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VFW Post 5788 Officers

VFW Post 5788 Officers

VFW Post 5788 Officers


Commander  -  Keith Carberry

Sr. Vice  -  Will Rylko

Jr. Vice  -  Mark Bowman

Quartermaster  -  E.J. Errico

Adjutant  -  Keith Eichorst

Chaplain  -  Ron Helfert

Surgeon  -  Rick Monroe

Judge Advocate  -  Robert E. McLeod

Service Officer  -  Jack Picciolo

3 Yr. Trustee  -  Ken McJeak

2 Yr. Trustee  -  Eric Bolyn

1 Yr. Trustee  -  Kevin Heid

Email Commandervfwpost5788@gmail.com


Auxiliary Officers

VFW Post 5788 Officers

VFW Post 5788 Officers


President  -  Karen Szynkowski

Secretary  -  Debbie Errico

Treasurer  -  Wendy Kelm

Chaplain  -  Chyrese Wolf

Senior Vice  -  Ethel Rodriquez

Junior Vice  -  Annette Eichorst

Conductress  -  Allison Eichorst

Guard  -  Lorrell Toscano

Trustees  -  Jackie Connolly,  Annette Eichorst,  Kari Hostetter

Patriotic Instructor  -  Allison Eichorst

Americanism/Patriot's Pen Chairperson  

Lorrell Toscano

Email:  vfwaux5788@gmail.com

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Who We Are

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.  Many arrived home wounded or sick.  There was no medical car of veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum.  Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and it's Auxiliary.

Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.  In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.  And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.

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Our Mission

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts.  To serve our veterans, our military, and our communities.  To advocate on behalf of all veterans. 

Our Vision

Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country

Our Core Values

Always put the interests of our members first 

Treat donors as partners in our cause 

Promote patriotism

Honor military service

Ensure the care of veterans and their families

Serve our communities

Promote a positive image of the VFW

Respect the diversity of veteran opinions

Our Beliefs

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer" 

                                                     John F. Kennedy