ANDY HORVATH, 1ST V COMMANDER & MEMBERSHIP CHAIR (419) 698-1298
BUD SHANK, 2ND V COMMANDER & HALL RENTAL CHAIRMAN (419) 693-1737
LEN WASSERMAN, CHAPLAIN (419) 691-5926
DOUG KIGAR, FINANCE OFFICER (419) 698-1496 firstname.lastname@example.org
EUGENE SHURTZ, AMERICANISM OFFICER (419) 693-5809
BOB VINCENT, TRUSTEE (SICK CALL)
JOHN HATFIELD, TRUSTEE (419) 691-0801
WALT RETTENBERGER, TRUSTEE (419) 836-4681
ROY MCLARGIN, TRUSTEE (419) 697-5319
Installation of Officers will take place May 21, 2009.
The following standing committee positions are vacant Service, Child Welfare, Auditing, and Publicity.
The Korean War Memorial by Jerry Eversman
The Korean War Memorial will be dedicated on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:00 am at
We have a verbal a-ok from Ronald J. Rosser,
Would like to have a pancake/sausage breakfast 5/30/09 at 8 am at Dunberger Post in his honor. Call
Called Ed Placko about the honor detail / honor guard for that ceremony.
Proposed Commission to help Veteran Groups
State Representative Randy Gardner on April 19, 2009 proposed a special commission to recommend what
Ohio's more than 1,300 veterans organizations have suffered in recent years as membership drops and operating costs climb. Mr. Gardner said he will introduce a bill to create a nine member Commission for the future of local veterans post in
The commission will study the economic problems facing the posts as well as recommend what the state can do in terms of tax and regulatory polices to help them.
“These veteran posts are vital in many of our smaller communities, Mr. Gardner said. “ We have to do what we can to help them.”
There are 1335 American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS post in
Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, Died Last Wednesday At The Age Of 80, In
You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 14 November 1965, Landing Zone X-ray,
You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn't seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it. Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway. And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses. And, he kept coming back... 13 more times... And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out otherwise.
Gene Shurtz, Americanism Chairman, reported that we will be sending 5 young men to the encampment in
Color Guard Wins the Prism Award
This award is presented annually by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce. To honor organization that has made a significant contribution to the community.
In 1989, the Color Guard and Rifle Squad was formed as a five man unit and officially recognized as a representative memorial unit of the The American Legion, Christ Dunberger Post # 537, Department of Ohio Inc. Through the years the Color Guard has grown to a thirty man unit. These men, both prior to the formal Unit's formation and up to the present time, have committed themselves to be the support mechanism for the families of Veterans who have served in the Military. They have worked over the years to help bring the humanism of Military Service and the losses involved to the forefront of the public's attention.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
Commander Placko appointed Doug Kigar to be the chairman other members are Frank Grosjean, Bud Shanks, and Corky Walters. The last time we reviewed the Post Constitution and Bylaws was in the year 2000. The committee will update the Constitution and Bylaws with changes made by National Headquarters, Department, and Post membership since the year 2000. The Committee will make any other changes that are agreed upon. Once the committee has agreed on the preliminary draft a copy will be provided to members to read. Any member who has any changes to the preliminary draft is asked to do so in writing and provide an explanation. The committee will review all members’ changes and will present the final draft to the members for the required two thirds (2/3) vote.
President Obama has abandoned a proposal to bill veterans' private insurance companies for treatment of combat-related injuries after the measure prompted an outcry from The American Legion.
The proposal would have authorized the Department of Veterans Affairs to charge private companies for treating injuries and other medical conditions related to military service, such as amputations, post-traumatic stress disorder and other battle wounds. The measure was intended to save the VA about $530 million a year, but the administration's pursuit of third-party billing sparked resistance from the American Legion, who met earlier with Obama.
In a statement released this afternoon, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president has "instructed that its consideration be dropped."
"In considering the third party billing issue, the administration was seeking to maximize the resources available for veterans," Gibbs said. "However, the president listened to concerns raised by the American Legion that this might, under certain circumstances, affect veterans and their families' ability to access health care."
The American Legion said the policy would jeopardize the insurance benefits of veterans and their families and would be an abrogation of the government's responsibility to care for those wounded in war.
The Post meets on the third Thursday of every month starting at 7:30 pm at the Post Home 4925 Pickle Road @ Wynn Road,
May 21 June 18 July 16
The Dunberger Post yearly dues are $ 32 if you would like to become a paid up for life member (PUFL) you can pay the amount that corresponds with your age on the chart:
80 - 84
75 - 79
70 - 74
65 - 69
60 - 64
OUR POST IS AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR YOUR PARTY. CALL BUD SHANKS AT (419) 693-1737 TO RESERVE A DATE.
MONDAY - THURSDAY
HOLIDAYS - ADDITIONAL
File Your Certified Copy of Your Military Discharge
Remember to file a certified copy of your military discharge DD-214 with the
Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states that veterans and service members not in uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or should salute the flag.
The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in one's military service. "Veterans and service members continue representing the military services even when not in uniform. Unfortunately, current
We look forward to seeing those who have served saluting proudly at baseball games, parades, and formal events. I believe this is an appropriate way to honor and recognize the 25 million veterans in the
Financial Report & Fundraising
The post has been reviewing our financial situation and we continue to make adjustments. We ask any member who has a good fundraising idea or can help us reduce cost of operation to contact me.
Please, contact me with the names of our members who are on active duty and where they are currently serving. Any member who would like to receive email meeting & event notice drop me an email and I will put you on the emailing list.
Euchre Dealings by Frank Grosjean (419) 666-4378Dunberger Post Color Guard sponsors euchre playing sessions on Wednesday afternoons. The current series will started up again on January 7, 2009 and will end on May 27, 2009. Registration begins at 12:15 pm each week, with play commencing at 1:00 pm. We have been averaging 12 tables. Please accept this as an invitation to join us for an enjoyable few hours. We follow the Oregon City Schools if they cancel school, we cancel also.