VFW recognizing deploying troops

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Argen Duncan The Portales Veterans of Foreign Wars post is honoring deploying and returning airmen with a monthly ceremony. VFW Post 9515 is the only one in the state to hold “Hail and Farewell” celebrations, although it’s a nationally supported program, said Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Welch. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary come together […]

Oct. 28, 1985

An announcement in the Portales News-Tribune said: “Monday: VFW Post 3299 will have bingo, 7:30 p.m., Post Home, two miles on Clovis Highway. Public invited.”

Oct. 1, 2008 Military Digest

Navy Ball VFW Post 3280 will be celebrating the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. A dinner choice of steak or chicken is available. Information: Vernon Luce. 693-5433.

Moon was devoted to local VFW cause

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There were two things Duward Moon hated to see — a home appliance that didn’t work and a veteran who didn’t belong to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He spent his free time fixing both. The Vietnam veteran and repairman died March 31 at age 61. Born Jan. […]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a […]

Veterans council seeks to mark veteran graves

Freedom Newspapers The Joint Veterans Council of Curry and Roosevelt counties will place approximately 2,300 American flags on veterans’ graves this weekend. But each year, council volunteers miss veterans’ graves because there is nothing to indicate veteran status. All veteran organizations have bronze markers that can be purchased to mark veterans’ graves. VFW Post 9515 […]

Portales offers plenty of Veterans Day Events

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There is no shortage of events commemorating U.S. military veterans for the Portales area this week and into the weekend. The American Legion Post 31 and the American Legion Auxilary Unit 31 members are sponsoring “A Tribute to Veterans” program beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the Memorial Building […]

Serving his fellow veterans: Moon still working hard as recruiter for local VFW post

Karl Terry:PNT Managing Editor Deward Moon is the kind of guy you might want around if you had to fix dinner for 30 or 40. But what the Portales veteran wants most is to be the kind of guy his fellow veterans can depend on for anything. Friday afternoon he was where he is most […]

VFW honors local veterans

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Frank Pena said that when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1970, he had an extensive network of family and friends that supported him and showed him appreciation. Others weren’t as lucky as Pena, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is taking this week to show […]

VFW patrons come to aid of sick child

By Tony Parra Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Portales held a benefit dinner and concert on Saturday to help raise money to help with the medical costs of ocular surgery for 2-year-old Jacob Strong of Albuquerque. Strong is the grandson of Bud Strong, who lived in Portales for more than 20 […]

War veterans seeking help

By Tony Parra War veterans will be patrolling the local terrain during the weekend in a mission of remembrance. Veterans and members of the community will be placing miniature flags on the grave sites of those who served in protecting the country at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Organizers said they are looking for people who […]