Lake Wateree VFW Post 8346 is self-help, volunteer, donation, and fundraising driven post.
The VFW was established to assist veterans. Our mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans
To fulfill our mission statement of being fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among our members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government Of The United States of America and fidelity to its’ Congressional Charter and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institution of American freedom; and preserve and defend the United States from all enemies whomever
This site is dedicated to those who came, served and passed on before us. May they all ” Rest In Peace” forever more and not forgotten.
“A person is never truly gone as long as someone remembers them.” ~ Unknown .
Samuel Lester Bennett – Cecil Ray Bentley* – Fay D. “Mule” Branham – Roy E. Burbage – James Royce “Jim” Day, Jr. – Ferdinand J. (Jan) Hazewinkel* – W. Glenn ‘Bud’ Hood Jr.* – William R. Howle – Frank Johnson – Robert Walter (Bob) Jones – Eric Robert Keigley – Andrew Lindh – James M. Lyles – Doug McMaster – John C. (Buster) McFadden* – John David Mattox* – Jackie L. Mincey – James L. Reilly – Carl F. Rowe, Sr.* – William Dennis Russ, Jr – Dale Lyle St. Louis – John W. Stone – Alvis L. Stuckey – John Spencer Watts – George Whitney – Delbert L. Yocum*
* – Designates Charter Members
There are two qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our National Bylaws. An individual must meet both in order to become a member. They are as follows:
1: Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently
2: Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:
- An authorized campaign medal (see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
- Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
- Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days
*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314.801.0800 to request more information.
More detailed information on VFW eligibility can be accessed here.
If you are not eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars but you have a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, or spouse who would be eligible then you may apply for membership in the VFW Auxiliary.
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Stay up-to-date on the important issues facing today’s service members and veterans, while having our nation's battle history available at your fingertips.
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Membership entitles you to retail establishments and other various offers and special discounts for VFW members.
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VFW members save on items like prescriptions, vision, hearing aids and other health products.
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