Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Old Stone Fort Post 10904


~ All American Post~
~ All State Post ~

130 Shelton Road
Manchester, TN 37355

8 January 1990

Monthly Meetings:
6 pm / 18:00
Second Monday of each month
Coffee County Veterans Building
130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN

Kimberly King


Donald Purinton
Senior Vice Commander
County Veterans Service Officer

The VFW is a non-profit veteran service organization composed of eligible veterans
and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
The VFW and its Auxiliary are dedicated to veterans service,
legislative advocacy and military and community service programs.

The VFW was established to assist veterans. Our mission is to foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans
of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our community. We advocate on behalf of all veterans.

The purposes of the VFW are patriotic, fraternal, historical, charitable and educational.
To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members and to assist worthy comrades.
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans.
To maintain true allegiance to the United States and fidelity to its institutions of freedom
and to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.

Click Here for a complete list of all Programs the VFW offers.

We encourage and welcome all qualifying veterans to join our Post
and support our veterans, our families, and our country.
Post contact information, as well as qualifying information, is listed below.

Congratulations Post!

Our Post has won the
Community Service Award from the State Department of Tennessee
the All-State Department of Tennessee award
and the VFW National Award of Merit for our Ukraine Fundraiser Dinner and Discussion.
Additionally, we have won our 4th VFW National consecutive All-American award!

Thank you to all Post, Auxiliary and friends of our Post, who contributed to these outstanding awards.

Monthly Fundraiser Brunch - 27 August
Please note time change. 9 am to 11:30 am

Please join us Saturday, 27 August, for our monthly fundraiser.
The breakfast time has been moved to later, from 9 am to 11:30 am
because it is part of our All-American Celebration (see below).

Come and join us for brunch and a day of fun, smiles and entertainment. Take out available!
Open to the public!

Thank you to our super sponsor

All-American Celebration!
27 August 2022 - 9 am to 4 pm

Come and celebrate our 4th year in obtaining the VFW National All-American Award
on Saturday, August 27th, with brunch served by our members from 9 am to 11:30 am
followed with a day of fun, entertainment and smiles.
Special guests will be attending as well as great entertainment by

Lloyd Smith
By Grace
AnTwan Buchanan and Co. and
1-65 and the Truth

A ceremony to honor those who have served in our Post will be held at 1 pm
including recognition of others who have helped to make our Post as successful as
it is. The event will run from about 9 am till 3 pm.

Open to the public. Come and help us celebrate! Fun for the entire family.

September Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meetings are held at the Coffee County Veterans Association building located at
130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN.
Our Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm/18:00
with a free dinner and meeting to follow around 6:45 pm / 18:45.

All are welcome.

Post Officers for 2022 to 2023

Welcome to our Newest Members:

Kelly Hamilton
Air Force; Kuwait

Jess Haag
Navy; Vietnam

Keith Nestinger
Air Force; Korea

Brent Osborne
Army; Desert Storm

Richard Whitmire
Army; Southwest Asia

Virgil C. Morgan, Jr
Navy; Vietnam

Brittany Cupp
Army National Guard; Kuwait

Robert Vacovsky
Army; Gulf Wars

George Chambers
Air Force; Afghanistan

Carl Herschel
Army; Gulf Wars

Ronald Riederich
Navy; Vietnam

Patriotic Days We Acknowledge and Cherish

VFW Post 10904 celebrates and honors all patriotic days and events including the following:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 18 Jan
Four Chaplains Day - 3 Feb
National Vietnam War Veterans Day - 29 March
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day- 9 April
Loyalty Day - 1 May
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day - 11 May
Armed Forces Day - 20 May
Memorial Day - 28 May
Flag Day - 14 June
Independence Day - 4 July
American POW's in Hiroshima Killed on the day of the Bombing - 6 August
National Purple Heart Day - 7 August
Patriot Day - 11 Sept
POW/MIA Day - 21 Sept
National VFW Day - 29 Sept
Gold Star Mother's Day - 30 September
Veterans Day - 11 Nov
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - 7 Dec

Our Pledge of Allegiance

Operation Joy Music/Comedy Program

Please contact CDR King for a schedule of Operation Joy events.
Operation Joy is a Bob Hope style music and comedy program we provide
for free to several assisted living centers.
Below are the addresses for the homes we visit each month:

Autumn Oaks Senior Living
1621 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN

Morning Pointe Assisted Living
711 Kings Lane
Tullahoma, TN

McArthur Manor Assisted Living
119 Bryan Ave
Manchester, TN

Brookdale Assisted Living
801 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN

All are welcome to join us. It's great fun!
Please contact Kimberly King at
or phone 251-554-8836 for additional information.

Our Post Awards

VFW National All-American Post
4 years consecutive (2018 - 22)

VFW Department of Tennessee All-State Post
5 years consecutive (2017 - 22)

VFW National Award of Merit
3 awards (2018 - 19 - 22)

VFW National Post Special Project Award
2 awards (2018 - 21)

VFW National Membership Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW National Smart/Maher Teacher's Award

VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Award

VFW Department of Tennessee Smart/Maher Teacher's Award
7 awards (2018 - 19 - 20)

VFW Department of Tennessee Commander's Membership Award
4 awards (2018 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Awards
4 awards (2018 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW Department of Tennessee Balsom V. Perry Award

Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration Award

Governor's Volunteer Star Award
3 winners (Claude Morse, Ed Reader, Sr) and Andrew Hetrick (Eagle Scout)

Our District Awards include:

Veterans and Military Support Programs Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

Community Service Award
5 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22)

Attendance Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

Citizenship Education Teacher Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

Outstanding Patriot's Pen Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

Outstanding Voice of Democracy Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

Welcome Girl Scouts!

