VFW Post 9760

VFW Post 9760 We are a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised veterans and service members.
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We are a Community Organization made up of Veterans from Berryville, Virginia and the surrounding area.

02/14/2020

“Washington at War” Historical Talk
Sunday February 16th 2-4 PM
VFW Post 9760
Historian Stephen Campbell will give a riveting talk on George Washington’s military career. Learn about strategies and tactics he employed in defeating one of the world’s strongest militaries. Clarke Historical members $15, nonmembers $20, VFW members free with your VFW identification.

Happy Birthday to Danny “Fox” Longerbeam! The best is yet to come. 🇺🇸
02/09/2020

Happy Birthday to Danny “Fox” Longerbeam! The best is yet to come. 🇺🇸

Navy Veteran and actor Kirk Douglas dies at 103.
02/06/2020
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Navy Veteran and actor Kirk Douglas dies at 103.

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02/05/2020

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Rob Riggle

Most people know him from "The Daily Show," "21 Jump Street," or "NTSF:SD:SUV," but a select few know him first and foremost as a Marine. Rob Riggle spent over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps (1990-2013) and has shown that the military can provide stability while helping pave the way to success. Riggle spent most of his early years in Kansas – he attended high school in Overland Park and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Theater and Film.

Riggle's first military ambition was to be a pilot, but subsequently left flight school to peruse comedy. He served for nine years on active duty before going into the reserves. He became a Public Affairs Officer and was usually attached to Command Elements. Due to his occupational specialty, Riggle served with a number of different units including the 2/2, 3/8, 24th MEU SOC, 2nd MAW, CENTCOM, MTU-17, HQPA, 3rd Bat., and 5th Special Forces Group.

While serving, Riggle visited Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. "My military service definitely helped me understand what the military was up against in Iraq and what they were trying to accomplish. Having served in Afghanistan, I understand how difficult the mission can be," he said in a public interview set up by the Washington Post.

Many celebrity veterans left their service behind once they'd found their stride, but Riggle maintained strong ties to the Marine Corps for many years. In fact, he was still a reservist while his career in entertainment gained traction. While he was acting, performing stand-up comedy, and pitching ideas to Hollywood, Riggle managed to put in the requisite time to the Marine Corps Reserves. However, on January 1, 2013, Riggle announced his retirement from the USMC.

When asked what he most enjoyed about being a Marine, Riggle stated that "One – I earned the title Marine, no one gave it to me. I'll be proud of that as long as I'm alive. Two – Marines are loyal to each other. I like loyalty. Three – Marine Corps history and tradition is something to be proud of, and I've been part of that history for the last 19 years. And four – honor, courage and commitment. Those words really do mean something."

02/01/2020

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22nd
6:00 to 9:00PM
MUSIC BY:
ACOUSTA GROOVES TRIO

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01/31/2020

America's Military History

USS Bunker Hill

In 1945 Bunker Hill was the flagship of Task Force 58, commanded by Vice-Admiral Marc A. Mitscher. Commodore Arleigh Burke was his Chief of Staff, and the admiral's staff all were accommodated aboard the carrier.

In the task force's final drive across the central Pacific, Bunker Hill operated with the other fast carriers and their screening gunships in the Battle of Iwo Jima, the 5th Fleet raids against Honshū and the Nansei Shoto (15 February – 4 March), and the 5th Fleet's support of the Battle of Okinawa. On 7 April 1945, Bunker Hill's planes took part in an attack by the Fast Carrier Task Force of the Pacific Fleet on Imperial Japanese Navy forces in the East China Sea. The carrier's aircraft had located the Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest in the world, which had not been seen since the Battle of Leyte Gulf the previous year. In Operation Ten-Go the battleship, screened by one light cruiser and eight destroyers, steamed toward Okinawa to interfere with the Allied invasion of that island. The aircraft of the task force attacked and sank Yamato, the cruiser, and four of the destroyers.

