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Old 11-14-2012, 23:56   #1
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 00:34   #2
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American Legion here. They got better bar and grub.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:41   #3
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:49   #4
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 14:58   #5
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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."
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:11   #6
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don't really see a reason to
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:15   #7
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:29   #8
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:29   #9
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:30   #10
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 16:26   #11
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I contributed for about 5 years and then lost interest. I have no experience with the my new local post.
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Old 11-15-2012, 16:54   #12
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Old 11-16-2012, 18:09   #13
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Old 11-16-2012, 18:16   #14
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my dad was ww2 veteran and he said they all were nothing but beer gardens .
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