Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Veterans Of Foreign Wars
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1023 Brighton Beach Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-4909

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As we reflect on the meaning of #MemorialDay, we remember the memory of America’s heroes as told by their loved one

My grandfather, Virgil Barber, was and is my hero for many reasons. He was a medic in a Chemical Mortar BN in Europe in WWII. He participated in the landings in N. Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was blown up by a landmine around Monte Casino, and that was the end of his war. He returned to his small family farm after the war with two busted legs and could barely walk; he managed though. He started a farm, then a fertilizer company, and then one of the larger construction companies in the state of Georgia. I'm not sure that he even had a full high-school education but somehow managed to turn whatever he touched into something worthwhile. He had a determination and drive that I know now probably came from his experiences in Europe during his early years. I never heard the man complain. I remember when I was about 14, he was in his late 70's maybe even 80; anyways, we were in the mountains of North Georgia riding motorcycles and something happened, and he got in a horrible wreck. Sitting in the hospital bed, I remember him asking for a pack of Camel unfiltered, grimacing when they messed with him but not bitching, just taking it. Tough. He never spoke about the war, as a kid I tried to get him to but he wouldn't. It wasn't until I came home on mid-tour leave from Iraq in 2007 that he opened up. He asked me if I'd seen much combat and I told him "I reckon I've seen enough papa," and that seemed to do it. He asked some questions, and I told him about my war and then 60 something years of silence about his war broken. He spoke to me at length, we laughed and remembered friends and people we didn't know but that weren't with us anymore. At the end of our conversation, he had me open the gun safe in his room and directed me to a few tattered boxes. Inside were his Silver Star and Purple Heart along with a few of his European campaign medals, he gave them to me that day, and I cherish them more than I do my own. He passed the next year, and I was deployed, so I wasn't able to be close when he left us or to see him off but visited with him as soon as I got back. I went out to that old country graveyard with a six pack of beer and shared a few and told him how much he meant to me and what I thought of him. I miss the old man; he was a bit rough around the edges, never one to show his affections, but he was honest, fair and tough as nails. So that's my story about my hero. #MemorialDay

My father, Chief Msgt Harley M. Jones, United States Air Force Ret, was a 23 year veteran of the Army Air Corp then Air Force. He was shot in France February 20, 1943. The parachute landed in a tree. When he cut himself out he fell and broke his leg. A French milkmaid found him and mentioned to someone in the bushes to come out of hiding. Harley was sure it was German soldiers. Thank goodness it was the French underground. They loaded him up in a wheelbarrow (painful) and took him to town to a doctor's house. This doctor had been in a concentration camp but sent home when the Germans took over the town. He took care of my dad and placed him and one of his plane mates in the attic. Then he put up a sign say "typhoid" to keep the Germans from going upstairs. It worked. Four months later the Canadian underground got my dad back to England where he was stationed. I have a framed picture of the house he lived in during this time. It looks so quaint and peaceful. My dad and mom stayed in touch with this family until my father passed away last year at the age of 92. Harley served 3 terms as Commander of VFW Post 10139 and was an All-State Commander. He and I served as Commander and President twice. #MemorialDay

RT @VAChair: This Memorial Day, I wear this poppy to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #PoppyIn…

VFW pauses to remember America's fallen: Freedom is not free. #MemorialDay

Today, we encourage each American to embrace the feeling of honor, patriotism and pride while pausing to remember our nation’s fallen. #MemorialDay
Freedom is not free

*past Pennsylvania State Commander

My hero was my husband Manuel Fernandez who passed away in October 2014. He served in Vietnam in 1967-68 when he was severely wounded after saving his friend's life while being attacked. He was in the First Calvary Division. Fortunately he made it home and we got married in 1969. He suffered from his injuries ever since he returned. He had two heart attacks, an abdominal aneurysm, several operations and lung cancer which is what caused his death. He never ever complained and always was there for whomever needed anything. He was awarded several medals including the Purple Heart, which he never received and said he didn't need them. He did what he had to do. After he passed, I contacted my local Congressman and asked for his help in getting the medals. He did get them and presented them to my family and me. I was honored to accept them but only wish he would have had the pleasure. I am so very proud of my husband, for serving, never complaining and for his bravery. Thank you for the opportunity to share my story. #MemorialDay

RT @1mind4research: This #MemorialDay, dedicate some time to honoring the legacy of our nation’s fallen with @VFWHQ and the #BuddyPoppy. #P…

Today, VFW Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Glenn Umberger, past State Commander Dept. of Pennsylvania join Rolling Thunder Washington, DC Inc. at the National Mall.