On the morning of 11 May 1945, while supporting the invasion of Okinawa, Bunker Hill was struck and severely damaged by two Japanese kamikaze planes. A Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane piloted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Seizō Yasunori emerged from low cloud cover, dove toward the flight deck and dropped a 550-pound (250 kilogram) bomb that penetrated the flight deck and exited from the side of the ship at gallery deck level before exploding in the ocean. The Zero next crashed onto the carrier's flight deck, destroying parked warplanes full of aviation fuel and ammunition, causing a large fire. The remains of the Zero went over the deck and dropped into the sea. Then, a short 30 seconds later, a second Zero, piloted by Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, plunged into its suicide dive. The Zero went through the antiaircraft fire, dropped a 550-pound bomb, and then crashed into the flight deck near the carrier's "island", as kamikazes were trained to aim for the island superstructure. The bomb penetrated the flight deck and exploded in the pilot's ready room. Gasoline fires flamed up and several explosions took place.

Bunker Hill lost a total of 346 sailors and airmen killed, 43 more missing (and never found), and 264 wounded. Among the casualties were three officers and nine enlisted men from Mitscher's staff. The admiral relinquished command by visual signal; he and his remaining staff were transferred by breeches buoy to destroyer English and then to Enterprise, which became the flagship. The bomb carried by the second kamikaze penetrated to the pilots' ready room, and 22 members of VF-84 lost their lives in the attack.

Bunker Hill was heavily damaged but was able to steam at 20 knots to Ulithi, where the Marine pilots of VMF-221, who had been aloft during the kamikaze attack and were diverted to other carriers, rejoined their ship. The carrier returned home by way of Pearl Harbor, and was sent to the Bremerton Naval Shipyard for repairs. She was still in the shipyard when the war ended in mid-August 1945.

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01/31/2020
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01/24/2020

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The Campaign in the Philippines, The Invasion of Leyte October - December 1944: American infantry move toward a Japanese machine gun position.

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01/16/2020

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The Battle for Normandy: A US field artillery unit pours a hail of fire into enemy lines on the St Lo sector during the night time bombardment which preceded the final armoured and infantry assault on St Lo. 1944.

America's Military History
01/15/2020

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Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August - December 1944: US soldiers take cover behind their column of vehicles in a tree-lined road and fire mobile guns at German artillery positions which were attempting to outflank the US 3rd Army some 60 miles north-east of Paris.

America's Military History
01/15/2020

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The recapture of the Aleutian Islands in the Northern Pacific May 1943: A US Army mortar team dug in on Chicago Ridge on Attu Island.

The Clarke County Honor Guard is made up of volunteers from the Berryville VFW 9760 regular and auxiliary members and Am...
01/13/2020

The Clarke County Honor Guard is made up of volunteers from the Berryville VFW 9760 regular and auxiliary members and American Legion Post 41 Berryville, VA members. The Clarke Honor Guard provides military honors at funerals and memorial services for deceased veterans. In 2019 the Clarke County Honor Guard provided military honors for 33 veterans who had honorably served their country. The Honor Guard also participated in Veterans Day and Memorial Day services in the County.
This is a picture of a few of the members at a recent funeral. The Honor Guard does not charge for their services but do accept contributions to help defer cost of uniforms and equipment. If you would like to donate to a worthy cause consider sending your donation to P. O. Box 331, Berryville, Va. 22611.

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01/11/2020

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Troops of the American 28th Infantry Regiment firing at the enemy from a ruined house at either Bonvillers or Mont-Bonvillers, 22 May 1918.

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01/06/2020

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Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on February 2, 1945. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer.

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01/05/2020

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Second Lieutenant Val Browning firing a 1917 Browning machine gun invented by his father, John Browning, at Thillombois, France, 5 October 1918.

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01/05/2020

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American ground crew attaching bombs to a Breguet bomber before flight at Amanty, France,29 July 1918. On right is Major J.Dunsworth of 96th Aero Squadron.

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01/04/2020

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American Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment-79th Infantry Division receive wine from French civilians during a lull in the fighting around Drusenheim, France on January 6, 1945.

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01/04/2020

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US infantrymen moving toward the small Italian town of Itri, in the foothills of the Aurunci mountains, about 75 miles (120Km) south of Rome; Mid-May, 1944.

