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National Commander-In-Chief visits local VFW

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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National Commander-In-Chief George Lisicki, N.J. Lisicki (right) is pictured discussing the floor plans for the proposed new VFW facility with local Post Commander Les Walden and State Adjutant Quartermaster Dave Havely on Tuesday. Ivy Jackson Photo.
On Tuesday the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 had a special visitor stop by, National Commander-In-Chief George Lisicki, N.J. Lisicki told The Brazil Times that he "loves the local people and places he has been to" during his four-day trip through Indiana to visit and check on the progress of the local organization's grass-roots efforts to increase VA funding and provide sufficient long-term VA health care and see how the local VFW is supporting members of active-duty military Nationals guard, reserves and their families.

Lisicki discussed the floor plans for the proposed new VFW facility with local post members.

Members of the VFW purchased land in the area of 305 S. Depot St., near the Moose Home Lodge 780, to build the new facility in the near future, which is expected to cost approximately $325,000-$350,000.

"I know this must be a very exciting project for this VFW," Lisicki said about the project that will allow the local group to better serve the 254 local veterans that are part of the organization and the new Iraq war vets returning from active service.

Lisicki was elected as the national commander-in-chief at the VFW's 108th national convention in August 2007. He served in the United States Army from 1966-69 in the Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Founded in 1899, there are 2.4 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries located in approximately 8,500 VFW Posts worldwide.

For more information about the VFW, contact Commander Les Walden at 448-8352.



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