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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.

Steps for using VA
America's Veteran - Valued, Experienced, Trained. - visit
Post 2208 Meetings held at the
Waverly Iowa American Legion
208 8th Ave Sw, Waverly, IA
2208  BY-LAWS
Approved June 7

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

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

*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
General Orders
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May Dates

May 10th at 7 pm is VFW Post 2208’s meeting

ay 19th from 5:30 to 7 pm is the VFW Post 2208’s meal.  Iowa Chop
dinner by Darrel B. $7.00

ay 17th at 5 pm is VFW Post 2208’s Auxiliary meeting

VFW State Convention in June:

2016 STATE CONVENTION: The 95th Annual Iowa State Convention will be June 2
thru June 5, 2016 at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark Hotel, 350 Bell St,
Dubuque, Iowa 52001.

Please call 563-690-3270 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention you are with
VFW State Convention. The single room rates are $80 a night for Thursday &
Friday and $129 for Saturday night. For each additional person there will be a $10
charge. The cutoff date for this rate is May 3, 2016.

IOWA GRAND COOTIE CONVENTION: The Iowa Grand Cootie Convention will be
held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Grand Harbor Resort Hotel, 350 Bell Street,
Dubuque, IA 52001. The Convention will begin at 10 am in Meeting room 3.
On May 15th, F X Cretzmeyer III and his wife Linda took a tour of the new WAVP building and made a donation of
several family artifacts of his great uncle, Joe W Cretzmeyer.  
Joe was the first Bremer Co. casualty of WW 1 and  VFW Post 2208 was named after him.   
Cooties Pup Tent 69 meeting is on Monday, 23 May at 7 pm