01/01/2020

A Salute to some members we lost in 2019:

Harold R. Longerbeam
3/20/1940-2/2/2019
U. S. Navy Vietnam

Col. John A. Gallagher USAF(Ret)
4/15/1939-4/30/2019
Air Force Vietnam

James "Doodle" Shepherd
7/20/1935-7/16/2019
U. S. Army Korea

Henry Linster
7/26/1931-7/27/2019
U. S. Navy Korea and Vietnam

Cletus J. Black, Jr.
8/11/1949-9/19/2019
U. S. Army Vietnam

Walter N. Rutherford
10/19/1926-11/14/2019
U. S. Navy WWII

Col. James L. Longerbeam, Sr. U.S. Army(Ret)
7/23/1932-12/23/2019
Korea and Vietnam

Lawson S. Triplett “Jr.”
3/25/1935-12/23/2019
U. S. Air Force

An early New Year's Eve celebration at the Post tonight.
01/01/2020

An early New Year's Eve celebration at the Post tonight.

The Clarke County Honor Guard was proud to participate along with the Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Team at the fu...
12/31/2019

The Clarke County Honor Guard was proud to participate along with the Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Team at the funeral for Clarke County native Col. James L. Longerbeam Ret.

The Children's Christmas Party of 2019 was wonderful. Thanks to all the families who brought their kids out to spend tim...
12/22/2019

The Children's Christmas Party of 2019 was wonderful. Thanks to all the families who brought their kids out to spend time with us. We enjoyed games, prizes, goddy bags, crafts, lunch, making reindeer food and a visit from Santa and Mrs Clause for gifts! Can't wait until next time! 😊🎄🎁

We're stealing our good friends pics from over at Johnson Williams Middle School 😊 Previous Commander Tom Vorisek and st...
12/17/2019

We're stealing our good friends pics from over at Johnson Williams Middle School 😊 Previous Commander Tom Vorisek and standing Commander Chris Birch present the award to Rebecca Dillon as winner of VFW Teacher of the Year! Congratulations Ms. Dillon!

Hi Everyone,We had a fundraiser at the VFW Post 9760 canteen on Dec. 7th for Marine Corps Toys 4 Tots. Thanks to all of ...
12/13/2019
Marine Toys for Tots

Hi Everyone,
We had a fundraiser at the VFW Post 9760 canteen on Dec. 7th for Marine Corps Toys 4 Tots. Thanks to all of those that have donated and to those that volunteered their time to help this amazing cause. We are nearing $2000 in donations as well as a lot of toys.
The toy box is still in the lobby, and we will still be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for another week or so. Please feel free to drop off some toys and support local children who don't have as much as others. Monetary donations are accepted as well, and can be left with the canteen staff. Ring the buzzer, and they will let you in. There are donation jars in the canteen, or you can leave it with the staff.
I will be doing a couple more raffles in the canteen, then i will put it all together and send to our local T4T rep. We've raised over $3000/year in past years, but I'm happy with whatever we can do as a community this year. It all goes to a great cause and will help put a smile on a child's face! Thanks in advance!

https://www.toysfortots.org

Respectfully,
Tim Gray
VFW Post 9760 Auxiliary Trustee

The Children's Christmas Party is on Sunday,  December 22nd at 1pm. There will be food, prizes, crafts, games, fun and a...
12/07/2019

The Children's Christmas Party is on Sunday, December 22nd at 1pm. There will be food, prizes, crafts, games, fun and a visit from Santa and Mrs Clause! Members and Auxiliary members can sign your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews up in the canteen or you can reply here. Please do so by Wednesday, 12/18 so that Santa can prepares.

A Berryville icon, Walter N. Rutherford, Jr. passed away today at the age of 93. Walter was a WWII U. S. Navy veteran an...
11/15/2019

A Berryville icon, Walter N. Rutherford, Jr. passed away today at the age of 93. Walter was a WWII U. S. Navy veteran and a U. S. Postal Service letter carrier in Berryville for over forty years. Walter was a life member and past Commander of VFW Post 9760.
Walter will be sadly missed by all of his friends, family and the community he served.
Our prayers go out to his daughter Delores and son Scott.

