local schools.

Concord University has received national recognition for service to student veterans. Continuing a tradition of providing a veteran-friendly campus environment, Concord was named one of the top institutions for veterans by Military Times EDGE magazine. Concord is ranked third in the nation among four-year colleges in the magazine’s Best for Vets: College 2014 rankings.

U.S. News & World Report honored Concord University in its inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. CU is ranked eleventh in the Regional Colleges South category for 2014.

For more information on the upcoming recognition ceremony, contact Lisa Spencer, veterans coordinator, at veterans@concord.edu or 1-304-384-5339.




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.