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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.
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Next Post 2208 Meeting
Tuesday May 12th 7:30 PM
Waverly Iowa American Legion
208 8th Ave Sw, Waverly, IA
Post 2208 Auxiliary Meeting
Tuesday February 19th 7:30 PM
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
assessment $10.
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.
WAVERLY, Iowa- It's taken a long time, but an Iowa serviceman who died in Vietnam will finally be buried with
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:

Department of Iowa 94th Annual State Convention will be June 4-7, 2015 at the Isle Casino
Hotel Bettendorf, 1800 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.

116th Annual National Convention will be July 18 – 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2015 Fall Pow-Wow will be October 2- 4, 2015 at the Meskwaki Bingo & Casino Hotel 1504
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.
Memorial Day schedule

Memorial Day schedule and activities for Waverly:
Waverly’s Memorial Day activities for Monday, May 25, 2015, will start: with assembly for the parade at 10:00
a.m. and parade leaving the Civic Center area at 10:30 a.m. There will be the traditional ceremony honoring
those whom lost their lives at sea in service to their country on the Bremer Ave. bridge. The parade will then
continue on 1st St. SW to Harlington Cemetery for the formal activities. In case of rain, the activities will take
place at WSR High School.

Waverly’s Veterans organizations ask for your support and attendance to ensure that we show honor and
respect to those that have gone before us. AMVETS Post 79 is the scheduled organizer of this year’s
activities, but all service personnel and supporter are invited to participate.

Volunteers are needed at the following dates and times:
– Thursday, May 21st, 9:00 a.m. – to place small flags on the graves of all veterans in Harlington Cemetery.
– 9:00 a.m. – to set up and install Flanders Field.
– Saturday, May 23rd, 9:00 a.m. – to put up the Avenue of Flags at Harlington Cemetery.

– Monday, May 25th, 2:00 p.m. – gather small flags from grave sites.
– 4:00 p.m. – removal of Avenue of Flags and Flanders Field.

The WAVP Canteen (Legion Hall) will be open at 12:00 noon on Memorial Day for lunch prepared by the
AMVETS Auxiliary. Anyone interested in assisting with a dish, salad or dessert may contact
Ted Lanske, 319-240-0734, but everyone is welcome to share lunch and friendship.
The WAVP Canteen will also be available after the flags are removed for a Hors d’oeuvre party (potluck) and
everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the afternoon.

Ted Lanske, AMVETS Post Commander

  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