CRAIG DOUGHERTY – CANDIDATE FOR DEPARTMENT SURGEON 2019-2020

MEMBER:  VFW POST 6785 (KENT MERIDIAN)    LEVEL: LEGACY LIFE MEMBER /GOLD

VFW QUAL: US ARMY 1972-1979–ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE MDL , KOREAN SERVICE MDL

               CURRENT VFW DISTRICT & POST OFFICER ASSIGNMENT:

DISTRICT 11 COMMANDER (2ND TERM)

POST COMMANDER 6785 (3RD TERM)

POST HONOR GUARD (TAHOMA NATIONAL MONTHLY *) 2014-PRESENT

POST VA HOSPITAL VISITATION & BINGO SERVICE (MONTHLY-2ND SUNDAY AFTERNOON)

(HONOR FLIGHT NW  SEND OFF & GREET (4X A ANNUAL PERIOD) WW2/KOREA/VIETNAM (SEA-TAC)

               PAST ASSIGNMENTS:

POST JR. VICE COMMANDER (2 TERMS), POST SURGEON, DISTRICT 11 SR. VICE COMMANDER.

               ACHIEVEMENT/HONOR: 

ALL AMERICAN POST COMMANDER (2016-2017)-MY POST ACHIEVED THIS  WITH OUTSTANDING EFFORT!

ALL STATE POST COMMANDER (2 AWARDS)—MY POST ACHIEVED THIS WITH OUTSTANDING EFFORT!

 2016-2017-2018

NATIONAL AIDE-DE-CAMP (2017-2018)

MILITARY ORDER OF THE COOTIE

               CIVIC SERVICE:

  1. 4A VARSITY COACH FOOTBALL—KENTRIDGE HS –22 YEARS-ACTIVE
  2. 4A VARSITY COACH TRACK (CO-ED) KENTRIDGE HS -20 YEARS-ACTIVE
  3. CHURCH MISSION TO ST. MARYS , OMAK SERVING ELDERLY VETERANS ANNUAL (JULY)
  4. 33RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN , 4 TERMS.

               EMPLOYED:  THE BOEING COMPANY—39 YEARS—ACTIVE

 

               WHAT IN PART SHOULD THE DEPARTMENT SURGEON DO?

WE WHO ARE CALLED TO SERVE VETERANS AND PROVIDE AID AND COMFORT, STAND GUARD OVER THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ALL VETERAN COMRADES.    ARMED WITH UNDERSTANDING OF THE MYRIAD OF VETERANS ISSUE, THEIR PLIGHT, THEIR PAIN AND THEIR NEED WE IN THE VFW WILL NOT FAIL THEM.    WE DO THIS WITH AN ABIDING CHEER; DEDICATION TO THE PREMISE THAT ALL VETERANS DESERVE AN ADVOCATE ARMED WITH CHARITY OF HEART & STEADFAST DETERMINATION THEY WILL NOT GO UNHELPED, UNAIDED, UNSERVED WITHIN THEIR SIGHT.  WE MUST ALWAYS STRIVE FOR THIS TO BE OUR GOAL, THE END TO ALL WE DO ON BEHALF OF ALL VETERANS.   

 “IT IS VETERANS WE SERVE !! “

 

Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! Members of VFW Post 6785 spent Christmas morning passing out Christmas gifts and visiting hospitalized veterans at the Seattle VA hospital.

This is an annual event we look forward to every year and is one of the many ways we the VFW help veterans and giving back to the community.

Today’s VFW elves were: Craig DoughertyRichard SampleRoberta SampleKenneth A Przepiora, Lorrie Przepiora, Jennifer Jackson, Darl R ClawsonRobert GrutkoTom KanePaul Kane, Princess Hall, Shawn Hall, Walter Tanimoto & Vernon Learned.

Donated Belt Buckle

Here is the Belt Buckle RC referenced at the last meeting – and a picture of the truck of the driver who donated it.

While working at the Maytown Rest Stop on September 20th, a gentleman by the name of Bill Kale stopped in for a cup of Java.  Great guy and we struck up an interesting conversation which at the end he said “just a minute, I have something for you.”  He went to his truck and came back with this belt buckle and presented it to me.  He is a member of the VFW and I believe it was post 6875 or something close to that in California.

Since I was working on behalf of our VFW Post, I feel that it is only proper that every member of our Post should have an equal opportunity to have this belt buckle.  For that reason, I want to Auction it off with proceeds going to our National Childrens’ Home.  I hope we have a spirited Auction with many competing for the prize.  Dig deep Comrades…….