PHOTOS
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
VFW POST 10904
Old Stone Fort - Manchester, TN


Fannie Moffitt Festival - Membership drive booth; Shirley Karper, Quartermaster and
David King, Auxiliary President


Shirley Karper, Barbara Gibbs and Margie Gerard at Old Timer's Day, 2018


Our Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient and dear friend, Joe Clark


Linda Rollins and Marian Harris receive DOD Vietnam "In Memory Of" for their service
to their spouses who served in the Vietnam war.


Manchester Fire Department monthly breakfast volunteers. Lookin' good!


11 Sept 2018: David King presents an award to Lynn Taylor of Coffee County Rescue Squad at our
Patriots Day Ceremony; Coffee County Central High School.


The Post displays the "5 Signs" of Mental Health Awareness.


Margie Gerard and one of our volunteer fireman at our monthly breakfast.


Marian Harris, our Auxiliary Chaplain... sooo pretty!


Susan White is presented with the DOD Vietnam Commemoration certificate for her
support of her brother who died in the Vietnam war.


Cynthia Young of Cowan Elementary School
receives a check for $1,000 from VFW National and the School of the Year Award


Claude Morse accepts a check for $1,000 from the Post and Auxiliary for
Wreaths Across America


Deb Bomar accepts a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Defense
Vietnam War Commemoration, for her support of her relative
Mike Brummer, who died in the Vietnam War.


Our wonderful Manchester Fire Department who helps us with our
monthly breakfast.


Steven Anderson of Boy Scout Troop 332.
Steven worked on a Veterans dedication flag pole and monument as part of his
Eagle Scout project.


Thunder Radio was given a certificate of appreciation for their continued work with
our Post in the promotion of veterans events.


Emily Ezell receives the Smart/Maher Teacher's award for 2018 from
Commander-In-Chief Keith Harmon. July 2018; Kansas City, MO


Emily Ezell receives her award at the VFW National Convention as Elementary Teacher
for 2018. One out of 6,500! Congratulations Emily!


Emily is interviewed by local news at the VFW National Convention.


President Trump addressed the VFW National Convention attendees much to our delight.


Some friends from Tennessee at the National Convention including
Nancy Cartwright, 2005 past VFW National Commander-In-Chief, John Furgess,
TN State Sr. Vice, Lloyd Hanson and VFW Auxiliary President, David King


Emily Ezell with her special VIP pass for winning the National Teacher's award.

Our honored guest speaker, Director of Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
retired Captain Jennifer Vedral-Baron and her staff.
The Director came and talked to our Post about the VA and healthcare programs.

Our special thanks to the Manchester Times for their continued support
of veteran events, programs and especially to our Post.
A small error: I am not Shirley Karper

Certificate of Appreciation to Ron and Cyndi Clower for their efforts in the success of our
Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day last March.

Former VFW Post Commander and Trustee, Tom Hewell.
Tom is involved in every Veterans organization that I know of.
He continues to serve his country faithfully. Thank you Tom!

New life member and our Surgeon, Robert Lee Swindell.

Former VFW Post Commander, Tom Gerard. The most generous member we have.

Our VFW Chaplain, Bryce Kutzli, representing the Military Order of the Purple Heart as he is
presenting an award to AFJROTC Cadet Andrianna Widener at the Coffee County
Central High School awards ceremony, 23 Apr 2018.

Our friend, Anthony "Tony" Knox, CDR of VFW Post 4575.
This is Tony at the State Convention. He surprised us by donating 7,000 toy soldiers to our Vietnam Toy Soldier Project.
Thanks Tony!

AFJROTC VFW Award Winner Cadet LT Leah Swarts at the annual JROTC Awards night
23 Apr 2018.

CDR Mike Rhew, our new State Commander and his family.


Hans Hooker, our Judge Advocate, representing us at Normandy.


Hans Hooker, our Judge Advocate

Appreciation Certificate given to the Post by Wreaths Across America



Vietnam Veterans Honor Day at Manchester Square.
Approximately 400 attended with 252 registered for the walk.

Memorials to 74 fallen Vietnam veterans were displayed from Coffee, Grundy, Bedford, Cannon, Franklin,
Moore, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Warren and Marion Counties.

Don and Pat Purinton during the Vietnam day walk.

Edward Reader is our only World War II veteran. He was also a POW (Prisoner of War)
in Germany. Here we present him with a certificate on POW Day, 9 April 2018.

Shirley Karper, our Quartermaster and Programs Manager, successfully completes the
Bataan Memorial Death March marathon of 26.2 miles held near White Sands, NM, on 25 March 2018.
Shirley finished 10th in her age group with a time of 7 hours, 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Congratulations to Shirley for representing our Post, the VFW and women veterans!!

