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Taiwan 2008 Visit
A trip to Taiwan in August 2008, as one of a group of American veterans of the 1958 Taiwan Straits Crisis, to celebrate that event's 50th anniversary. A highlight of the trip was meeting and dining with Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, on Kinmen Island.
Welcome to this presentation of images and commentaries of Taiwan in the 50s and 60s, and later in 2003 and 2008.
Click on the links below to start.
Thanks for viewing and enjoy your visits.

Taiwan Vets USA
823 Badge of Honor

This site is dedicated to those young Americans who served in the US military during the 1950s through 1970s, helping to keep Taiwan free from Communist China's attempts to attack and overcome. That freedom continues to this day.
modified public domain images
Letters of Reference
Joel's 1961 Taiwan experience with
Vice President Lyndon Johnson,
and experiences with the Kennedys.
Chinese Language Experience
Internet version of Joel's live powerpoint presentation about learning and using Chinese language.
Newspaper and Magazine
Various media articles about
Joel's involvement with Taiwan.
Taiwan 2003 Visit
A special trip to Taiwan in April 2003, sponsored by the Taiwan Visitors Association of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York City.
Places visited included: Taipei, Kinmen Island, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Ali Shan, Sun-Moon Lake.