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Veteran Voices

  • Commander of the Year

     Bill Conquest, commander of the Sons Squadron of AMVETS Post 88, was awarded the Sons "Commander of the Year Award" at the 66th Annual Department of Florida Convention held June 10-12 in Orlando at the Rosen Centre Hotel.  Commander Mark Englert, department officer of Squadron No. 67 presented Conquest the award at the banquet. 

  • DAV donation, appreciation

     DAV member Harry Coleman (seated), of Chiefland, presents a check to DAV Chapter 63 Commander Fred Heirnrich (front right) for the repair of the Chapter’s roof.

    In turn, Heinrich presents Coleman with a certificate of appreciation, a DAV Life membership lapel pin and a DAV baseball cap.

  • Army history: Still the forgotten war

    By  Jeffrey G. Hawks
    Army Heritage Education Center Foundation  

  • In honor of mothers

    Chiefland MOCA (Military Order of Cootie) visits the Tri County Nursing Home in honor of Mother's Day. They delivered a carnation and soft toy to all the female occupants and chatted with them for a while. From Left, Susan Haines, Tom Brown, Dee Bazar, Roz Boudreau, Sharon Bolton and Kary Colson.    

  • Military news

     Army Pvt. Jessica E. Seeloff, daughter of Karen Seeloff of Trenton, and niece of Tami Moses of Old Town,  has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  Seeloff graduated in 2010 from Trenton High School.

  • Rolling Thunder's 2nd Annual Salute To Veterans

       Rolling Thunder's 2nd Annual Salute To Veterans is Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m.-5  p.m. at Seminole Harley Davidson, 620 Hickman Circle, Sanford.

  • World War II veterans meet

     World War II veterans are invited to join their comrades on Thursday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ivy House Restaurant, 106 N. Main St., Williston.

  • Veteran love

     On behalf of the VFW Ladies Aux Post 5625,  member Roz Boudreau   gets ready to take No. 44 can tabs to Ronald MacDonald House in Gainesville.

  • Honoring our vets

    Sgt. Pete Barnes, of Chiefland, right, a K-9 officer with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, is presented with the Officer of the Year award for American Legion Post No. 236 and AMVETS Post No. 444 by AMVETS State Veterans Service Officer Ivan Chubb.  Maj. Evan Sullivan, center, head of law enforcement for the sheriff's office, said Barnes is "a can-do guy." Chubb said, "You're the only body I know that everybody likes." Chubb said Barnes is also a military
    veteran.

  • Shriners honor one 'standing tall'

    Dixie Shrine Club President John Long presents Roz Boudreau of Chiefland and the VFW Post 5625 Ladies Auxiliary the Shriners Standing Tall Award for Outstanding Support of  Shriners Hospital for Children. Boudreau collected over $4,500 plus donated items, including crochet afghans and soft toys for the Tampa Shrine hospital during 2010.