ATTEMPTED ELECTION FRAUD NOTICE
Many have commented on the lack of civility and truthfulness evident in the actions of a few of our
members in the current election. While it is clear that election reforms are necessary, and ought to be
proposed, the current Bylaws of the KWVA, IRS Regulations pertaining to 501 organizations, and state and
federal laws must also be obeyed.
There have been a number of mailings by individuals highly critical of the KWVA, and recently one
critical of our troops in Korea today defending what we bought in blood. Some of the most flagrant assaults
on common sense and decency are highly inflammatory and with a focus on causing virtual excitements to do
violence to the organization and its programs.
By and large, such reckless behavior normally is off-limits in any organization as a matter of civil
discourse, with adequate protections in place to handle such breaches of civility and good conduct.
However, within the past ten days federal postal laws may have been violated - a very serious matter.
Therefore, this matter has been reported to US Postal authorities and is being investigated by them as well
as by the appropriate agency of this organization.
The most serious suspected violation is the posting in the US mail of letters carrying the return address
of this organization which were not sent by or authorized by this organization—thereby seeking to mislead
and defraud. The letter which was returned to the Headquarters address by the mail service because the
addressee had died contained defamatory material seeking to slander the organization and its leadership. The
document was a signed two sided tract from one "John Kronenberger, LR17020, Imjin Chapter, Southern
At no time was Mr. Kronenberger or any other person authorized by any official of the KWVA to distribute
material labeled to be from the "KWVA, 163 Deer Brook Trail, Pineville, LA 71360." This action is being
investigated by Postal authorities.
A second series of violations, separate from that outlined above, consist of a series of email and
letters asserting to be from the official KWVA Nominations & Election Committee and thus official
communications; thus, intent to deceive/defraud. The false recommendations of the documents correspond to
the same recommendations as the letter being investigated by Postal authorities.
I urge everyone to seriously reflect upon the implications of these violations of our Bylaws, common
sense, tests of truthfulness, and postal laws as they consider casting their votes in a responsible manner.
I can guarantee that NO member of the present administration has been involved in such activities in the
current election OR in the months since we were elected in 2004.
Thank you, for the good of the Order.
Louis T. Dechert
National President, KWVA/US