VFW Post 5838

VFW Post 5838 A page for members & friends of... VFW Joppatowne Memorial Post 5838
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national association of men who as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen served this Nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

05/25/2019
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Join us in recognizing the impact of the VFW "Buddy" Poppy and all those who have selflessly sacrificed for our freedom.

Share pictures on social media of your Post's Buddy Poppy drive, what the Buddy Poppy means to you, and who you are remembering this Memorial Day using #VFWBuddyPoppy.

04/30/2019

For hall rental inquiries please call: +1 443-402-0332

Thank you!

One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Dies At 94
01/16/2019
One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Dies At 94

One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Dies At 94

Alfred Newman served from 1943 to 1945, transmitting codes in his native tongue which prevented the Japanese from gleaning U.S. intelligence during World War II.

01/16/2019
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

#OTDIH

On January 16, 1991, the Persian Gulf War began.

Please let us know if you are a Desert Storm veteran and share your #SoldierStory with us.

12/30/2018
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." - Unknown

As we approach a #NewYear, join us in honoring the memory of the service members we lost in 2018. #HonorThem

Performed by The United States Army Band

12/28/2018
U.S. Army

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#HonorThem

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." - Unknown

As we approach a #NewYear, join us in honoring the memory of the service members we lost in #2018.

Performed by The United States Army Band

/salute 🇺🇸
12/28/2018
Richard Overton, once America's oldest living WWII veteran, dies at 112

/salute 🇺🇸

Richard Overton, once the nation's oldest living World War II veteran, has died. He was 112. Earlier this month, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. His family says he died from complications from the illness. Overton was born in Bastrop County, Texas and was inducted into the U. S. military on Sept...

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
12/25/2018

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all of our military service members making sacrifices on a daily basis in service to our country. Thank you for what you do.

Happy Holidays from all of us.

12/23/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

"Anyone who says they weren't scared is a liar."

Harry F. Miller enlisted in the #USArmy at the age of 15 and soon found himself part of the 740th tank battalion attached to the 82nd Airborne Division. His unit quickly joined the fight at the Battle Of The Bulge. #Soldier4life

Video by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12/17/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Jose Mendoza Lopez was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge at Krinklet, Belgium, during World War II.

Learn more about this part of #USArmy history: https://go.usa.gov/xnE2T

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
11/22/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

As we celebrate with family and friends, take a moment today to #givethanks for America's #servicemembers – and their families - whose continued service and sacrifice allow us this very opportunity. #HappyThanksgiving!
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Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
11/11/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

To every man and woman who has donned our nation’s uniform, this #VeteransDay the more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its VFW Auxiliary-National Organization salute you for your service.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
09/02/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

VFW salutes all World War II veterans and their families for their great courage and dedication to the principles our nation was founded upon.

/salute
08/26/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

/salute

"John McCain was a patriot who cared deeply about the health and well-being of those who have worn the uniform of our country and their families,” said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence, “and on behalf of the entire VFW family, I send our deepest condolences to his family for their loss, and thank them for their strength and support that enabled him to continue serving our great nation for so many years. Bravo Zulu.”

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
08/16/2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Special shout out and thanks to the Annapolis MISSION BBQ team for your generous donation to feed our hungry service officers who are in Annapolis, Md. this week for training! #ForVeterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
08/14/2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women in the U.S. Marine Corps and recognize their loyalty and service to our country. Semper Fidelis.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
08/07/2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

On this day in 1782, the Purple Heart was established. We pause with gratitude to honor and remember all who have been awarded this medal for their sacrifice.

08/07/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Today is #PurpleHeartDay, which recognizes not only the merit but more importantly the men and women killed and wounded in combat who have earned the badge of honor.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
08/05/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

The more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary salute all who have and who continue to serve in America’s U.S. Coast Guard!

07/27/2018

Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know our newly renovated hall is ready for rent. Please contact Darlene hall chairman at 410-698-8671. Thank you!!!

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
07/13/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

The Silver Star paperwork for then 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Raymond M. Kelley Jr. was lost but resubmitted 15 years ago by his former platoon commander. It was approved last year and presented this year at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., on the 51st anniversary of the ambush. Kelley is a Life member of VFW Post 2331 in Ashland, Mass.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
07/05/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Today, as we celebrate our nation's founding, we also remember the service and sacrifice of all patriots.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
06/27/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

LEARN the facts about PTSD, CONNECT with others, and SHARE what you've learned.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
05/28/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Today, we pay tribute to those heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice, who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves, protecting a home to which they never returned. We honor their service, mourn their loss, and remember the families they left behind.

05/26/2018
Military.com

Military.com

Visiting The "Poppy Memorial" — a translucent structure stretching 133 feet wide, standing at 8.5 feet tall and filled with more than 645,000 poppies to represent the lives of service members — on the southwest side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting pool. .
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The installation is part of USAA's annual Memorial Day ceremony, celebrated at their headquarters in San Antonio. They first developed the idea for a poppy memorial in 2016, and decided to do a large scale installation this year.

