DAV Russell Leicht Chapter 3

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2021 National Convention
07/21/2021
2021 National Convention

2021 National Convention

The DAV & DAV Auxiliary National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL from July 29 – August 3, 2021.

07/14/2021

This is a video that was made for our chapter to help the community know more about the DAV and the local chapter in Green Bay. We thank those who support us and the Veterans. Through volunteering and donations, we are able to help veterans in our community. Keep up the excellent work everyone, leave no Veteran behind and strive to "Keep our Promise to the Men and Women Who Served."

DAV statement on withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan - DAV
07/09/2021
DAV statement on withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan - DAV

DAV statement on withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan - DAV

There has been much for our nation to consider as the American military presence in Afghanistan winds down after nearly two full decades of conflict. One thing that requires no debate, however, is our solemn duty to care for the men and women who have served around the globe since 9/11. Each individ...

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07/04/2021

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From all of us at DAV, have a joyous Independence Day!

The Outpost Episode 1 | July 2021
07/02/2021
The Outpost Episode 1 | July 2021

The Outpost Episode 1 | July 2021

Welcome to The Outpost, a new show on Life TV from the Winnebago County DAV Chapter 17. Hosted by Mike Hert and Adam Alexander.

Lots of fun during Forget-Me-Not drive at the Booyah game!
07/01/2021

Lots of fun during Forget-Me-Not drive at the Booyah game!

Lots of fun during Forget-Me-Not drive at the Booyah game!

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06/19/2021

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More than 155 years old, Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. It's celebrated on June 19 because it was on this day in 1865 that Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, of the Union Army, landed in Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free.

The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for
06/16/2021
The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for

The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the three Barber brothers of New London, Wisconsin, who were killed during World War II aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, were accounted for.

The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for
06/16/2021
The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for

The 3 Barber brothers killed aboard the USS Oklahoma are accounted for

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the three Barber brothers of New London, Wisconsin, who were killed during World War II aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, were accounted for.

06/06/2021
PDC and Chapter 3 Member Holly Hoppe out is the heat doing an amazing job volunteering for our Forget Me Nots drive.
06/05/2021

PDC and Chapter 3 Member Holly Hoppe out is the heat doing an amazing job volunteering for our Forget Me Nots drive.

PDC and Chapter 3 Member Holly Hoppe out is the heat doing an amazing job volunteering for our Forget Me Nots drive.

DAV WI State Commander and Chapter 3 member Matt Kempainen and DAVA Unit 3 members Anna and Shaelyn Kempainen. Also pict...
06/05/2021

DAV WI State Commander and Chapter 3 member Matt Kempainen and DAVA Unit 3 members Anna and Shaelyn Kempainen. Also pictured Carrie Schwartz. Enjoying a beautiful day doing Forget Me Nots.

Chapter 3 members doing an amazing job thank you for your service and volunteering.
06/05/2021

Chapter 3 members doing an amazing job thank you for your service and volunteering.

Chapter 3 members doing an amazing job thank you for your service and volunteering.

Chapter 3 member Ken Peterson doing 9 hours yesterday, thank you so much for your service and volunteering.
06/05/2021

Chapter 3 member Ken Peterson doing 9 hours yesterday, thank you so much for your service and volunteering.

Chapter 3 member Ken Peterson doing 9 hours yesterday, thank you so much for your service and volunteering.

05/31/2021

Very sad today to have lost dear friend and former National Commander of the DAV, wounded Vietnam veteran Jim Sursely.
A tremendous American who was an inspiration to our younger wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. A great mentor.
God bless you and RIP my friend.
Condolences to Jeanie and all of your family.
You will be missed.

https://avdlm.org/governance/board-of-directors/james-jim-sursely/

05/31/2021

Very sad today to have lost dear friend and former National Commander of the DAV, wounded Vietnam veteran Jim Sursely.
A tremendous American who was an inspiration to our younger wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. A great mentor.
God bless you and RIP my friend.
Condolences to Jeanie and all of your family.
You will be missed.

https://avdlm.org/governance/board-of-directors/james-jim-sursely/

Chapter 3 Officers being installed by Dept Commander Matt Kempainen. Have a great year and thank you for all you do.
05/28/2021

Chapter 3 Officers being installed by Dept Commander Matt Kempainen. Have a great year and thank you for all you do.

