BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR WWII VETERANS WHO RECEIVED THE COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE OR THE COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE
The Allen County Veterans’ Service Officer is looking for World War II Army veterans who earned the Army’s Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge. Veterans who have earned either badge and did not receive the Bronze Star Medal are authorized to receive this award. Orders for this award are being placed through Senator Lugar’s office to expedite delivery to the Allen County Veterans Service Officer. A ceremony is being planned for presentation of this medal to either the veteran or the survivor of the veteran. Any WWII Army veteran or survivor of a veteran who has earned either badge is encouraged to contact the Veteran’s Service Officer, George Jarboe at (260) 449-7861 so he can request your award. Ending date for submission to Senator Lugar’s office is September 30th, 2003. This is to enable time for the medals to be requested and sent to Allen County for presentation.
While Post 296 is undergoing renovations, due to the flood, the officers of the Ladies Auxiliary have been meeting and coming up with many new and exciting ideas for events to be held at the Post. Be sure to watch the bulletin for our first Auxiliary meeting, and get in on this year’s special events. Being a‑member of the committee that picked colors for paint, tile and carpet, I can assure you that our Post is going to be a bright, exciting place to be, when we reopen.
If you haven’t sent in your dues, be sure to do so. With everything our Legion Post has experienced, let’s make this a l00% membership year.
Auxiliary officers for the 2003-2004 year – Karen DuMont-President, Cindy Morrow-Vice President, Sally Parker-Secretary, Joan Saxton-Treasurer, Lourali Prior-Chaplin, Marilyn Schwarz, Historian, Mary Koeneman, Judy Moody, Helen Thiele, Executive Board, Ida Schmidke, Sgt. At Arms.
Submitted by Karen DuMont-President – David Parrish Post 296
KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE MEETING
The KWVA Indiana Chapter One will hold their monthly meeting on September 13th at the American Legion Post 82, on Harris Road. First nominations of officers for 2004 will be held at this time. Come and bring your spouses and friends and join your fellow Veterans.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE PROGRAM AVAILABLE
The Korean War Veterans Assn., Indiana Chapter One has a wonderful ‘Tell America Program’ and would like to present it to your school students. They want to tell about the Korean War so that it will no longer be referred to as the “Forgotten War.” They can also give information on the special Holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day, and most important Veterans Day) and how they originated. Please give Jim Snyder (260) 484-9255 or Lynn Shady (260) 484-5278 a call for this wonderful program.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center formerly known as the VA Hospital, 2121 Lake Ave., Ft. Wayne, IN, will be having a Memorial Service in honor of those Veterans who have passed away in the past 3 months or so.‑ If you know of a Veteran’s name to submit, please call it in to: (260) 426-5431, Ext. 1413, and it will be read in a Bell Service during the Memorial Service.‑ All are welcome to attend. The date for the service is Sept. 13, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the V.A. Hospital Chapel.‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ AMERICAN LEGION POST #160
1122 N. Main Street, Roanoke, IN 46783
Friday luncheons are served from: 11am to 1pm.
September 12 – Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans
September 19 – Spaghetti, Garlic Toast, Salad
September 26 – Boneless BBQ Pork Steak, Dressing, Corn
September 13 – Dance – Band is Loose Gravel beginning at 9pm.
September 19 – SAL Fund Raiser BBQ Ribs $6 from 5pm – ?
September 24 – Cub Scouts 6:30 – 8pm
Don’t forget your dues for 2004.
AMVET POST 33 CALENDAR
FLAG DISPOSAL/POW-MIA CEREMONY
This will be held Saturday, September 13, 2003 at your Veterans National Memorial Shrine on O’Day Road
KARAOKE AT POST #33
Come on down to the Post on Thursday Nights and sing & dance with J&R Karaoke from 7:30pm to 11:30pm – Eat Coney Dogs for 75 cents.
POST #33 FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS
Board to Kick-Off Post FISH FRYS on Fridays starting on September 19th.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 241
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – BENEFIT FOR INJURED RIDERS
The benefit will be held Saturday, September 20, 2003 at American Legion Post #241, 7605 Bluffton Road from 12noon to 6pm. Chicken Dinner/Fries $6.50, 50/50 Raffle, Tip Boards, Karaoke, Silent Auction, Bike Show – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Place with a $3 entry fee. Trophies donated by Sportmart. American Legion Riders – Indiana Chapter
New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm
“Stop in and have one of Becky Gibson’s “Home Cooked” and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday.”
Food every evening: Monday-50-cent draft beer, Tuesday-Sliders,
Thursday-Food Specials to be announced.
Friday, September 12 – Chicken/Fish Fry – Savannah Band at 9pm
Friday, September 19 – Steak/Fish Fry – Wildcat Band at 9pm
Friday, September 26 – Chop/Fish Fry – Generations Band at 9pm
Saturday, September 13 – Auxiliary Breakfast/Car Wash – 8am
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE NOW HAVE AN ATM MACHINE
“HELP YOUR POST PAY-YOUR 2004 DUES EARLY”
AUXILLARY BREAKFAST AND CAR WASH
Saturday, September 13th starting at 8am until noon
Serving eggs, sausage, and pancakes
While you enjoy your breakfast, have your car washed.
All donations go to the Knightstown Home for Veteran’s children.
RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES TO MEET
The Anthony Wayne Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States will meet at 12noon, Monday, September 22, 2003 at the “Shrine”, 407 West Berry Street. Men and women who have served as officers in any of the Armed Forces of the United States will enjoy hearing Mr. John Wearly speak of his WWII experiences (Battle of the Bulge) and the WWII memorial that is nearing completion in Washington, D.C. For information call Roger K. Myers (Pres. ROA Chapter 12) at 260-747-4775.
Robert J. Black
Donald J. Reuille
Ronald W. Fox
James H. Richards
Lee Cantrell, Jr.
R. Wayne Stinson – US Army Veteran – American Legion Post #296.
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