Carroll students show outpouring of respect to veterans.

 

Lt. Col. James H. Scott addresses students at Carroll County Middle School on Friday during the Hillsville’s school’s 45th annual Veterans Day assembly. read more.

    

 

2017

Memorial Day Buddy Poppy Distribution Drive gave away over 5,000 Buddy Poppy's on Saturday.

Army Sgt. Willie Rowe, accounted for March 2, 2017.

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Wayne Henderson and the Virginia Luthiers picking the night away  at the VFW on Saturday night  March 11, 2017

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Sarah& Savanah      The Church Sisters

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Welcome to Grover King VFW Post 1115 

 

New Veterans Of Foreign Wars National Commander 

  The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States concluded its 118th National Convention today with the election of Keith Harman of Delphos, Ohio, as its new national commander.

  Harman served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969, including service in Vietnam as a crew chief and door gunner on Huey helicopters.

  During his acceptance speech, he spoke highly of the nearly 1.7 million members of VFW and its Auxiliary, citing the members’ camaraderie as the driving force to the success of the organization. “Every member of our organization has walked the talk, and every member of our great Auxiliary has lived the fear of having a loved one downrange. I believe in what the VFW stands for — to take care of veterans, service members and their families — and I am proud to be a part of it, and honored to lead it,” the new national commander told the crowd. 

 

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WWII vet gives CCHS students ‘real’ history lesson

 Carroll County High School students in the JROTC program received a lesson Thursday that no history book will ever be able to duplicate.

 Allen Worrell/The Carroll News World War II and Anzio Beach veteran Clyde Easter is thanked for his service by Carroll County High School students in the JROTC program on Thursday. Easter spoke to students that day about his involvement in Operation Shingle – more commonly known as the Battle of Anzio. read more 

    VFW set sights on sequestration

VFW Post 1115 members and auxiliary members joined representatives from posts in Mount Airy and Pulaski at an informal reception on April 12 with top VFW officials to share concerns and topics of interest. Senior Vice Commander-In-Chief Keith Harman was the featured speaker                         

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Memorial Day 2018

 

 Preparations being made for third Annual Memorial Day Gun Show in  Hillsville, VA.

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Bingo is Back

 

 Patricia Mejia won our first progressive game on April 24th. She won $1800 in 39 numbers.

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Local veteran seeks to rename

U.S. Highway 52

World War II Anzio Beachhead veteran Clyde Easter is dusting off his desk, rolling up his sleeves and going to bat again on behalf of fellow veterans. He is literally picking up where he left off on efforts to have U.S. Highway 52 named “Veterans Memorial Highway.”

Easter, a Carroll native, served with the Third Infantry Division in Europe.

He was wounded twice on the Anzio Beachhead and is a recipient of The Purple Heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster.

He previously worked with the United States Post Office to produce stamps

honoring the Purple Heart and Audie Murphy as well as the District of Columbia Monuments Commission in the building of the World War II Memorial. He is a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115.                                                                                                                               read more

Jackson Law Group wins landmark case against VA

 

A Wytheville law firm has won a landmark court case against the Department of Veterans Affairs in Roanoke. The Jackson Law Group won more than $793,000 on behalf of the estate of William Lovell, of Max Meadows, due to medical malpractice that stemmed from a routine surgery. Lovell was a Vietnam veteran whose helicopter was shot down three times while serving our country in the line of duty; he survived each time. But when he went in for gallbladder surgery on January 30, 2012, his life would change in ways he and his family never expected.                                            read more

 

 

Officers visit highlights new VFW Mental Wellness Program

A new State Veterans of Foreign Wars program is sounding a call for veterans to “have each other’s backs” in a different way. The “all hands on deck” effort is in response to a national crisis of more than 20 veterans committing suicide daily.Dovetailing with this effort is a call to reach out to more veterans to strengthen VFW advocacy efforts. Hillsville Post 1115 was the next-to-last stop last Thursday for State and District 9 officers who are getting the word out on the efforts.

“This is the VFW Mental Wellness Campaign.                       read more