Remember Our Heroes
05/22/2021
Remember Our Heroes

Remember Our Heroes

DAV is dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives. We ensure veterans gain access to the resources they deserve.

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05/21/2021

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Oosterbeek, Holland, 1946. The start of a tradition; school children paying tribute to the Allied soldiers fallen around Arnhem.
Lest we forget 🌺

Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA
05/21/2021
Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA

We’re working to provide COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as we can. We base our vaccine plans on CDC guidelines, federal law, and available supply. Sign up to tell us you’d like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA.

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05/20/2021

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On this day in 1918, a hero is born. William “Bill” Crawford is perhaps best known for shocking cadets at the Air Force Academy in the 1980s: Their shy janitor, it turned out, was also a Medal of Honor recipient.

“That was one day in my life and it happened a long time ago,” he humbly responded when the cadets asked him about it.

Private Crawford was serving with the 36th Infantry on the night of September 12-13, 1943. Our soldiers had marched for hours, stopping within 200 yards of German defense positions near Altavilla, Italy.

They planned to attack at dawn.

“Some of our artillery shelled the German line of defense, and then they sounded the attack,” Crawford later explained. “Shooting was going on and whistles were blowing and yelling and everything. They normally tried to scare the Germans as much as we could, make as much noise as we could,” he concluded with a chuckle.

Crawford had gone ahead with his platoon sergeant. “He beat me to the wall,” Crawford said, “and I laid down and I fired at what I thought was a German defense there.” He looked over to see what his sergeant was doing, but the sergeant was completely still. He’d taken several rounds to his chest.

Crawford took off after the enemy snipers, all on his own.

“I just followed the little, narrow ditch. . . . I stayed pretty close to it,” he described. “And, sure enough, there was a brushy terrain, a well-camouflaged area, right ahead. And out of that came a burst of machine gun fire. As I was running for this little ditch, he was shooting right under my feet. Some of the rounds probably went between my legs and never touched me.”

In the end, Crawford would singlehandedly take out three German machine gun nests with only his rifle and a handful of grenades. His company was able to advance—but the story doesn’t end there.

Just a few days later, Crawford was captured in battle, but the Army mistakenly thought that he’d been killed in action. The following year, Crawford’s father was presented with what was believed to be a posthumous Medal of Honor.

What a surprise when Crawford was later discovered alive? He was released with other POWs after the war and continued to serve in the Army until 1967.

He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. A few years later, he began a job as a janitor at the Air Force Academy.

For many years,” Colonel James Moschgat wrote in 2012, “few of us gave him much notice, rendering little more than a passing nod or throwing a curt, ‘G’morning’ in his direction as we hurried off.”

That all changed one day when then-cadet Moschgat stumbled across Crawford’s name in a history book. “Word spread like wildfire among the cadets that we had a hero in our midst,” Moschgat wrote. “Cadets who had once passed by Bill with hardly a glance, now greeted him with a smile and a respectful, ‘Good morning, Mr. Crawford.’”

The cadets soon discovered that Crawford had not attended his own Medal ceremony because he’d been in a POW camp. The Air Force Academy decided to make things right.

Crawford finally received his Medal, in person, from President Ronald Reagan at the Academy’s 1984 graduation. But the Air Force wasn’t yet done honoring their adopted soldier. When Crawford passed away in 2000 at the age of 81, he was buried, with full honors, at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery. He is the only non-USAF enlisted individual to be granted that honor.

Rest in peace, Sir.