Warrior Hike participants hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. They are currentlyin Roanoke area and will be passing thr...
06/03/2019

Warrior Hike participants hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. They are currently
in Roanoke area and will be passing through our area in next few weeks.

The community luncheon was a success! Thank you to the Auxiliaries of the VFW and the American Legion for the wonderful ...
05/27/2019

The community luncheon was a success! Thank you to the Auxiliaries of the VFW and the American Legion for the wonderful food and desserts. So many wonderful people came together in fellowship and remembrance. We are proud of our small town.

American Legion Post 41 Berryville, VA
05/27/2019

American Legion Post 41 Berryville, VA

Almost 400 people gather for a beautiful Memorial Day Service in our small town this afternoon. It was a true community event with the Clarke County High School Band, Sons of the American Revolution, Clarke County Honor Guard, scout groups, and local dignitaries participating. Our theme this year was “Women in the Military” and Colonel Nancy Braswell, USAF (Ret.), delivered the keynote address. After the service a free public luncheon was held at VFW Post 9760. The event was sponsored by VFW Post 9760 and American Legion Post 41.

American Legion Post 41 Berryville, VA
05/26/2019

American Legion Post 41 Berryville, VA

Clarke County’s Memorial Day Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th, in Rose Hill Park in Berryville. The theme of the program this year will be “Women in the Military”. Colonel Nancy S. Braswell, USAF (Retired) will be the speaker. Volunteers are needed to help setup chairs for the service. If you can help, meet at John Enders Fire Department at 9:00 a.m. on May 26th. In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day Service will be held in Berryville’s Barns of Rose Hill. VFW Post 9760 and American Legion Post 41, invite all attendees to join them at approximately 3:30 p.m. for a free luncheon at the VFW Social Hall at 425 South Buckmarsh Street in Berryville.

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 We remember.
05/25/2019

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
We remember.

On Sunday, May 19th, It was the Auxiliary of Post 9760's pleasure to award five $1,000 scholarships to 4 young women and...
05/21/2019

On Sunday, May 19th, It was the Auxiliary of Post 9760's pleasure to award five $1,000 scholarships to 4 young women and one young man to help with their College expenses.

Thank you to everyone who participates in our fundraisers through the year as this is how we are able to provide.

In looking at applicants, their Patroitism (participating in our Patriot's Pen or Voice of Democracy contest, helping with Kids Voting or maybe helping our with the Post's celebrations) always shines through.

Pictured are Kamryn Anderson, Bryce Carper, Alyssa Coffelt, Sarah Dalton, Hannah Welton and Secretary to the Aux of Post 9760, Jodi Lowery, (who may or may not have forgotten to breathe while presenting 😄)

Congratulations to all of the Graduates of CCHS Class of 2019!

The little ones had a terrific day full of crafts, goodies, games, bunny sack races, prizes, lunch, an egg hunt and best...
04/14/2019

The little ones had a terrific day full of crafts, goodies, games, bunny sack races, prizes, lunch, an egg hunt and best of all a visit from the Easter bunny! This is all made possible due to the funding from the VFW and help from its auxiliary.

Don't forget, tonight is April in Paris with the Friday Dinner from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Dinner will be Spirale de Jambon...
04/05/2019

Don't forget, tonight is April in Paris with the Friday Dinner from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Dinner will be Spirale de Jambon en Trancher (spiral sliced ham), Haricot Verts (French green beans), and Dauphinoise (French cheese potatoes) with your choice of dessert. Cost is $9/plate. Hope to see you at the post for this wonderful meal!!!

VFW Auxiliary Flash Cash Party is April 13th! The proceeds go to local scholarships in which we have been providing arou...
04/04/2019

VFW Auxiliary Flash Cash Party is April 13th! The proceeds go to local scholarships in which we have been providing around $4,000.00 depending on how our fundraiser goes. Please come out and support your local students. You can purchase your tickets in the canteen. All info in the pic below. Meal is chicken, ham, cole slaw, mac n cheese, beans, rolls and dessert. There will be raffles and tip jars. Open to the public.

