Reunions & Claims

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REUNION COORDINATORS: To publicize your unit's reunion, fill out the form on page 58 of the November/December 2011 VFW magazine or submit a form online at: Send paper submissions to "Reunions/' VFW Magazine, 406 W. 34th St., Suite 523, Kansas City, MO 64111. Incomplete or illegible forms will be discarded. Submit four months in advance of reunion date. VFW members only.


22nd Replacement Bn.: Lincoln C. Yamashita (808) 259-5316,

85th Black Hawk Inf. Div,, 1942-46, Europe and Philippines: Bob Bookbinder (954) 974-3511,

Anzio Beachhead Veterans, WWII: John Boiler (631) 691-5002,


1st Bn., 7th Marines, Vietnam: Joseph F. Hogan III (215) 547-7484,


USS Noa DD-841/343: Wilma Bennett Rascoe (904)228-3366


Readers are urged to help these vets seeking claim substantiation statements. Respond directly to the person listed at the end of the claim assistance request. This service is provided for VFW members who are in the process of filing a VA claim.

Please submit your claim online at or use the form on page 58 of the November/December 2011 issue and send to: VFW Magazine, 406 W. 34th Street, Suite 523, Kansas City, MO 64111.

If you need assistance in preparing a claim, contact your local VFW Service Officer. See March 2010 VFW magazine, p. 44, for complete listing.

19th Bomb Grp., 307th Bomb Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Oct. 1951-Sept. 1953- Seeking Bobby Anderson from Louisiana, Ray J. Jordan from North Carolina, or anyone from that unit at that time to help substantiate a tinnitus and hearing loss claim.- Marvin J. Powers, (321)406-1991,

613th Eng. Maintenance Co., Ft. Richardson, Alaska, 1949-51- Seeking anyone from that company at that time to substantiate a claim for frozen feet. -Lawrence J. Volek, (979) 543-4468.

3rd Bn., 7th Marines, 7th RCT, Task Force Grizzly, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Dec. 1991-March 1992- Seeking all unit members to substantiate PTSD/ Gulf War Syndrome claim. …