by Floyd Houston, VFW Post 6937:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 is pleased to announce that Bee Spring resident Edwin Vincent was sworn in as the Commander of VFW’s Department of Kentucky on Saturday, June 12th at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville during the State VFW Convention. A retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) and veteran of the Gulf War, Ed has been our long-term local Post Commander who led the Post to All-State and All-American honors.
These awards have gone to only a small percentage of VFW Posts and they recognize excellence in community service and support to veterans, as well as remembering our nations’ fallen. Under Ed’s leadership our local Post conducts approximately fifteen graveside funeral honors details per year. Ed has also been the VFW District 5 Commander where he supervised the VFW Posts in most of Edmonson’s surrounding counties.
Ed was nominated for the position of commander by his Edmonson County High School classmate Ray Durbin and was presented with the State Commander’s cap by his wife Melea. For the next year, Ed will be responsible for the 13,000 VFW members in Kentucky and their 86 Posts.
The VFW is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of combat veterans which was formed following the Spanish-American War in order to remember war dead, take care of disabled comrades, widows and orphans, as well as to conduct good works in the local communities.