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VFW NC Leader Newspaper Jul-Sep12

VFW NC Leader Newspaper Jul-Sep12

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Leader Newspaper July-Sept 2012
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David Hamel, the State VFW POW-MIA Chairman and retired Air ForceChief Master Sergeant (E-9), recently performed his 100th Missing Man Tableceremony at American Legion Post 382 inSanford, North Carolina. He performed for an audience of over 90 people as part of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle ClubPatriot Run fund raiser for Army FisherHouse. Widely known throughout NorthCarolina and nationally, Dave has per-formed hundreds of volunteer hours forthousands of spectators and remains in very high demand. Twelve years ago,he identified a great need of veteransgroups to recognize those who have not returned from war. Although the round  white table with items and empty chair were recognizable, he wanted the tableor the missing man to come alive, at least in spirit. So he developed, refined,and produced, a very unique Prisoner of  War - Missing In Action table ceremony or "Missing Man" ceremony. He hasproduced several versions adaptable fora variety of audiences and ceremonies.These include background music, spot-lights, table item narration, singing of upto three songs with gloved hand gesturesand symbolism, and a final hand saluteincluding the playing of Taps.It all started in the spring of 2000, whereDave organized a POW-MIA ceremony detail with sabers and flags as part of a Senior NCO Induction ceremony. Henarrated the meaning of the various rose,candle, lemon, and salt, table items."It went very well" he said, "but some-thing seemed to be missing. Who wasthe missing man and what would he say to the audience? Could the empty chairbe an aircraft ejection seat?" Of Dave's30 active duty years in the Air Force inthe aircraft maintenance career field, hisprimary duty was as an egress or escapesystems technician. He's also credited  with 3 "saves," pilots who ejected safely out of a disabled aircraft directly due tohis recent maintenance of the canopy,seat, and parachute system. One suchejection was from an F-15 Eagle fight-er jet that went down in Daun, West Germany in 1978. The other two werethe front and back-seater from an SR-71Blackbird over the South China Sea nearthe Philippine Islands in 1989 during an operational mission. He went on tosay that though he missed the Vietnam War by just over a year or so, he wastrained by Vietnam veterans throughout his maintenance career."I remember my sergeants in the egressshop talking about those who "punched-out" of F-4s, F-I05s, and B-52s. Many  were shot down and killed or missing inaction but many became POWs." Thenit suddenly became clear to him after a Memorial Day ceremony in 2000 at VFW Post 4876, in Altus Oklahoma. SomeonePlayed "Some Gave All", a Billy Ray Cyrus song, on the juke box, and it (theejection seat pilot) 'spoke to him.'"It was him in the empty chair. I had tolearn that song," he said. And so he did,adding gloved hand gestures. And that's where Dave's legacy really began. He was then selected to a very special duty assignment and became the Director of the Air Force Enlisted Heritage ResearchInstitute and Enlisted Heritage HallMuseum and moved to Maxwell AirForce Base Gunter Annex, Alabama...theonly position of its kind in the Air Force, After transferring his VFW membershipto Post 1349 in Prattville, Alabama, hebecame the State POW-MIA Chairman.From 2000 through 2004, some highly notable performances have been for theDepartment of Defense National Prayerbreakfast in Washington DC; two AirForce Sergeants Association InternationalConventions in Jacksonville Florida and Columbus Ohio; the American Legion'sForty and Eight Society NationalConvention in Salt Lake City Utah, sev-eral Alabama state conventions for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the AmericanLegion, and Forty and Eight Society,as well as various posts throughout  Alabama. As Alabama State Commanderof the Korea Defense Veterans in 2003,he performed at the 50th anniversary of the Korean War at the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall's Monument Park and for the Alabama Ex-Prisoners of Warand Alabama Veterans Administration.Throughout the nation, he has also per-formed for large graduations at the AirForce Senior NCO Academy, 5 Air ForceNCO Academies, 4 Airman LeadershipSchools, and the Southeast RegionalRecruiters Banquet, as well as specialperformances for the World War II Army  Air Corps Enlisted Pilots Association, Vietnam Working Dog Association, and a Jolly Green Association Reunion. At theend of his tour, Dave returned to aircraft maintenance for his final assignment at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina asthe A-10 Thunderbolt II (or Warthog)Maintenance Superintendent and Chief E
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Group, home of the famous "Flying Tigers" who were very active in Iraq and Afghanistan at that time. He alsotransferred his VFW membership to Post 9103 in Spring Lake and continued tohave significant impact throughout theregion.From 2004 through 2007, some notablepresentations have been for Womack  Army Hospital Medal of Honor dedica-tion, 82d Airborne Brigade Dining Out,and 1st Battalion Field Artillery Regiment Gunslinger Welcome Home eventson Fort Bragg; Georgia Air NationalGuard Career Advisors Conference inSavannah; and several Chief and SeniorNCO Induction ceremonies, annualawards, Air Force Balls, and MaintenanceProfessional of the Year awards banquetsat Pope and Seymour-Johnson Air ForceBases.
