Seymour woman attends SINO reunion


Susie Meier of Seymour recently attended the 62nd reunion of the Sino American Cooperative Organization in Traverse City, Michigan.

SACO was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek during World War II. Also known as the U.S. Naval Group China, they were responsible for helping China defeat Japan.

This was the only group to serve under a foreign government during the war. Meier’s father, James Hall, was a member of this group as a scout and raider. For more than 70 years, they have remained good friends with the Republic of China.

Special guests this year were SACO veterans Ken Brown, Jim Kelly, Jack Peterson and Richard Terpstra and from the Military Intelligence Bureau from Taiwan were DDG Gen. Sheng, Col. Tzeng, Gen. and Mrs. Kuo and Col. Laura Lin.

SACO had to change its corporate structure due to the smaller number of veterans. The group held elections, and Meier has been elected to a two-year term for trustee along with Lynn Grabenstein of Michigan. One-year terms for trustee were Jonathon Maurice of Wisconsin and Robert Coates of North Carolina. Three-year terms were Carolyn Arnold of California and Ken Brown of Colorado.

Meier is married to Jeff Meier. They have three daughters, three granddaughters and three grandsons. She is a realtor with Mensendiek’s Real Estate and is a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

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