Commander’s Highlights

The notice for 2022 dues have been e-mailed to those with an email address.  If you have not received the email, or if National does not have an email for you, please send your 2022 dues of $35 to P. O. Box 93, Waverly, IA 50677.  Any questions, please give me a call at 319-352-3012 or 319-269-9541.  Thanks for your cooperation!

I can’t believe we are next to the last month of 2021.
I know that many of us have lost family members however in my case we’ve gained members
thru the birth of babies some 2 at a time.
The Waverly Posts have lost a bunch of Veterans to the point of recruiting has become very necessary.
I hope you all will agree.
In the months coming up I will be asking AMVETS members to give a short or long story regarding  their military service. I will start by giving my story. I enlisted in the U S Navy right after graduating high school ( I’m sure some of you don’t think I did). I took boot camp training at Great Lakes Naval base in the Chicago area. I had the tough job as the company flag bearer in all the marching time we did. After boot camp I was sent to Norman Oklahoma for more training in a class of more than 300 other Naval men. I was able to graduate 4th highest in the class. This gave me the opportunity for more training at Memphis Tennessee in a class of 26 Navy and Marines learning about airplanes. Ending at the top of the class. 
That gave me choice a duty station from those that were available. I picked Miramar Naval Air
Station California. I was assigned to photographic squadron VFP 61 working on airplane hydraulics systems. I’m going to stop here and continue next month.
Now how to bring this thing to it’s end?
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall with music to follow.
How many Veterans are missing out on all this good stuff that I put out there because they aren’t members of AMVETS Post 79.
You guessed it RECRUIT !! RECRUIT !!! RECRUIT !!!!
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