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remained very active in the VFW and became an All-State and All-AmericanPost Commander, the State POW-MIA Chairman, and a National-Aide-de Camp.He has performed at Hill Air Force BaseUtah for a huge Maintenance Professionalof the Year banquet of nearly 1000 air-craft maintainers and guests, as well as toa Vero Beach Florida Police Department Retiring Officer dinner. Closer to home,he has performed for Fayetteville ChapterEx-POWs, the Fayetteville Veterans Park Dedication, Memorial Day celebra-tions at Freedom Park, Harnett County  Veterans Park Monuments Dedication inLillington, Western Harnett High School JROTC Military Ball, Sand Hills VeteransCemetery Wreaths Across America, and the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorialceremonies in Kinston, as well as sev-eral VFW state conventions, and Military Order of the Cootie Grand Scratches.
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Inside:Pg. 2 - LettersPg. 3 - Officers Columns• Pg. 4 - National Bylaws ChangesPg. 5 - President's Column• Pg. 6 - College Vet Club• Pg. 11 - VFW Dept Store • Pg. 14 - Heroes WelcomePg. 12 - Cotties News Pg. 15 - Car Show Pg. 13 - VFW Ads Pg. 16 - Motor Cycle Ride
 VFW of North CarolinPO Box 25337Raleigh, NC 27611-5337
Non-Profit Org US PostagePAIDRermit No. 1838Raleigh N.C.
State POW-MIA Chairman Celebrates 100th Performance
THE VFW LEADER
The Department of North Carolina's new ini-tiative to supply service dogs to veterans withPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), called CaninesFor Warriors is off to a huge start, already obtaining ten dogs to train for local veterans who need assistance to operate effectively inthe everyday world. The Department has part-nered with the certified dog training organiza-tion called Wags For Tags to provide dogs tothese needy veterans.The Walmart corporation, ever ready to help veterans of the Tarheel state, has stepped upthe plate and donated $4000 to help fund this vital program, which was approved by theDepartment's Council of Administration at its meeting the morning after the annual Junestate convention in Raleigh. The money waspresented at the Grand Opening of the new Cary Walmart on 3 October. Included with thecheck, the effort to obtain it being the brain-child of VFW State Secretary Lynn Edwards, was an additional $1000 to the Ladies Auxiliary to be used to give to the volunteer efforts at thefour Veterans Administration Medical Centers(VAMCs) in the state and to assist the Ladies'continuing program to assist women veteransin North Carolina.Other entities contributing to the Canines For Warriors are: Waynesville Post 5202 donated $450 for a 10 x 10 portable pen, training leads,five bales of cedar chips, water bowls, and theuse of a 10 x 10 easy-up shelter; HayesvillePost 6812 gave $250 which purchased an 8sided pop-out play area to be used indoors fortravel and show along with a mat; WhittierPost 8013 gave $400 used to buy wire and posts to build outdoor runs, to be built at theirpost. Whittier has volunteered the use of theirgrounds for kennels and training this year, as well. They have a comrade who will pull hiscamper to the post and stay there this winteras caretaker for the K-9's.The training program, which is due to thehard work and persistence of District 17Commander William "Skip" Hall, will beginin the 3rd week of October and proceed to theend of March. There will be a "graduation" at that time, and the canines will be tested and certified as service dogs. Present at the AutumnConference and Council meeting were five of the subject dogs and two of the veterans slated to receive a service animal. Commander Hallhas enlisted the help of five volunteers in theDistrict 17 area to help with the training.The ten dogs have been received from the fol-lowing areas: three donated by Yanceyville Post 7316, four from Wags For Tags, two from thePaws Shelter in Bryson City, and one donated by Bryson City Post 9281. Although the pro-gram has plenty of animals at this time for itsfirst certified training sessions, donations of funds are always welcome, and can be sent tothe Department Headquarters and specified tobe for the Canines For Warriors program.Department Adjutant/Quartermaster BruceEdwards attended the Wags For Tags Grand Opening on September 11 in Durham to empha-size the VFW's partnership with this non-profit organization. It was a high profile event withover fifty attendees at the Lap It Up canine facil-ity, to include the Mayor of Cary, a representa-tive from Governor Perdue's