HAGERSTOWN -- Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association officially came into existence Tuesday.
"I'm here to welcome you into the fraternity," said Robert Banker, a national director of the organization, who attended the ceremony at AMVETS Post 10.
Present for the ceremony were most of the 35 charter members and officers of the new chapter. Absent was chapter President Edward A. Stahl Jr., who is hospitalized in Pennsylvania.
Banker read out the names of the charter members, then read a letter from Louis Dechert, national president of the Korean War Veterans Association, welcoming the new chapter.