Post & Department Highlights

AMVETS Post 30 of Greenville Wisc had a presence at the community wide Rummage Sale and Brat Fry. Our Table was near our Memorial Garden site and we had great weather on Friday, though we did receive a drenching early Saturday.

AMVETS Post 30 of Greenville Wisc partnered up with Community Blood Center for their 32nd Mash Blood Drive. Due to Covid the drive was moved inside the Fox Cities Exhibition Center to allow for safe distancing and entry control. AMVETS Post 30 is proud to say that over 400 attended the event.

District 4 AMVETS members from Redgranite Post 13 and Riders, along w/ members of Greenville Post 30 converged with District 5/Post 57 members at the Neillsville Veterans memorial on June 6 2020 to witness multiple memorial presentations.

AMVETS Dept of Virginia 2nd Vice Commander and Post 18 Commander, Ralph Hensley, placed a wreath at Winchester National Cemetery during Memorial Day commemoration. The commemoration took place on Friday, May 22nd, in Winchester, VA. The event was closed to the general public due to COVID-19 concerns. The ceremony was coordinated by the American Red Cross with members of AMVETS, VFW, Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB), and the Sons of the American Revolution participating.

Read the full story: Veterans remember fallen soldiers during private Memorial Day ceremony by Josh Janney in the Winchester Star

Top: Post 30 held their first executive meeting outdoors with Wisconsin re-opening after #saferathome. Bottom: Although they could not go inside the building to hold a Memorial Day Service, AMVETS from the Greenville area came to support Veterans at Heritage in Appleton, a Community Based Resident Facility.

1st Vice Commander Rick Vesperman (top) and Adjutant Kim Craddock (bottom) of Post 30 placing flags at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville, WI.

They gave special honor to Robert Becker and Orville Heiting, members and past officers of Post 30.

AMVETS teamed up with VFW 2778 at the March 7th “Fight Like a Soldier” event for Alyssa Gruender. Outagamie Administrator, Tom Nelson and Desert Veterans presented $1,000.00 to Alyssa in support.

Post 13, Post 30, and Post 1212 members at the March 7th “Fight Like a Soldier” event for Alyssa Gruender, who is fighting through seizures multiple times an hour each day with Rasmussen’s Encephelitis.

AMVETS Post 12 present various awards to JROTC Cadets at the The Barrow Brigade Military Ball, February 28, 2020.

Members of AMVETS Post 14 donating gifts bags to fellow Veterans at Hampton Medical Center.

Greenville AMVETS Post 30 supporting the proposal of Veterans Day for the HMONG Military who helped save many Americans during the Vietnam War. Many of HMONG People had to flee their country from persecution of those efforts. Rick Vesperman, Kim Craddock, Jim Strong, and Jack Voight came to hear post member Sen Roger Roth speak on this new bill being proposed to recognize May 14th as the official day in Wisconsin to recognize HMONG-Lao Veterans Day. Thanking the brave soldiers and their families as well as sharing stories and sacrifices was humbling opportunity and one we were honored to be apart of. Please support the new Bill to recognize May 14th as HMONG Veterans day.

Greenville, Wisconsin: AMVETS Post 30 member Senator Roger Roth attended the November 20th Meeting and gave the members an update on the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project (UW MIA RIP) and the co-sponsorship of LRB-4188/1 to locate and identify remains of Wisconsin veterans. Pictured here is 1st Vice Rick Vesperman, Senator Roger Roth, Adjutant/SEC Rep Kim Craddock, and Commander Joe Eiting.

Greenville AMVETS Post 30 supporting the Gold Star Family Program put on by Blue Star Mothers Chapter 1 and American Legion Post 258. Despite the rain the event was held at the Little Chute Windmill. Post members included Commander Joe Eiting, 1st Vice Rick Vesperman, SEC Rep Kim Craddock, and newest Post 30 member Marty Huss, who happens to be the Commander of Post 258. Post 30 is planning to hold this event on Sept 29th in 2020

AMVETS Post FL 26 teamed with the STANO Foundation to box care packages for our Armed Forces overseas. Pictured are Post Commander Cyndi Hancock, AUX Juniors Coordinator Fran McGurk, SONS Commander Jeff Peck, AUX President Chrissy Albright, Dept SONS Commander Mick Ciesla, FL Juniors Dept President Jovan Rosado, along with AMVETS members and STANO volunteers.

First ever at the Michigan State Convention All female color guard for the 74th Opening Ceremony.

Left to right: Sons Commander Harold Collins, National Commander Marion Polk, and National 3rd vice Greg Heun at the Annual Kentucky Chili Cook-off hosted by AMVETS Post 95.

On September 11th, 2017, Commander Woody presented Kim Richmond with the AMVETS Post 911 Commanders Award.

I’Yana Sweeney, the 2017 AMVETS JROTC Award recipient, with David Schwab from the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Army’s Grafenwöhr Major Training Area in Bavaria.

(From left to right) Al Nelis, Bryan Kennedy, Judge Robert Russell, of Buffalo Veterans Court and PNC JP Brown III visiting 2015 Silver Helmet recipient in Buffalo.

National 1st Vice Marion Polk Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams and Kerry Cahill at The National World War 2 Museum.

Post 897’s Ladies Aux. hosted a BINGO Night at the Buffalo VA Hospital on April 20, 2017.

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