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How many VFW members here?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Fox, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    6,710
    266
    Nov 7, 2001
    USA
    I have been a life member since my first deployment started in 2008.

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

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    51,733
    4,070
    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    American Legion here. They got better bar and grub.
     

  3. AirCav

    AirCav Out Front! CLM

    1,951
    213
    Aug 12, 2000
    Tennessee
    Life member but not very active. Moved away from my original post and haven't transferred to a new one yet.
     
  4. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk

    1,569
    34
    Mar 23, 2001
    WV
    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.
     
  5. 55D

    55D

    117
    0
    Apr 17, 2001
    Concord, CA
    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."
     
  6. raven11

    raven11

    8,760
    6
    Jan 27, 2009
    Illinois
    don't really see a reason to
     
  7. roger123

    roger123

    1,287
    295
    Feb 23, 2012
    VA Beach, VA
    Life member for several years, not active though, too much else going on.
     
  8. blackjack

    blackjack

    2,860
    462
    Jan 22, 2000
    Sand Springs OK
    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.
     
  9. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

    1,264
    0
    Oct 30, 2009
    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:
     
  10. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    6,710
    266
    Nov 7, 2001
    USA
    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.
     
  11. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

    9,476
    167
    Oct 3, 2000
    Lakeland, FL.
    I contributed for about 5 years and then lost interest. I have no experience with the my new local post.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. ParaBear

    ParaBear

    240
    0
    Apr 2, 2005
    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:
     
  14. *ASH*

    *ASH*

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    3,096
    Jan 12, 2008
    barbed
    my dad was ww2 veteran and he said they all were nothing but beer gardens .:rofl::rofl: