About VFW 764
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Commander: Brian DeLong
Sr. Vice Commander: Ted Kantner
Jr. Vice Commander: Nick Demicheli
Quartermaster: Josh Cannon
Judge Advocate: Gene Malerbo
Surgeon: Walt Schratz
Chaplain: Burt Mangold
Adjutant: Dan Bench
Service Officer: Nick Demicheli
3 Yr Trustee: Matt Mankameyer
2 Yr Trustee: Chuck Young
1 Yr Trustee: Dennis Hixson
Who We Are
To ensure the national security through maximum military strength.
To speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans.
To assist the widows and orphans and the dependents of disabled and needy veterans.
To promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the communities in which we live.
What We Do
About VFW 764
The VFW, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.4 million members in approximately 9,000 Posts worldwide. Its mission is to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans’ service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which is being constructed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to open in 2010.
In 2001, VFW unveiled its tribute to service and country with its dedication of Centennial Plaza.
Annually, VFW members and its Auxiliary contribute more than 13 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is there–honoring the dead by helping the living.
Remembering Those Who Serve
The VFW 764 War Memorial is located between the Post parking lot and Valleybrooke Road in Peters Township, Pennsylvania.
Dedicated September 14th, 1991
Dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces of the United States, may posterity keep faith with those who served, and above all with those who did not return, that their sacrifices shall not have been in vain. We Remember
Contact VFW 764 for information and assistance regarding veterans services, social programs