office, a representa-tive from Senator Burr's office, and CSM (Ret) Andrew Jackson of the National Guards' soldiersto civilians transition program. Wags For Tags'President Ronnie Sadowski, a disabled veteran,emphasized that North Carolina has the 3rd largest military population in the United States,has over 800,000 veterans, and that Fort Bragg has the highest suicide rate of any Army instal-lation in the country. It is accepted that many of these suicides might be prevented if the veteranor soldier had the companionship of a trained service dog.The Department has also partnered with a groupcalled Warrior Dogs, which is linked with theCharles George VAMC in Asheville. They aretraining five dogs for five veterans with PTSDbut have no certified trainer. The VFW will certi-fy these dogs, and the Warrior Dogs will help ustrain other dogs. Additionally, Commander Hallis scheduled to meet with the Cherokee: ChiefsCouncil in November, as they have expressed an interest in supporting the program for braveCherokee warriors with PTSD.Other businesses have stepped up to assist inthis effort. The Department is partnered with a  veterinarian in Charlotte who will spay/neuterour canines for $25 per dog, and the PetCo com-pany is giving us 10% off on their treatment fees.Tractor Supply has agreed to sell us portableshelters at a much reduced rate.Canines For Warriors will soon be setting up an internet website that will link to theDepartment's website at www.vfwnc.org.
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Program In Full Swing
National Color Guard
In the 2012 State Color Guard Competition for the first time in many years at the2012 National Convention in July in Reno, Nevada. Despite being newcomers tothe competition, they placed second in their category! They plan to better that scorein July 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Color Guard consists of Captain Kurbie"Sonny" Whitehead, David Holm, James Cacoulidis, Alex Vanderheide, and BillHertline.
Chilly Mountain Recruiting
Even when its chilly in the mountains, the 17th District knows how to hold a recruiting event, wheremany of the district's posts participate together, an action to be emulated by more districts. Here,the fair is enhanced by use of the Department's Recruiting Trailer (which any post or district may borrow from Headquarters) and the welcome presence of District Commander Skip Hall's servicedogs, which always attract many viewers.
 
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The VFW Leader is published quarterly by the Department of North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars at 917 New Bern Avenue,Raleigh, North Carolina.Editor.......................Bruce EdwardsNews stories, photographs and othermatters for publication should beaddressed to Editor, VFW Leader,P.O. Box 25337, Raleigh, N.C.27611.Correspondence regarding sub-scription and circulation should beaddressed to VFW Leader, P.O. Box 25337, Raleigh, N.C. 27611."Department Headquarters normaloperating hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday thru Friday. Closed for holidays: New Years Day, MartinLuther King's Birthday, Good Friday,Memorial Day, Fourth of July, LaborDay, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day."
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 July 17, 2012RE: Long Term Care Insurance We would like to announce that the Veterans of Foreign WarsNational Headquarters has a new partnership with Long Term CareFinancial Partners to offer Long Term Care education and insur-ance to VFW Members. The rela-tionship with the previous pro- vider, Pinnacle Financial Services, was terminated effective July 1,2012.Long Term Care FinancialPartners will offer their trade-marked Long Term Care Outreachand Education Program to allMembers. This program will helpmembers make informed deci-sions about their Long Term Careplans and purchase coverage at discounted rates to protect them-selves and their families against financial losses that may not becovered by government programsor traditional benefit plans. Allmembers also have access to a free copy of the book Dignity ForLife, Things You Should Know Before Considering Long TermCare Insurance.Please make VFW members awareof this great benefit by distribut-ing this letter to the Posts and Posts members in your depart-ment.If you have any questions or con-cerns about this product, pleasecontact Sharon Smith at NationalHeadquarters at 1-800-821-2606,option 1, or email her at ssmith@ vfw.org.Sincerely, James J. Lierz, Manager VFW Member Benefit Dept.
