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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

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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.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    American Legion here. They got better bar and grub.
     

  3. AirCav

    AirCav Out Front! CLM

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    Life member but not very active. Moved away from my original post and haven't transferred to a new one yet.
     
  4. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk

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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.
     
  5. 55D

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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."
     
  6. raven11

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    don't really see a reason to
     
  7. roger123

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

    blackjack

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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.
     
  9. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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* FURBANITE

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