Funeral Services Set for “Colonel” Matt Mayer

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We’ve Lost A Great Friend…

Matt Mayer kept our colors high and our pride of country on full display. Continue reading

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Family, Friends & Admirers Will Say Farewell to “Sarge” this Wednesday

He acted on instinct, not to become a hero, but to save his friends. In so doing, Einar Ingman became a hero nonetheless.

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We Mourn the Loss of One of Our Best

Friend, confidante, advisor, leader. Ed Mortensen will be missed. Continue reading

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William “Bill” Bottoms

Author, Editor, Friend to Veterans is now at rest. Continue reading

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VFW Marks Passing of Past State Commander Don Cunningham

Past Wisconsin VFW State Commander Donald Otto Cunningham, age 83, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Comrade Cunningham served as Wisconsin VFW State Commander in 1988-89. Continue reading

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Don Johnson, stalwart VFW & MOC leader, and WWII Veteran Passes

8th District has lost a longtime VFW and Cootie leader after a long illness. Don Johnson held many positions at all levels of both organizations,and will be greatly missed. Continue reading

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff Until Sunset, April 20, 2013

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston Continue reading

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STEVE LAWRENCE, PAST STATE COMMANDER AND FORMER QUARTERMASTER/ADJUTANT, DIES SUDDENLY

It is with great sadness that we announce that Steven D. Lawrence, who served from 2006 until he resigned on January 26th of this year as our State Quartermaster and Adjutant, died suddenly yesterday morning (February 21st). Steve Lawrence was a Past State Commander (2001-02). At the time of his death he was a Life Member and Commander of Oregon-Brooklyn-McFarland Post 10272. He held many other posts in his long VFW career, and was widely respected throughout the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his work at all levels. He was a tireless advocate for Veterans on the national scene and served as Chairman of the VFW National Legislative Committee. He is survived by his wife, Sue. Arrangements are in the care of the Ward Funeral Home, 130 S. 5th St in Evansville, WI. Visitation is planned for Sunday, February 26th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The funeral is set for Monday, February 27th at 1:00pm. All services will take place at the funeral home, and burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Evansville. A full obituary and all details will … Continue reading

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Steve D. Lawrence – 1946 – 2012

IN MEMORIUM Steven Dennis Lawrence age 65 died unexpectedly on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at home. He was born on July 16, 1946 in Janesville, Wisconsin the son of George S. and Kathleen (Thalacker) Lawrence. Steven graduated from Stoughton High School Class of 1964. He married Susanne Byers on June 19, 1970 at the United Methodist Church in Evansville, Wisconsin. He was employed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Industry Labor and Human Relations until his retirement. He was a member of the United States Navy from November 1965 until October 1991 when he retired as a Cryptologic Technician Admin First Class. He served in the Vietnam War earning a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Steven was very proud of his service to the Country and was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the Past State VFW Commander from 2001-2002, State Adjutant Quartermaster for Wisconsin from 2006- 2012, National Legislative Chairman for the VFW and currently serving on the committee where he has made several trips to … Continue reading

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