He acted on instinct, not to become a hero, but to save his friends. In so doing, Einar Ingman became a hero nonetheless.
VFW says inadequate military resourcing will cost lives — American lives Continue reading
June 16, 2015 in Featured, WI VFW News Terrence Sund, a Wisconsin soldier and tragic casualty in Vietnam is entombed in a closed room, forgotten and closed to visitors. This unique situation came to the attention of VFW State Historian Steve Conto, who has worked valiantly over the years to locate the final resting place of each Wisconsin casualty of the Vietnam War. At the recent Wisconsin VFW State Convention, Conto reported on his progress to date, and then focused on the Terrence Sund project. The story follows below, and now it’s your turn to help. Steve is attempting to raise $5,000 necessary to bring about a proper burial of this otherwise forgotten hero. He hopes to reach his funding goal by Labor Day, but with a little effort on the part of our Posts, maybe we can hit that goal even sooner. Read the story below, and then download the simple Terrence Sund Burial Fund poster and put it up and help publicize this special effort. Terry was just 20 years old when he drowned in a Viet Cong … Continue reading
District 10 spring will be held at Redcliff, Wi. 54814. Meeting will be at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 37600 Onigamling Dr., Red Cliff, Wi. 54814. Hosted by VFW Post 8239 Bayfield. VFW Post 8239 will welcome you at the post on Friday night May 1, 2015. Snacks and Beer, Wine, soda and water will be available. Saturday meeting: 08:00 – 09:00 registration— meeting starts at 09:00 hrs. Meeting will include regular business (election, need post to volunteer for next three meeting sites, training, fall & spring location.) Budget approvals and anything that needs to come before the District 10. Lunch (around noon) will be: Garden Salad w/ assorted dressings, Spaghetti w/ meat sauce & Garlic bread cost $9.00. Registration for meeting $1.00 please make registration for lunch. Name___________________ phone number_________________ Address____________________________________ Post/Aux. number___________________ Number of people attending lunch_______more information please call 715-779-3453 Available Motels: Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, 37600 Onigamling Drive, Redcliff, Wi. 54814 – reservations 715-779-3712 $70.00 per night Seagull Bay Motel, 325 So. 7th. Street, Bayfield, Wi. 54814, reservations 715-779-5558 seasonal rates $70. per … Continue reading
The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims. Continue reading
Friend, confidante, advisor, leader. Ed Mortensen will be missed. Continue reading