RE: Emergency Assistance Plus(EA+)To: VFW Leadership We would like to announce that the Veterans of Foreign Wars NationalHeadquarters now proudly sponsorsEmergency Assistance Plus (EA+).This product provides medicalemergency assistance for membersand their families while traveling.Benefits include:1. Medical Evacuation- including helicopter or ambulance transport toa more appropriate medical facility,specialist sent to member's locationor transportation home.2. Medical Assistance- including emergency medical monitoring,unlimited cash advance for medicalpayments, prescription replacement assistance and medical professionallocator services3. Assistance for Companions-including one round-trip economy class airline ticket to bring a loved one to the member's bedside, air-fare home for dependent childrenor grandchildren traveling with themember, ticket home for a traveling companion and pet care and returnhome assistance for pets traveling  with the member.4. Travel Assistance- including returnof the member's vehicle if they can-not drive home, lost luggage assis-tance, passport, driver's license,birth certificate or other document replacement assistance, languageinterpretation services and return of deceased remains should the memberdie while traveling.5. Personal Security Services- includesreal time security intelligence and security evacuation assistance forover 180 countries.Please make VFW members aware of this great benefit by distributing thisletter to the Posts and Posts membersin your department.If you have any questions or con-cerns about this product, pleasecontact Sharon Smith at NationalHeadquarters at 1-800-821-2606,option 1, or email her at ssmith@ vfw.org Sincerely, James J. Lierz, ManagerMember Benefit Department 
Dear VFW North Carolina:Brink's, Incorporated ("Brink's")is an equal opportunity/affir-mative action employer. Weare requesting your support inour affirmative action efforts asthey relate to providing employ-ment opportunities for qualified  women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and disabled vet-erans, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, newly separated veterans, other pro-tected veterans and Armed ForcesService medal veterans ("Covered  Veterans").Brink's does not discriminateagainst any employee or quali-fied candidate for employment onthe basis of race, religion, color,age, sex, national origin, disabil-ity, veteran status, or any otherstatus protected by applicable fed-eral, state or local law. Brink'salso takes affirmative action torecruit, hire, and promote quali-fied minorities, women, individu-als with disabilities and Covered  Veterans. We seek candidates for variouspositions from time to time. Weare committed to equal employ-ment opportunity and affirmativeaction. In order to achieve thoseobjectives, we request that poten-tial candidates for employment,particularly qualified women,minorities, individuals with dis-abilities, and Covered Veterans,continue to be referred to Brink'sfor any and all applicable jobopenings. Those individuals seek-ing to apply for employment withBrink's should be directed to visit the Brink's website, www.brinksuscareers.com, and follow the instructions set forth on the website. Alternatively, candidatesmay also visit the Raleigh Branchand complete an application onthe computer terminal located there or request assistance fromBrink's personnel in completing the application if necessary.If you have any questions or would like to discuss employment opportunities at Brink's, do not hesitate to let me know. Very truly yours, Joseph Pinckney Branch Manager
 
Comrades,It was good to see so many of youat the Flying Squadron training ses-sions. I hope you learned something new, and were able to take some-thing useful back home to your postsand comrades. These sessions helpkeep our organization in compli-ance, keep the lines of communica-tion open, and provide a platform toexplore new ideas. As always, I aminterested in what you think. Pleaselet me know your thoughts and ideas,and I'll try to include them in next  year's training sessions. For those who could not attend, please contact  your District Commander to receivethe information you missed.Keep in mind that CommanderBriggs wants to see our membershipgrow to 30,000 by year end. Memberretention is another challenge he hasput before us. With some hustle and creative outreach to our veterans,this target is very attainable. If youneed assistance there are a number of recruiters available and eager to helpin any way. The Headquarters teamis also at your disposal. All you need to do is call. We'll be there.On a sad note, Post 9488 and District 13 lost their beloved Chaplain,Edward-G. "Jerry" Overman on August 15th. Jerry was always therefor anyone in need. His advice and caring assistance to the rest of us willbe missed. Please keep him and thoseleft behind in your thoughts and prayers. We miss you, Padre.Thank You for your support and thehard work you do every day. See youat the next meeting.Ernie Allis
