Appointment of 12 Members of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board

July 20, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board. In addition to being highly decorated Korean War veterans, these individuals bring to this Board a broad representation of the United States military services as well as prominent veterans organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the American Veterans Organization.

Edward R. Borcherdt, Jr., of California. Since 1966 Mr. Borcherdt has been president of Borcherdt & Co., in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Stanford University (A.B., 1953; M.B.A., 1957). Mr. Borcherdt served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1960. He was born July 12, 1930, in Butte, MT. Mr. Borcherdt is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Col. Fred V. Cherry, U.S. Air Force, Ret., of Maryland. Since 1982 Colonel Cherry has been the director of the technical support services at E.H. White and Co., Inc., in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served as Assistant Deputy Director for Personnel for the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Department of Defense, 1976 - 1981. Colonel Cherry attended Virginia Union College, 1947 - 1951, and the National War College, 1973 - 1974. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1951 - 1981. Colonel Cherry was born March 24, 1928, in Suffolk, VA. He is married, has six children, and resides in Silver Spring, MD.

John B. Curcio, of Pennsylvania. Since 1983 Mr. Curcio has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Mack Trucks, Inc., in Allentown, PA. Prior to this he served as president and chief operating officer of Mack Trucks, Inc., 1980 - 1983. Mr. Curcio served in the U.S. Navy, 1951 - 1954, and the U.S. Naval Reserves, 1954 - 1959. He was born May 29, 1934, in Hazleton, PA. Mr. Curcio is married, has three children, and resides in Allentown, PA.

Gen. Raymond G. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret., of Georgia. General Davis was on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1938 to March 1972. The last position he held was Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, which is a Presidential appointment. General Davis was born January 13, 1915, in Fitzgerald, GA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Stockbridge, GA.

Thomas G. Dehne, of Kentucky. Since 1971 Mr. Dehne has served as assistant national adjutant for Disabled American Veterans in Cold Spring, KY. Prior to this he served as comptroller for Disabled American Veterans, 1963 - 1971. Mr. Dehne graduated from Xavier University (B.S., B.A., 1956). He was born September 2, 1932, in Newport, KY. Mr. Dehne is married, has six children, and resides in Fort Mitchell, KY.

Col. Conrad Hausman, U.S. Army, Ret., of Virginia. Since 1984 Colonel Hausman has been president of Darnoc Enterprises of DC, Inc., in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served as program director of Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, TX, 1983 - 1984. Colonel Hausman graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1960). He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1977. Colonel Hausman was born October 11, 1931, in Buffalo, NY. He is married, has four children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

Col. Rosemary T. McCarthy, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, of the District of Columbia. Since 1984 Colonel McCarthy has been adjunct ordinary professor at Catholic University School of Nursing in Washington, DC. Prior to this she served in the Army Nurse Corps Historian Center of Military History, 1978 - 1984. Colonel McCarthy graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S., 1957), Boston University (M.S., 1967), and Catholic University (Doctor of Nursing Science, 1974). She was born June 21, 1926, in Dorchester, MA, and currently resides in Washington, DC.

James D. McKevitt, of Virginia. Mr. McKevitt is currently a partner in the firm of Webster, Chamberlain, Dean & McKevitt. Prior to this he was a general partner in Butler & Binion, 1985 - 1986. Mr. McKevitt graduated from the University of Idaho (B.A., 1952) and the University of Denver (J.D., 1956). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1951 - 1953. Mr. McKevitt was born October 26, 1928, in Spokane, WA. He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

Carlos Rodriguez, of New York. Since 1972 Mr. Rodriguez has been the administrator of benefit services of the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association in New York, NY. Mr. Rodriguez attended the Latin American Institute in New York, NY. He served in the U.S. Army, 1947 - 1948, 1950 - 1951. Mr. Rodriguez was born March 12, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY. He is married, has three children, and resides in Dix Hills, NY.

William F. McSweeny, of the District of Columbia. Mr. McSweeny is currently president of the Occidental International Corp., in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was executive vice president of the Occidental Petroleum Corp., 1968 - 1969. Mr. McSweeny attended Boston University and served in the U.S. Army, 1951 - 1953. He was born March 31, 1929, in Haverhill, MA. Mr. McSweeny is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

Gen. Richard Giles Stilwell, U.S. Army, Ret., of Virginia. Since 1986 General Stilwell has been president of Stilwell Associates, Inc., in Arlington, VA. Prior to this he served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense, 1981 - 1985. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point (B.S., 1938), and attended U.S. Army War College, 1955. General Stilwell served in the U.S. Army from 1938 to 1976. He was born February 24, 1917, in Buffalo, NY. General Stilwell is married, has five children, and resides in McLean, VA.

Col. William E. Weber, U.S. Army, Ret., of Maryland. Colonel Weber served as president of the Army Discharge Review Board, 1973 - 1980, and Division Chief, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1968 - 1973. He graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1962), the Army War College (1972), and Hood College (M.S., 1982). Colonel Weber served in the U.S. Army, 1943 - 1980. He was born November 10, 1925, in Chicago, IL. Colonel Weber is married, has two children, and resides in New Windsor, MD.