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Fox 11-14-2012 23:56

How many VFW members here?
 
I have been a life member since my first deployment started in 2008.

$420 for Life Membership is the way to go IMO.

fnfalman 11-15-2012 00:34

American Legion here. They got better bar and grub.

AirCav 11-15-2012 11:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fox (Post 19633148)
I have been a life member since my first deployment started in 2008.

$420 for Life Membership is the way to go IMO.

Life member but not very active. Moved away from my original post and haven't transferred to a new one yet.

md2lgyk 11-15-2012 11:49

I looked into the VFW when I got out of the Navy in 1975. I was told I was ineligible because I couldn't prove I was ever in a war zone. I was in the submarine service, and where the boats went and what they did was classified (and still is), so there was no way I could prove something like that. Interestingly, years later the VFW changed its rules and I was then eligible to join. Never did.

55D 11-15-2012 14:58

I tried to join when I got back from Vietnam in 1967. I was very rudely rejected and told "We don't want your kind."

raven11 11-15-2012 15:11

don't really see a reason to

roger123 11-15-2012 15:15

Life member for several years, not active though, too much else going on.

blackjack 11-15-2012 15:29

Both the VFW and the Legion use some bad databases for their mailings. I served in the US Army but not during the time periods/places that qualify for membership yet I keep getting the mailings. I think I might apply the Groucho Marx rule, anyway.

2-8 Marine 11-15-2012 15:29

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Originally Posted by 55D (Post 19635260)
I tried to join when I got back from Vietnam in 1967. I was very rudely rejected and told "We don't want your kind."

I had a similar experience back in the ,70s and therefore discarded the VFW until '04 when they actively sought my participation by paying for my life membership. I even served as Post Chaplain and as a member of the Color Guard. I figure, let bygones be bygones. :supergrin:

Fox 11-15-2012 15:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by 55D (Post 19635260)
I tried to join when I got back from Vietnam in 1967. I was very rudely rejected and told "We don't want your kind."

Sounds like some old boys wanted to keep it an old boys club. I would have got in their face and asked "and what kind would that be" and I would have demanded an answer.

I would have also have written a letter to the national HQ. That post would have alot of explaining to do.

syntaxerrorsix 11-15-2012 16:26

I contributed for about 5 years and then lost interest. I have no experience with the my new local post.

Chiefret 11-15-2012 16:54

Life Member at Post 5890. One year Jr Vice, and two years Sr Vice Commnader. I haven't been active for several years after that though.

ParaBear 11-16-2012 18:09

VFW Life Member for almost 20 years. Usually to busy to go much, but a membership that does not expire is useful for buying CMP rifles every few years.:cool:

*ASH* 11-16-2012 18:16

my dad was ww2 veteran and he said they all were nothing but beer gardens .:rofl::rofl:


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