We want to warmly welcome Girl Scout Troop 1194 to our Post!
The Scouts have partnered with us for future events. We hope to be an
asset that they will treasure as we know we are blessed to have them.
Welcome Aboard!

VFW Post 10904 Photos

Please click Here to view a few photos
of some of our events, projects, members and award winners.

VFW Post 10904 Membership

Please click HERE to view information
on becoming a member of our post.

Community Service Programs

Click on the title to access information on the following awards and programs:

These awards include Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement and Firefighter.

Click here for more info:
Public Safety Award Information

Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement or Firefighter Award Submission Form

Scout of the Year Award

Teacher of the Year Contest

Click Here
to listen to Emily Ezell, elementary school teacher from Cowan Elementary
describe how winning the National VFW Citizenship Education Teacher award changed her life.

Entry form for 2021-2022 VFW Teacher of the Year Award
Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award Page 1
Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award Page 2

Young American Patriotic Art Contest

Open to students in grades 9-12

Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Competitions:

Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Grades 6-8
Rules and Eligibility for the Patriots Pen Essay Contest
2020-21 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Brochure

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Grades 9-12
2020-21 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Brochure
Rules and Eligibility for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

For a complete list of VFW Community Service Programs
please Click Here

VFW Action Corps Weekly

What is National VFW working on this week?
Check out the latest news and information at
VFW Action Corps Weekly

Proud member of the
Department of Defense Vietnam Commemoration

Please contact us if you know anyone in the following categories from the Vietnam War:

1. Former, living American military Vietnam prisoners of war (POWs) as listed by the Department of Defense.
2. Immediate family members such as parents, children, siblings, or the spouse of American military personnel
who are listed as missing or unaccounted for by the Department of Defense.
3. Immediate family members such as parents, children, siblings or the spouse of a veteran who is
listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
4. The surviving spouse, (at the time of death) of a veteran who served on active duty
in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time period between 1 November 1955 to 15 May 1975, regardless of location of service.

We will honor and recognize those family and/or service members at an appropriate time.

Thank you for considering a donation!

Donations made to our Post go strictly to veterans needs, programs or community
charitable organizations we support.

VFW Post and General Links:

VFW Post 10904
Facebook Page

VFW Post 10904
Chain of Command and Officers

VFW Post 10904

VFW Post 10904
Membership Information

VFW Post 10904

VFW National Website

Department of Tennessee VFW

Remember our Fallen Heros in Afghanistan

Photo of our 13 fallen hero's in the recent withdrawl from Afghanistan

Toy Soldier Project
(Click on the photo for a larger view of the display)
Please Click Here to explain our Toy Soldier Project.
Information on the project can be found
at the bottom of the Vietnam War Facts Website.

Facts about the Vietnam War

Coffee County Veterans Association

Coffee County TN Service Officer
Donald Purinton

VFW Post 10904 Patriots Pen / Voice of Democracy Essay Competition and
Teachers of the Year Past Award Winners

8 March 2021

A video of the entire ceremony can be seen at this YouTube video link:
VFW Post 10904 Awards Night

Also, enjoy viewing a slide show of all the award winners which you can see in the video link below:
VFW Award Winners Slide Show

Manchester Veterans Day Parade

2nd Annual Manchester Veterans Day Parade

American Veteran POW's Killed in Hiroshima

Pearl Harbor Day

King's Nuclear Weapons Fascinating Facts

VFW Post 10904
2021 Veterans Honors Day and Fair
13 and 15 May 2021

Veterans Killed in Vietnam From Coffee County - Tennessee

Thompson Jewelers

Veteran owned and operated.
Has our highest recommendation.
Best jeweler in Tennessee

Central Funeral Home

Proud sponsor of VFW Post 10904

Clower Automotive

Please support Ron and Cyndi Clower and their Auto Repair Shop.
They are members of our VFW Post.
Proud sponsor of all veterans in Coffee and surrounding counties.

Mission BBQ

Veterans owned, operated and recommended restaurant.

Veteran Legal and Social Service Resources in Tennessee
Lawyers for Warriors
Legal aid, advice and lawyers in Tennessee for Veterans.

Black Rifle Coffee

Veterans owned, operated and recommended coffee.

Vietnam-Era Honors Dinner Video; 28 March 2019

Department of Defense
Vietnam War Commemoration

Vietnam-Era Honors Day at Manchester Square - March 2018

Filmed by Lamar Wilkie, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy - Retired

Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee

Coffee County Wreaths Across America Facebook Page

New Veterans ID Card

Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services or Online

Great source of information on discounts for military and their families.

ASVAB Test; Practice Test and Study Guide

Operation Gratitude

Care packages sent to military and how to contribute or join.

Manchester Recreation Center

Thunder Radio

Support those who support us. Thunder Radio is our partner in all events helping or
related to veterans. Join them at radio FM station 106.7 or 107.9.
Also available at AM station 1320

A Winning Attitude is is where we purchase our event t-shirts, post polo shirts and plaques.
Highly recommended for anyone having an event, cause or need.
Located in Manchester near the square.

Website and Contact Information:

For information on the VFW Post 10904
please contact:

Kimberly King
Commander, VFW Post 10904
2658 Gap Road; Altamont, TN 37301
Phone: 251-554-8836

Please email me your questions, comments
or information pertaining to our Post.
Happy to serve!

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