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Guest speaker Madison Haley and her parents, Jeff and Tricia Haley

Mount Pulaski VFW Post 777 celebrates its 45th year April 27

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[April 15, 2014]  MOUNT PULASKI  Mount Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Scroggin-Gee Post 777 will celebrate its 45th anniversary with an open house dessert event in the Mount Pulaski VFW Hall on April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The guest speaker will be the 2014 Illinois VFW and National VFW Voice of Democracy champion, Miss Madison Haley.

All current and former VFW members and families, past commanders and families, as well as families and loved ones of the charter members are invited. RSVP to Louise Voelker, 792-5452; Roger Bates, 792-3485; or Phil Bertoni, 792-5442.

The charter members on April 21, 1969, were Billy Lee Birdwell, Floyd Buckles, William Diez, Harry Duncan, Kenneth Fout, Dale Fuhrer, Harold Fulk, Raymond Gee, Evan Gibbs, Bill Harbarger, Loren Hassebrock, Vernon Hassebrock, Everett P. Horney, David Jackson, Raymond Liesman, Frederick A. Lipp, Ray Lynch, Steven Lynch, John O. Martin, John T. Martin, John W. Martin, Loren Mittelsteadt, George Peterson, Lewis Scroggin, Thomas Scroggin, Robert Steinfort, Eugene Stone, Bill Tate, John E. Tendick, Wilford Tendick, Richard Toohey, Phillip Van Deventer, John G. Waddell Jr., Robert T. White, Keith Wilham and Richard Wilham. It is believed that David Jackson, Oliver Letterle, Lewis "Butch" Scroggin and Richard "Dean" Toohey are the only surviving charter members.

[Text from file received from Phil Bertoni]

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