I would like to begin by say-ing THANK YOU to eachComrade and Auxiliary Sisterand Brother that attended theFlying Squadron training inMount Olive, Sanford, and Statesville. The many positivecomments we received by train-ing over 600 individuals aremuch appreciated. And to makeit even better, we sold over$8000 worth ofVFW goods, theprofit of which will stay right here in North Carolina to helpTarheel veterans.To all the Flying Squadroninstructors, thanks for a job well done. I truly appreciate your hard work and dedica-tion to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies and Men's Auxiliaries. My compliments toMount Olive Post 9959, Sanford Post 5631,and Statesville Post 2031 for being host for ourtraining sessions. Each post did an outstanding job!!Comrades, each of you arerecruiters. I encourage youand your post to conduct a Membership Rally as soon aspossible. We need to increaseof Department Membershippercentage! Good places forMembership Rallies are at fes-tivals and fairs, at NationalGuard Armories and ReserveCenters, and in front of popu-
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lar stores. If each of us worksfor new members, we can reach100% easily. I want to thank allthe comrades who have signed up new members so far. Toshow what can be done, let me give you a few examples:as of one week ago, Perry Hairof Holly Ridge Post 9983 hasrecruited 14 new members,District 17 Commander SkipHall has recruited 10 mem-bers, Southern Pines Post 7318Commander has gathered in10 new members, and Post Quartermasters Ron Sherwood of JacksonvillePost 9133 and Stanley Burgess of Indian TrailPost 2423 have gotten 8 each. We can all do this!!! A REMINDER: For each new and reinstated member yousign up, your name will beentered for the drawing that  will be held at the Councilof Administration meeting inFebruary for a three-day, two-night stay at the Sand DunesResort in Myrtle Beach. It is a great hotel that loves veterans! What a great way to be reward-ed for hard work on your part!Take a look on the 2nd page of this issue of The VFW Leaderfor some photos of the resort.I would like to take this oppor-tunity to thank Past StateCommander Jason Schoolcraft for his leadership and hard  work this past year. With theDepartment being in great  working order, it has made my  job easier. But I haven't let him off the hook! He will bethe Department's LegislativeCoordinator for the next three years, and will work alongsidePast State Commander ElreeSmith to get the job done right in Washington, D.C. Yours in comradeship,Ted Briggs, State Commander
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Greetings,I am pleased to announce that this year, we will recognize and honor a "Chaplain of the Year" forNorth Carolina at the 2013/2014Department convention. This willonly happen if all of us can get theinformation out and submissionsget sent in. Our Comrades in thisDepartment do excellent work and take their positions to a higher level.I can think of nothing worse thanhaving an award and no one to giveit to. Eligibility is open to any Post,District or Conference Chaplaincurrently serving in that position. A short bio of the Chaplain and a letter of recommendation can besent to Chaplain SR Smith, PO Box 4066 Jacksonville NC 28540 or toDepartment HQ. Deadline for this year's submission is by the WinterCofA. I understand this may be short notice, but since this is the first year,I needed to start somewhere. Eachof us knows of a Chaplain that goesabove and beyond just conducting prayers when we gather together. While these are required by our ritu-al, the position of Chaplain is muchmore. Let us honor their hard work and dedication to the VFW by sub-mitting their name. While attending the Department'sFlying Squadron Training inSanford, I enjoyed talking with fellow Chaplains from Posts and Districts.Two points I noticed in our discus-sions. Each Chaplain was very enthu-siastic about their positions and that each demonstrated a desire to learnmore. With the encouragement fromour Department Commander and line officers, I am pleased to announcethat time and locations for furthertraining will be provided at the CofA'sand Convention, for Chaplains. It ismy desire to use this time to enrich,share and empower our Chaplains sothat they can better serve our Posts,Districts, and Conferences withinour Department.The second part of my article isdirected to the Chaplains of thisDepartment. I hope that within this year we can share with each other.Share those ideas