The officers and members of our VFW Post are saddened by the passing of our friend Russell. Russell was a life member of our Post and supporter of our community. He never missed an opportunity to lead visitors to join him in singing at every city event: Memorial Day,4th of July, 9/11 Memorial Service, Veterans Day. Russell always paid tribute to his brother who was killed in action in WWll by singing "My Buddy." Friends & family will miss Russell as he is now reunited with His Buddy.
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YOUR POST MEETING SCHEDULE Post meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00PM. ALL QUALIFIED VETERAN MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. Your participation at these meetings is invaluable, as we rely on your input, suggestions and support to help the Post continue its growth and expansion. PLEASE plan to attend the next meeting.
Volunteers needed for our Post "HONOR GUARD" Duties include: Positions as flag bearers while marching in parades, official ceremonies & memorial events. Please leave your name and contact information with any of our barstaff.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
MONDAY - THURSDAY 9:30AM - 10:00PM+
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 9:30AM - MIDNIGHT+
SUNDAY - 10:00AM- 10:00PM+
WELCOME MEMBERS AND VISITORS
VFW POST 1963, Sea Isle City, is proud to have been a contributor to the memory honoring our veterans. On Memorial Day 2010, Sea Isle's mayor, Leonard C. Desiderio and Post Commander, Charles (Chick) Haines, presided over a dedication ceremony honoring the newly constructed Veteran's Memorial. The Memorial can be visited day or night and is located at the intersection of JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. All are encouraged to visit the Memorial and surrounding Veteran's Park.
Charles (Chick) Haines, Commander
While in the navy, Chick served two tours of duty in Vietnam (69-71). He was assigned to a PBR (Patrol Boat River). As a River Rat, he patrolled the back waters in the Mekong Delta, south of Saigon.
Mike Rodgers, Sr. Vice Commander
While in the army, Mike was a Public Information Office photographer (65/67). Responsibilities included photographing visiting dignitaries meetings with the president. In 67/68, Mike served as a combat photographer in Viet Nam.
Doug Heyser, Quartermaster.
Doug served in the Navy submarine service from March 1966 until August 1967. He served on the USS Grampus. In November of 1967 he transferred to the MCB 133 Seabees Mobile Construction Battalion, Vietnam. He was then assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Security platoon. During his tour of duty in Viet Nam, Doug received the Purple Heart in July 1968.
Tim Mac Aleer, Jr. Vice Commander
Tim served in the Army from 1965 to 1971. His tour of duty included 13 months with the 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry as a Tactical Communications Chief on the DMZ (Korea). While on the DMZ his team supported LRRP (Long Range Roving Patrols), DMZ stakeout teams, sniper activities, and IMJIM River and LIBBY Bridge guard.
Charles J. Adams, Adjudant
Charlie served in the army from 1969 to 1971. His duty stations included: Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Sill, OK, and Fort Chaffee, AR. He also did a tour of duty in Vietnam where he worked with the Army Corps of Engineers. His engineering and management skills earned him a Bronze Star while working on the Long Bien Jail.
John Orlowski, Service Officer
John joind the Air Force in August of 1961. He served in Viet Nam as a C-130 flight mechanic, providing our bases with much needed supplies, ammo, etc. He left the Air force in December 1968 but served in the Air Force Reserve until 1997. Stationed at McGuire AFB he was the Chief Wing Slight Engineer 514 MAW.