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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

USF ART AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION DEPT. PRESENTS WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION

Rick Cartwright, Chair of the USF Art & Visual Communication Department has announced that a Watercolor Exhibition will be held through Saturday, December 1, 2002. The exhibit is in the Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center off Leesburg Road on the east side of campus. The show features works by Joe Anderson, Louise Cartwright, Jacqueline Gnott, Scott Kilmer, Lori Langenhop...

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ABOUT VETERANS DAY... OUR COMMANDERS... AND POSTS

 

Some may think Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th commemorates great victories...or honors great war heroes...or even glorifies wars.

Veterans Day is much more than that. It honors ALL military-those who served their country when asked-and the many who died.

This memorial ceremony is observed throughout the U.S. and internationally; England at the Westminster Abbey, France at the Arc de Triumph, and in Canada and Australia they observe...

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CHARLIE RATHSACK, Commander American Legion Post #241, 7605 Bluffton Road, Waynedale served in the U.S. Army. Commander Charlie served during the Korean War (1949-53). As a Squadron Leader in the 16th Infantry, he was later transferred upon request, by the 1st Division Provost Marshall to the 1st Division Military Police (1st Division Military Police is the oldest Military Police Company in the U.S. Army). During his tour they were the only Military Police with a squadron of (18) Harley...

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STEVE BRANSTRATOR, Commander VFW Post #1421, 7712 Bluffton Road, Waynedale served in the U. S. Marine Corps 1965, Vietnam 1966-67. Following Vietnam, Steve served in California at Camp Pendleton 1967-68.

Steve has been honored as All American Commander in 1998-1999. Was 4th District Commander 2000-2001. Steve is also an advocate of Veterans Hospital.

To become a member of a VFW Post one must have served and be in harms way during a war.

GENE ZINKIEWICZ, Commander American Legion Lincoln Post #82, 3501 Harris Road, Fort Wayne served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam from 1963-67 as a Helicopter Rescue Air Crewman stationed with Combat Support Squadron One, U.S. Navy.

American Legion Post #82 is the 3rd largest post in the State of Indiana with a membership in the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Legionaires of over 3,000 members. They are very proud of their commitment to the community and Veterans.

On Veterans Day, they...

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GARY DIEDRICH, Commander American Legion Post #160, 1122 N. Main, Roanoke.

Commander Diedrich has been an active member of the legion for over 25 years. He took over the position in 1999 when Commander Gene Davis passed away.

On Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day, Post #160 will be having a Rabbit Feed starting at 5pm.

LARRY THIELE, Commander American Legion Post #296, 130 West Tillman Road, Fort Wayne served in the U. S. Army, Military Police, and as an Airborne Paratrooper. He served 2 years in Vietnam.

After returning home Larry joined the American Legion and was given the assignment as 3rd Vice by the 1st Vice Officer for Flag Etiquette Program Chairman. Larry is currently District Chairman and is in his 2nd year as Commander. Larry feels that this is a very special opportunity for him as he continues to...

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DOUG L. BOREN, Commander AMVETS Post #33, 6620 Koester Drive, Waynedale served in the U. S. Army, 1967-68 with the 1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division, Lakhe Vietnam.

Over his 32-year span in the veterans community Doug served as a VFW Post, District, and County Veterans Council Commander. From 1990-2000 he was the State Publications Editor for the VFW Indiana.

Currently as 2nd Vice Commander of the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations of which he was Commander in...

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On November 3, 2002, we had our annual, 'All You Can Eat Fish, Tenderloin, and Chicken Dinner. This dinner was held at our Station #1, 7001 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN (Waynedale). We would like to thank The Waynedale News for announcing our event in their Community Calendar. We had a great turn out, and it was directly related to their help. This money will greatly help out with the Halloween Party next year.

We want to thank everyone for your support, in allowing us to raise this...

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