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 Sgt. Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805

223 West First Street, O'Fallon, IL 62269  618-624-6575
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2018-2019 Post Officers:

Commander:  Ed Martinez

Senior Vice: Chad Crawford

Junior Vice:  Mike Weller

Quartermaster:  Jim Stover

Chaplain:  Ron Gilreath

Judge Advocate:  Sandy Doucette

Surgeon:  Jack Wingerter

1st Year Trustee:  Paul Zinck

2nd Year Trustee:  Mike Bushey

3rd Year Trustee:  Karen Ridge

Adjutant:  Michael Bouquet

Service Officer:  Sandy Doucette

History of the Post:

    VFW Post 805 was chartered on 25 July 1921 in Waterloo IL as "Erwin L. Dann VFW Post 805".  In June of 1927, the Post consolidated with Belleville VFW Post 1299 and East St Louis Post 1300 and was renamed "East St Louis Post 805".   Later, Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 8475 was chartered in O'Fallon IL on 15 October 1946 by World War II veteran employees of the American Aluminum Company (ALCOA), whereupon the Post name was selected to honor one of 19 former ALCOA employees killed in WW II.   In April 1987, VFW Post 805 moved from East St Louis, IL and consolidated with Post 8475 in O'Fallon IL.  The consolidated Post was issued an updated charter as Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 805.  This designation-maintained recognition Of Sgt. Charles Fricke's selfless contributions while continuing to honor VFW Post 805's organizational seniority and tenure.  Moreover, Swansea IL Post 5165, after having been chartered on 4 April 1975, was consolidated into SGT Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805 on 19 March 2007.

   VFW Post 805 continues to grow and currently consists of over 650 members. It is the largest VFW Post in Illinois VFW District 14, which encompasses all of southwest Illinois and the St Louis metro-east region. It is also the 5th largest VFW Post in all of Illinois.  Our Auxiliary currently consists of 62 registered members and we collectively leverage literally thousands of our family members to help support our cause.

 Our Accomplishments:

   Our post is one of the most active and successful posts in the state.  We recently we awarded the title of All State for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.  We have been awarded the coveted title of “All American Post” for 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, and 2017-2018).   All American status is meant to recognize outstanding units and is based on participation in VFW Programs as well as membership gains by Posts, Districts and Departments.  We also were awarded the national Outstanding Community Service Award in 2018.  This award is only given to less than 1% of the posts in the country.  So far in the reporting year of May 2018-April 2019, we have dedicated over 3000 hours toward serving the O'Fallon community in many various ways.  If you are a veteran and meet the required qualifications, we need you on our great team.  Please click the link or stop on by and talk to us!

https://www.vfw.org/oms/NewMember.aspx

 

 

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