David King, VFW Post 10904 Auxiliary, presents Emily Cowan Ezell, with $300 in cash.
Ms. Ezell won the Citizenship Education Teacher Award from our Post and from our District.
She went on to win the State award and the
2017-2018 coveted Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher's Award.
We are all so very proud of Emily!

Shirley Karper, retired Air Force, is sworn in as the District Quartermaster.
Shirley is our Post Quartermaster and an exceptional comrade. Summer of 2017.

Howard Thompson, member of our Post and Commander of the DAV, gives the
keynote speech at the Memorial Day service held at the Manchester Square; May 2017

Some of our wonderful Auxiliary members.

One of our Post members, Claude Morse, just seems to do it all!
Despite being very ill, Claude still go the Wreaths Across America program going in Manchester.
He also works with Honor Flight of Middle TN where he provides a flight to Washington DC
for World War II, Korean War and some disabled Vietnam Veterans,
all free of charge to the member.

Gary Benton, our Post Senior Vice Commander, runs a class to obtain your firearms
carry permit. Gary runs a top-notch course. Please go to his website if interested:
Tennessee Academy of Firearms

VFW Post Commander, Thomas Hewell

Beautiful painting by Larina Kehrer for our Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest.
April 2017

Shannon Benton, our VFW Auxiliary President, and her son, Cole -
a proud Marine!

Charlie Garvin

Several of our Post members go each month to Assited Living Centers, the Jail, and a women's
home to sing seasonal music. In the photo are David King, (far left), Kim King (white shirt),
Margie Gerard (center, white pants) and Linda Rollins (Uncle Sam).
This photo taken at our Patriotic music series, July 2017 at Morning Point, Tullahoma.

CDR Kimberly King (left) and Quartermaster Shirley Karper (right) place a wreath
at the Tennessee State Capital, 2017, in honor of Wreaths Across America. A program run by our very own Claude Morse.

Post and District Quartermaster, Shirley Karper and Post Commander Kimberly King
man an informational booth at the Fannie Moffitt Festival in Altamont, TN. Oct 2017

Christmas Party at the Coffee County Veterans Association bldg.

Kimberly King speaks and gives service certificates to veterans
at the Grundy County Veterans Association Lunch; Dec 2017.

Patriotic face made with Buddy Poppies.
VFW Post 10904

Emily Cornelius, 3rd grade teacher, receives boxes of much needed school supplies.
All supplies and donations were provided by our Post.

State winners, Neal Simmons, for Emergency Responder and Emily Ezell,
State and National Teacher's award.

Shirley Karper and Kimberly King after the Manchester Wreaths Across America ceremony.
Manchester, TN - December 2017

Shirley Karper and Kimberly King talk to the students at Temple Baptist on the meaning
of freedom and the Voice of Democracy essay contest. February 2018

Jeramy Lacy, Voice of Democracy Post winner. Temple Bapist.

Rachel Butler, Post and District, Voice of Democracy essay winner. Temple Baptist.
Feb 2018

Our dear ladies at one of our VFW breakfast events.
Catha Miller and Barbara Gibbs

Ed Reader, a World War II veteran. He was a pilot on a B-17 bomber
and was shot down and taken as a POW in Germany.

Gene Stillings, our Veterans Service Officer.

Joe Clark, our dear Vietnam Veteran.

Lester Miller, our treasurer and great friend.

Margie Gerard and her granddaughter cook for our monthly breakfast.

Tom Gerard, one of our past Post Commanders.

Our wonderful Auxiliary members.

Tennessee State Teacher's award winner, Emily C. Ezell with Quartermaster
and Programs Manager, Shirley Karper, (left), District 5 CDR Hundley Ford (right)
Greg Dodson, TN State Chief of Staff (tan suit), and post CDR Kim King (center)
at the State Mid-Winter Conference.

Tom Hewell, past VFW Post 10904 Commander, is presented with a plaque for his
untiring service to our community for his service with the VFW. Tom continues to
serve our country by volunteering in a variety of veterans organizations, despite his
recent health issues. He is a tireless, wonderful friend and admirable veteran.

13 March 2018: Westwood Middle School; Patriot's Pen and Teacher's Award Winners.
Congratulations to our award winners at Westwood Middle School. Left to right are
Shirley Karper, Program Manager and Quartermaster, Clint Gribble, Teacher's award winner;
Kasen Holt and Brayden Gray, Patriot's Pen essay winners,
Kimberly King, Post CDR and David King, VFW Auxiliary.
Westwood Middle submitted 23 essay's for the contest. Congratulations to all!

22 March 2018: Patriots Pen Award essay winner Patience Driggers of
Coffee County Middle School along with Program Manager Shirley Karper and Kim King.

22 March 2018: Voice of Democracy essay winner Taela Bland of
Coffee County Central High School. What a smile!

Voice of Democracy essay contributor Brianna Cardenal. Honor student
Coffee County Central High School. Congratulations to all winners!