Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

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Karl W. Richter Memorial Post


Korat, Thailand




SSgt Wallace W. Gumbs

A Memorial Ceremony was held at the Police Academy in Korat, Thailand, on 26 September 2014 to honor SSgt Wallace W Gumbs, who was a training·instuctor and advisor to the Thai Police. ·SSgt Gumbs died in a training accident in January 1968 and the Thais erected a monument in his honor. The ceremony was a joint effort by the Special Forces Group, from Bangkok, the VFW and the Thai Police Academy. ·Below is a short biography of SSgt Gumbs career and was written by Jim Williams, who was a fellow instructor and is, currently an officer in VFW Post 10217, Korat. Also below are some pictures of the event.