Return the Favor is an awareness and fundraising campaign sponsored by the VFW Foundation to honor, celebrate and support active-duty and retired military and their families. The VFW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), America’s oldest and largest service group for combat veterans.
Return the Favor programs and services fill in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, deserving military families back in the U.S. or America’s often forgotten veterans. Programs support all branches of the military, are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no VFW affiliation. Through Return the Favor programs and services, the VFW Foundation seeks to make military personnel and their families feel appreciated for their service to our country.
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry being awarded the Medal of Honor, I’ve attached a link to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society . Sgt Petry is only the 9th recipent of this esteemed honor since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began. Here are the other eight.
An Army Ranger from New Mexico who lost his hand throwing a grenade away from two fellow soldiers in Afghanistan will become one of only two living service members awarded the elite Medal of Honor in the current round of conflicts, Army officials said Thursday.
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who will receive the nation’s highest award for valor from President Obama on July 12, continued to bark orders at his junior enlistees even as he was being bandaged at the scene of a 45-minute fight with insurgents, members of his unit told reporters.
Here is his profile on the Army’s MOH site.
Reminder! You have until Weds to apply for the Vets 2 Feds Career Development Program.
A Requiem Mass will be held for (former First Lt.) Joe Butzerin at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Monday, July 11th. Starting Friday, July 8, at noon, Joe will be in repose at the Butzerin home at 4903 SW Hill Street, where visitors will be welcome at any time. A wake will be held on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
Originally posted on the West Seattle Blog
Just added a section to our brand new website for job seekers. Look under Resources to find it.
Hello West Seattle. Your local VFW is finally online. Be sure to check our page for the latest news on our activities and events.