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The VFW – Not Your Grandpa’s Drinking Club

The VFW – Not Your Grandpa’s Drinking Club

 
 
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Marc Garduno is the state commander of the Delaware VFW. Marc joins us on the show to talk about the benefits of being a VFW member.

Many veterans from the more recent wars associate the VFW with their grandparents generation - like an old man's drinking club.

Marc tells us that nothing could be further from the truth.

The VFW is also involved in a lot of important legislation that affects veterans. Everything from Agent Orange, Burn Pits, and other veteran health care needs. To expanding GI Bill benefits, and Widow's Survivor Benefit Plans.

The biggest takeaway for me though was that a lot of veterans feel like they are missing out on the community environment that they had while serving in the military. That group of like minded individuals who just "get it". The VFW can be a resource where you can connect with other vets in your area (no matter where in the world you are living).

2 Comments

  1. Wayne on 23 October 2019 at 16:27

    Commander you said it all, now only if the troops can see it, as a Past State Commander I commend you for your efforts. Boomer State of Michigan 94-95

  2. Ken on 25 October 2019 at 13:14

    Scott thanks for discussing this topic. I’m an avid podcast listener and will subscribe to hear more. Comrade Commander Marc is the epitome of current VFW leadership. The VFW is a beneficial organization for veterans. Local posts want new members. The VFW serves veterans and needs veterans to serve/volunteers to continue. We visit Vet’s in hospitals, help veterans in our community and help make changes to improve veterans quality of life. Find time to get involved to get what is desired from the VFW. Members from all era’s are more alike than ever.

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