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You may like to view
a video on Master
Sergeant Raul
Perez Benavidez he
was a member of
the Studies and
Group of the United
States Army. He
received the Medal
of Honor for his
actions in combat
near Lộc Ninh,
South Vietnam on
May 2, 1968.

Charlie Meier
Returning Vets: VFW Post 2208 would like to give a Free one year VFW membership to all qualified
returning military personnel.
Wartburg has
info for you.

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Post 2208 Meeting held at the
Waverly Iowa American Legion
208 8th Ave Sw, Waverly, IA
2208  BY-LAWS Approved
June 7 2013

This information is for all who renew their VFW memberships annually.
This year VFW Post 2208’s dues will remain at the $25 amount.

Beginning next year, VFW National has increased our post’s Our
annual membership dues will therefore increase from $25 to $35
beginning with the next (2014) membership year.  
Because of this increase, you may want to consider renewing as a life
The following is the cost for a life membership.
Your age by 1 January:
Thru 30 - $425, 31-40 - $410, 41-50 - $375, 51-60 - $335, 61-70 -
$290, 71-80 - $225

If you decide to renew as a life member, leave at, or mail your check to
VFW Post 2208 along with your date of birth and we will sign you up.  
This life membership can also be paid on a 12 month or 24 month
payment plan.  
Contact Charlie Meier at or 319-239-2058
for information on the installment plans.
full military honors. Donald McGrane, of Waverly, was a Navy Aviation Anti-submarine technician on a
helicopter flying a search and rescue mission when enemy fire shot it down in July, 1967. McGrane and three
crew members died in the crash. Since then searchers found their remains, but it took years to identify them all.
Now all four will be buried together April 2nd, at Arlington National Cemetery.
This is probably the best search list
ever compiled about Vietnam.

It would take months to look at everything this site offers.

More info than you ever needed…..    

Click on the link below.
Click Here for RESOURCE

Mark your Calendars:

305th St., Tama, Iowa.

2015 Big Ten Conference will be Oct. 16-18, 2015 at the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, 1800 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.

Department of Iowa 95th Annual State Convention will be June 2-5, 2016 at the Grand Harbor
Resort Hotel, 350 Bell St., Dubuque, IA 52001.

If you have not seen this it is well worth your time.

  A wonderful **multi**-dimensional tribute to those who served in Vietnam.*

This is probably one of the best videos on Vietnam that I have seen.  It
certainly brought back memories.

*This video is 28 minutes long* , so be sure you have time to watch it all
the way through. There are thousands of similar accounts of those who
served in Vietnam, and this video does a great job of accurately expressing
many of those experiences.

Please pass this on to others – Veterans who served in any capacity.
Spring District meetings with the Department Reps listed.  
Posts that wish to submit resolutions at State Convention, remember you need to present said resolution to the

District first.  It must be voted on and if it passes, it will then be brought before the State Convention

Resolutions Committee for consideration.
          Jerry D Black


 VFW Department of Iowa

Meals and Meetings

September 8 @ 7:30 pm  VFW Meeting
September 15 @ 5:00 pm  VFW Auxiliary Meeting
September 17 @ 5:30 – 7:00  VFW meal @ WAVP (Legion hall)  

October 13 @ 7:30 pm  VFW Meeting  
October 15 @ 5:30 – 7:00  VFW meal @ WAVP (Legion hall)
October 20 @ 5:00 pm  VFW Auxiliary Meeting

November 10 @ 7:30 pm  VFW Meeting
November 17 @ 5:00 pm  VFW Auxiliary Meeting
November 19 @ 5:30 – 7:00  VFW meal @ WAVP (Legion hall)  

December 8 @ 7:30 pm  VFW Meeting
December 15 @ 5:00 pm  VFW Auxiliary Meeting
December 17 @ 5:30 – 7:00  VFW meal @ WAVP (Legion hall)