VFW, Alvin Dunnegan, has been selected as Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander

This is a press release from the Veterans of Foreign Wars:

Hydesville resident, and local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post # 2207 Commander, Alvin Dunnegan has been selected as Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander-in-Chief William Schmitz.

According to the appointment letter received by Dunnegan from VFW National headquarters, he was selected for the honor because of his “outstanding service to Posts..and Department, going above and beyond the call of duty.”

The “Department” referred to in the letter is the California VFW State-wide organization.

Dunnegan has been a member of the VFW for nine years, six of which he has served as the local Post commander. He has previously served as a District Officer, and as both Junior and Senior Vice Commander of the local post.

He is a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, and Vietnam War Veteran. Dunnegan served aboard six different Navy ships, and as an award winning Recruit Company Commander (the Navy’s equivalent of a Drill Instructor).

His military service decorations include four Good Conduct Medals; the Viet Nam Service Medal; the American Expeditionary Medal; a Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal; and the National Defense Medal.

A VFW Aide-de-Camp serves as an assistant to the National Commander of the Organization assisting in whatever administrative roles he, or she is needed for the benefit of its members.

In order to qualify for membership for the VFW, a Veteran, besides being a US Citizen, must have received an Honorable or General discharge, or be serving in the Armed Forces. They must also have received a campaign medal for Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

Or, the veteran must have received Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay; or served in the Republic of Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days to be eligible.

For more information contact: vfwpost2207@gmail.com .

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