Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Briar Hopper: On how to refer veteran of Korean War
Note: the headline was written at CM, not from the Governor's Office and has been changed. It was written as it was to save space to make a one line headline. Did note that the usage Mr. Hagy prefers is not universal. The National Park Service operates the "Korean War Veterans Memorial" in Washington, DC. And television station WPSD in Paducah, said "Korean War Veteran" referring to their Jackson Purchase native sun. We are often taken to task or referring to the fighting as the "Korean War," just because many remember that, when Dean Acheson was Secretary, it was "the Korean Conflict." But Kenneth Scott of Adair County, who was there, said "It was WAR." He's our authority on that subject." Still, we appreciate Mr. Hagy's point made in the interest of more clarity in communications - a goal we share with him.
By Briarhopper/BJ Hagy
This headline, whether it came from the Governor's office or if it was created by someone else (Perhaps by the one's taking credit as shown below, "By Kerri Richardson & Terry Sebastian," is incorrect. Never in a million years should a US military serviceman or servicewoman be referred to as a, "Korean War veteran."
CPL William F. Day is a United States War Veteran. A Korean War Veteran is someone who is a native Korean or someone who has fought or served in the Korean military. CPL Day, to the best of my knowledge is neither Korean, nor was he in the Korean military.
Granted he is a veteran from "The Korean War, or Korean Conflict," as it is more accurately referred to historically, but he is not a Korean, nor a Korean veteran.
If he was a member of my family I would be raising a racket, but many people may not be aware of this difference. As a fellow US military veteran, having served over 20 years myself, I felt it necessary to put someone on notice about this erroneous headline. Please, please have a correction made and extend a word of apology to this honorable veteran's family. It was probably an honest enough error but people need to be educated in some matters, especially matters such as these.
Thank you kindly for your attention to this detail. The headline article was probably published on CM Friday, April 4, 2014
44 Community Dr.
Concord, NH 03303
This story was posted on 2014-04-05 05:41:44
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
Advertisement: Thanks to ColumbiaMagazine.com Special Sponsors.
The Adair County Veterans List is made possible by the following:
The three locally owned Steve McKinney NAPA Auto Parts stores. There's one near you at:
NAPA AUTO PARTS - Columbia.
411 Campbellsville St., Columbia, 270-384-2141
NAPA AUTO PARTS - Campbellsville
1050 New Columbia Road, 270-465-5671
NAPA AUTO PARTS - Russell Springs, KY
2263 Lakeway Drive, 270-866-4787
Bank of Columbia
144 Public Square, Columbia, Kentucky 42728, 270-384-6433
To add become a sponsor of the Veteran's List, please contact ColumbiaMagazine.com using any Contact/Submit button. Be sure to send contact information so we can contact you.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Veterans and Veterans Day:
Adair's Dakota Meyer inducted into KY Veterans Hall of Fame
Letter: Civil War Veteran for Veterans List
DAV Service Officer visit postponed until March 10, 2014
Question still unanswered: 1st Paratrooper from Adair County
Bro. Bill Davenport speaker at AYDC Veterans Day Event
LWC Veterans Appreciation Luncheon is Today, Nov. 12, 2013
There are more than 600 local families represented on Veterans List
Which families have the most members on our Veterans List?
Local Veteran to be laid to rest on Veterans Day
Would like to share Hiroshima photographs
View even more articles in topic Veterans and Veterans Day
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.