The VFW Annual Children's Easter Party is on Sunday, April 14 at 1 pm. Please sign your little person up (12 and under) ...
04/04/2019
Easter Party

The VFW Annual Children's Easter Party is on Sunday, April 14 at 1 pm. Please sign your little person up (12 and under) in the canteen or let us know here by commenting. There will be an Easter egg hunt, craft, goodies, games and prizes. Lunch will be provided and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Members, Aux Members and their children (grandchildren, nieces and nephews) are welcome. Please bring your Easter Basket and don't forget to sign up so the Bunny knows how many eggs to hide!

YAY! The VFW Annual Children’s Easter Party is on! April 14th @ 1pm. Games, prizes, crafts, lunch, Easter egg hunt and a visit from the…. Easter Bunny! Please sign your child up so the Easter bunny knows how many eggs to hide! Bring your Easter Basket!

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425 S Buckmarsh St
Berryville, VA
22611

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00
Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

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(540) 955-9812

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The Clarke County Community Band would, once again have a PowerPoint presentation that includes pictures of local veterans to show at our upcoming Veterans Day Ceremony. The band would like to have mores pictures. Please send photographs of veterans, include name of the veteran to Julie at [email protected]
The Clarke County Community Band would, once again, like to have a Power Point presentation that includes pictures of local veterans to show at our upcoming Veterans Day Ceremony. The presentation was such a big hit last year they have agreed to do it again this year. The band would like to have more pictures. So if you have a photograph of someone you would like to include please send a photo with the name of the veteran, to Julie at [email protected].
Post meeting on Monday October 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Inaugural Veterans Day Parade in Martinsburg, WV Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
Please join us at Virginia VFW District 7
Wanted to share this awesome photo of my son. As an auxiliary member, I love that he is on the team sponsored by Post 9760...
To the Members of VFW Post 9760: I wanted to inform everyone about a Mission of Remembrance over upcoming Memorial Day weekend called, Ruck to Remember. This 3 day mission has been going on over the last 6 years from Harper’s Ferry, WV to Arlington National Cemetery. Those involved are active duty, veterans, first responders, and every day ordinary citizens. The mission starts on the Appalachian Trail, winds its way to Purcellville, VA on Day 1, then onto Ashburn, VA on Day 2 via the W&OD Trail and then eventually to Arlington National Cemetery at the beginning of Day 3. There are stories of valor that are told by those rucking over the course of the 3 days. There is a full 60 mile option and also a 6 “Final Miles” option that goes around all of the memorials on the National Mall. We look forward to seeing you out there and for more information please see the web site,
I would like to thank VFW Post 9760 for what they do for our 4H group. A special thanks to the gentleman that helped us out tonight with our situation. I love our community and this is one of the reasons why. Thank you and may God bless
🇺🇸 🇺🇸 “The Walking Stick” 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Today, our son SFC DAVID J. Todd, Jr , received a gift, from Bob Hamill , a disabled Veteran, who supports our troops and families. We cannot thank Bob enough for this Wonderful gift! Amanda, his wife and Bob worked tirelessly to make this Fallen Hero’s, “Walking Stick” possible. The video I created is just a glimpse at what it takes to make a Walking Stick, it all starts by taking a walk in the woods........ Also thanking the VFW Post 9760 in Berryville, Va in assisting with the postage/packing/sending these gifts to the parents of Fallen Hero’s. I wrote this poem for you Bob, my gift to you .... “Walking Stick” As I walk thru these woods A Walking Stick, I seek Has to be sturdy and strong Nothing less will do For it has to stand out in the crowd It has an image to project You see, a Heroes picture he will have and a story will be told Of this courageous soldier Who fought a war and died for you and me A Walking Stick tall and strong Protected by the Briars Weathered by the wind and storms nothing else will do As I walk thru these woods I feel a presence with me, I feel many Heroes by my side Saying “take this “stick” , it is so Much like me”! Written by 12/15/17 Mary Todd Gold Star Mom
Due to very cold temperatures on Saturday, the Berryville-Clarke County Veterans Day Service will held at the Barns of Rose Hill at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 11th.
We could use a few volunteers to work the rally against suicide on Sunday, September 10. If you can spare a few hours please contact me. Thanks