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05/14/2021
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Update for Blue Water Navy veterans of Vietnam era.
For Immediate Release:

Blue Water Navy - Nehmer

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will readjudicate claims for Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

This review is part of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s implementation of the November 5, 2020, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California decision to readjudicate previously denied claims as applied in Nehmer vs. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans who were previously denied service connection for an herbicide related presumptive condition due to lack of in-country Vietnam service will automatically have their claims readjudicated.

Readjudication means VA will review the evidence of record and provide replacement decisions in the cases of Veterans who were previously denied service connection for one or more herbicide related conditions on the basis that military service was not performed on the landmass of the Republic of Vietnam or on its inland waterways. This review will also apply to eligible survivors of deceased Vietnam era Veterans.VA is dedicated to ensuring all Veterans receive the benefits they have earned.

VA ensures that we have the proper resources in place to meet the needs of the Veteran community. Eligible survivors of deceased Veterans may also benefit from the policy and may be eligible for benefits based on the Veterans’ service.

Veterans who have a condition caused by herbicide exposure during military service can learn more about Agent Orange exposure at this website.

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05/09/2021
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05/09/2021

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On this day, 76 years ago, the allied powers formally accepted N**i Germany's surrender, marking the end of the WWII in Europe.

#VEDay #VictoryInEuropeDay

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05/09/2021

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60 years ago today, on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American and second human in space. His suborbital Mercury capsule, Freedom 7, rode atop a Redstone booster for the 15-minute journey. Shepard would later walk on the moon in 1971 as the commander of Apollo 14. Do you know what he did before becoming an astronaut?

#OTD

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05/07/2021

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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”- Leonardo da Vinci

#Wisdomwednesday #UnbeatableLGOPS #AATW

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05/02/2021

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Military brats are children of #military personnel. Roughly one of every 25 Americans is a military brat. Due to the nature of their parents’ occupation, military brats typically attend anywhere between 4-12 schools, rarely staying in one home for more than two years.

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1253 Scheuring Rd., Ste. A
De Pere, WI
54115

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

(920) 338-8620

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DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 190 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

If you are in need of a ride in the Green Bay area, call (920) 431 2641 for more information and/or a ride.

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DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Russell Leicht Wisconsin Chapter 3

Mission Statement: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

We accomplish this by:


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There is a family that is donating a bedroom set to the Chapter. I am looking for a couple volunteers that will be free Friday morning. Looking at a start time of 10am. So far it will be myself and 1 other. Feel free to send a direct message if you can volunteer. Thank you in advance!
"Honor Viet Nam Vets Month" President Donald Trump on Nov. 10 signed into law that March 29 be designated “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” to honor the close to 500,000 American troops who fought in Vietnam and, many say, were not properly honored for their sacrifice. “Throughout this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and every March 29 thereafter, we will honor all those who answered our Nation’s call to duty,” Trump said in the proclamation.
Yes, there is such a thing as a FREE lunch. Roosevelt Lodge 322, F&AM, in Green Bay, is holding the 6th Annual Veterans Lunch for veterans and their families on April 25, 2020, from 11 am - 2pm. No reservation is necessary.
Wisconsin Women Veteran Annual Luncheon Hosted by: DAV Woman Veteran Committee The importance of maintaining your physical and mental health Presenters: Jim Strong, Tiffany Koehler, GB Veteran Housing & Recovery Program MC: Sandy Pharis Guest Artist: John Miller Vendors: WDVA, H**p Works, Green Bay Vet Center, Herb & Things, UWGB, Bravo Company, Green Bay Veteran Housing & Recovery Program, Veteran Village, Neurolumen, DAV Service Officer Date: September 28, 2019 Time: 10-3 Location: Duckcreek Pub 754 Riverview Dr Green Bay WI 54303 Lunch menu catered by Texas Road House of Green Bay. $20 per person RSVP required by Sept 15 Contact: Lisa Drossart (920)304-9361 [email protected]
Matt Kempainen's procedure went well. He is recovering on the 7th floor of the Milwaukee VA hospital. If everything continues to go as planned, Matt should be home tomorrow night. Sending prayers and good thoughts his way for a quick recovery!
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