The Korean War Ex-POW Association was formed in 1976 as a non-profit organization. We are the only association dedicated to representing all Korean War Ex-POWs from the United Nations who joined in the war. The association was formed to to provide fellowship and support, assist fellow veterans and spouses with veterans issues, and to educate the public by bringing as much attention and honor to the Korean War POWs. We also ensure that those still Missing in Action are not forgotten and to honor those who died in Prisoner of War camps in North Korea.
The Korean War Ex-POW Association currently holds one reunion each year. The Hawaii mini-reunion in April, which is organized by Nick had its last reunion in 2009, and the annual reunion which is held in a different city each year at the end of July or beginning of August — which coincides with the dates of release from camps.
Thanks to a friend who attends our reunions and gathers recollections from the POWs. He then takes those recollections and combines them into a narrative which helps them with the recovery of those that still remain in Korea. Many of these reports are from him and give us some insight into what the POWs endured.