05/26/2018
Mat Best MBest11x

🇺🇸 Celebrate, Honor and Remember 🇺🇸

Today will start Memorial Day Weekend. May we walk in the memory of those who forever hold the burden of our freedoms.

05/19/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Today is Armed Forces Day. Celebrate those who serve.

The #USArmy is proud to serve alongside the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, United States Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard in defense of our nation.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
05/10/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Our military heroes gave all they had in service of country. Ensure their sacrifice is remembered — and honored — for generations to come, by adding your hero to the #VFWWallofHonor.

RIP /salute
05/03/2018
Air Force Times

RIP /salute

What a tragic loss. Rest easy, gentlemen.

Colours of Yesterday
04/24/2018

Colours of Yesterday

Staff Sergeant Maynard Harrison 'Snuffy" Smith of the 306th Bomb Group, salutes after being awarded the Medal of Honor by the US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress at Thurleigh Airfield, USAAF Station 111, England, 15 Jul 1943.

Born in Caro, Michigan, Smith was drafted into the US Army in 1942 before volunteering for aerial gunnery training. At the conclusion of his training, he was posted to the US bomber base at Thurleigh, in Bedfordshire, England.

At only 5' 4" tall, he earned the nickname 'Snuffy' from the comic strip characters, 'Barney Google and Snuffy Smith', apparently on account of 'his obnoxious and belligerent attitude' - traits that found him frequently in trouble.

His awarding of the Medal of Honour - the United State's highest award for valour - came following action in the skies over Brest, France, on 1 May 1943.

It was his first combat mission, in the position of ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, attacking U-Boat pens at Saint-Nazaire in Loire-Atlantique, France.

On the homeward leg, their aircraft was attacked by German fighter aircraft, causing serious damage, erupting fuels tanks which in turn resulted in a massive fire breaking out in the centre fuselage of the aircraft.

Three crew members bailed out, as the fire threatened the integrity of the aircraft. With power lost to his ball turret, and their communications gone, Smith scrambled back up into the fuselage and attended to badly injured crew - all the while manning the two .50 calibre waist machine guns, holding enemy fighters at bay.

For nearly 90 minutes, Smith alternated between shooting at the attacking fighters, tending to his wounded crew members and fighting the fire. To starve the fire of fuel, he threw burning debris and exploding ammunition through the large holes that the fire had melted in the fuselage. After the fire extinguishers were exhausted, Smith finally managed to put the fire out, in part by urinating on it.

The B-17 limped back across the English Channel and made a forced landing at the nearest airfield, where it broke in two as it touched down. The fuselage metal had melted in sections due to the heat of the fire, and the aircraft had been struck by more than 3,500 bullets and anti-aircraft shrapnel.

Sadly, the three aircrew who bailed out were never located and were presumed lost at sea. However, Smith's actions saved the remaining six members of the crew.

Stimson, who was in Britain on a visit, attended Thurleigh Airfield to present Smith with the Medal of Honour personally. He was the first enlisted US Army airman to receive the award.

'Snuffy' Smith survived the war, and died at the age of 72 in May 1984.

Photographer: Planet News
Images courtesy of the Imperial War Museum London, FRE4438

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
04/24/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Matias Ferreira is a Life member of VFW Post 2813 in Woodside, NY. Semper Fi, Marine!

Air Force Times
04/21/2018
Air Force Times

Air Force Times

It's about time.
We salute you, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
04/18/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

In case you're in search of a truly inspiring story of perseverance and dedication, read this article on Navy veteran Tammie Jo Shults.

04/17/2018
U.S. Marine Corps

RIP

Join us in remembering Medal of Honor recipient Col. Wesley Fox as he is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Semper Fidelis, Marine.

U.S. Army
04/05/2018

U.S. Army

#DYK today is Gold Star Spouses Day?

Let us take a moment to honor and thank those service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

03/29/2018
Army Times

Army Times

Let's all take time to say thank you.

03/29/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Millie's story

Millie Dunn Veasey served her country during World War II and later as a civil rights activist working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Millie was 100 years old when she shared her inspirational story with us shortly before she passed away on March 9, 2018.

03/29/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

The Changing of the Guard

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
01/12/2018
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

"If you don’t yet belong to a VSO, I challenge you to put aside any stereotypes or preconceived notions you may have and go explore them. Check out their social media. Subscribe to their newsletters. Or walk-in to the closest Post, service platoon, or chapter. See what they have to offer and how you can contribute. What do you have to lose?" -
VFW National Security and Foreign Affairs Director Sarah Maples

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
12/26/2017
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

From our VFW family to yours, please have a safe and joyous holiday season!

12/13/2017
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Meet Vietnam Veteran Ben Sager and help America's veterans this holiday season.

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