National Headquarters of VFW Selects State and Local Chapters as All American, Both Led By EC Residents
Darren Doyle, story:
The National Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kansas City announced on Thursday that both the VFW Department of Kentucky, Commanded by Bee Springs resident and Post member Edwin Vincent (top left in photo), and local VFW Post 6937, commanded by Gerald Carroll of Dicky’s Mill (front row kneeling to right of the mortar) were selected as All American.
"The All American titles are highly coveted and hard to obtain," said VFW Post 6937 member Floyd Houston. "Not only did they have to conduct the services tasked by Congress in the national charter (remember our fallen comrades, assist surviving veterans and their families, and conduct good works in the community), they had to do so in a manner way above others."
Col. Houston said the Department of Kentucky was judged to be 5th in the entire nation, beating 44 other Departments, while local Post 6937 (named after WWII hero and Silver Star Medal Nesbit Alexander) was ranked 25th nationally, beating thousand of other Posts.
Edwin Vincent is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and veteran of the Gulf War while Gerald Carroll is a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 and veteran combat pilot of several conflicts who flew with the legendary 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
The awards will be presented at the VFW National Convention in Kansas City on 19 July at 8 am.