or practices that  worked and those that didn't. Welearn from both. I have one to share.I highly encourage each Chaplain todevelop a "Resource Binder" if youdo not already have one. There is norequirement for one and there is noformat to follow, but I encourage it.Questions and problems come at us when we least expect it. Not all of these questions can be answered fromour ritual and bylaws. A resourcebinder can greatly aid the Chaplaincontacted. Suggested information toinclude can be, but not limited to thefollowing: Local Relief Organizations(churches and ministries), AmericanRed Cross, USO, key Military con-tacts (CACO, DFAS), Government (Iocal, state, elected), etc. Includethe Post Service Officer. They should have the contact information to assist  with VA matters. Don't forget toinclude your fellow Chaplains within your District, the District Chaplainand my contact information. What may be new to you, may have beenapproached by another Chaplain. Why re-invent the wheel? Successesor failures are still education. AsChaplains for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, let us share that education and in turn become better Chaplains forthose we serve.Peace be with youIHSSR Smith+
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ComradesI would like to take this moment to thank each member of our great organization for electing me as your Junior Vice Commander; it is anhonor to serve you and all veterans. As I traveled around our state thesepast months as your Department rep-resentative at several district meetingsI was extremely impressed with theenthusiasm that you, my comradesand sisters, displayed. Whether it wasachieving an award for reaching orexceeding 100% membership, com-munity service, Patriots Pen, Voiceof Democracy or Teacher of the Yearprogram, you all made me proud of each member, post and district forthe hard work you perform in yourcommunities and for veterans. I felt like my batteries were recharged.Speaking of recharging our batter-ies, I hope that all my comradesand sisters had their batteries fully charged after attending the Flying Squadron Training during the monthof August. It was your opportunity tohear and learn how to operate yourPost and Districts during your termof office, what is new and exciting in the Department, as well as what assistance you can expect from yourelected Department Officers. YourDepartment officers and chairper-sons whether from the comrade sideor our great ladies auxiliary, havemany years of experience and we areall here to serve you. Remember, ourorganization and mission will only be successful if we all work togetherfor the benefit of all veterans.Let us all commit ourselves this yearto serving our comrades and sisters.There is no hill too high that we can't climb, we can overcome any thing inour path. Let us all communicate with each other, it is a proven tool Jack Goin Junior Vice Commander
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 All gave some, some gave all. Asmembers of the VFW, the ones that gave some, it is our duty to make surethe ones that gave all are not forgot-ten. With our strength being in ournumbers, our fight in Washingtonfor veterans' rights and benefits isbecoming harder.I would like to give a special thanksto our members who renew every  year, and are unable to attend due tofamilies, jobs, illness, etc. Without  you we would really be in bad shape.I would encourage all of you to joinfor Life. Check with your post quar-termaster and ask about the different payment plans. And if you are friends with anybody who may be eligiblefor membership, please encouragethem to join. I am sure they donatemore each year to Veterans' groupsand causes than the price of member-ship in the VFW. If you need help inrecruiting, give me a call at 704-737-4720.I thank all of you for what you dofor Veterans Give some thought to,and pray for our deployed soldiers, who are even now guarding the gatesof Freedom. Jack Campbell
Moving Wall
 After already coming to Indian TrailPost 2423 and the Cherokee IndianReservation, the Vietnam Moving  Wall, "The Wall That Heals," isnow coming to Goldsboro. It willbe open for viewing from 18-21 April 2013 on the Wayne County Community College campus.Heading this effort is GoldsboroPost 2615, heavily supported by Kinston Poste 2771 and Mount Olive Post 9959. Programs arebeing planned now, and will includePurple Heart tributes. For moreinformation on this visit, contact Post 2615 Commander Bill Grahamat cdrpost2615@nc.vfwwebmail.com or 919-394-2200.
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Coy Justice 10607 James C. Thompson 9134Paul F. Hines 1134 William F. Pumphrey 4309Gerald Bailey 4309Paul Hogan 4309Robert Renfroe 1134

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