Welcome to Boca Raton VFW Post 10556 in Veterans Park
The VFW Washington Office attended the Korean/Cold War Family’s annual meeting this week in nearby Arlington, Va. Hosted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the purpose was to highlight successes and continuing challenges to locate and recover more than 7,700 unaccounted- for Americans on the Korean Peninsula. Atop the agenda was the lack of movement in reopening DPAA-led recovery operations in North Korea, which
the U.S. is trying to keep separate from denuclearization talks. One year ago this
week, 55 transfer cases containing the co-mingled remains of perhaps more than
150 Americans returned to U.S. soil. To date, eight have been identified, with another two dozen IDs expected to be announced within a few weeks. The VFW is all-in
where it concerns the return of missing and unaccounted-for servicemen, and looks forward to continuing to work with DPAA and the families to bring our troops home.
Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, 26, was assigned to the 68th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft on which McMackin was serving as a bombadier crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire during Operation TIDAL WAVE, the largest bombing mission against the oil fields and refineries at Ploiesti, north of Bucharest, Romania. Interment services are pending. This is a content preview space you can use to get your audience interested in what you have to say so they can’t wait to learn and read more. Pull out the most interesting detail that appears on the page and write it here.
Dr. Risinger is an inpatient internal medicine physician with Seton Family of Doctors. She received her undergraduate from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and went on to complete a premed program at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Risinger received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and performed an internal medicine residency with an emphasis on womens health in Portland, Oregon at Providence Portland Medical Center. Dr
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans. The bill is just one more provision in a decades-long fight to guarantee the same benefits to thousands of Navy veterans who served in the waters offshore of Vietnam that their land and brown-water comrades are entitled to after potentially being exposed to toxic Agent Orange.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans can have their disability benefits restored, and well as an expansion of benefits to military dependents, veterans of the Korean DMZ, and those exposed to toxic hazards in Southwest Asia.”
Veterans with one of 14 diseases presumed to be related to the herbicide Agent Orange and who served offshore or in the specified areas of the DMZ, can now file a disability claim with the Department of Veterans to receive benefits, thanks to a law enacted June 26.
H.R. 299 extends disability compensation to personnel who served off the coast of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975. It specifies that veterans must have served on a ship not more than 12 nautical miles off the coast. The expanse of territorial water covered begins on the southwestern demarcation line of Vietnam and Cambodia and runs through several points spelled out in the law. June 26 2019
After passing Congress, President Trump signed the bill into law. June 26 2019
We endeavor to help every veteran, spouse, and family when in need. Also the post participates in local veteran affairs and community events. Our post prides it self helping others and providing assistance to those in need
We have a Service Officer available Mondays from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. The SO will assist veterans, spouses and families with VA benefits and services. Call the post to schedule appointment
keep checking with us. As the situation improves we will reevaluate opening our post.
Thank you veterans!
We encourage veterans of service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters to join us.
9400 West Palmetto Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33428, United States
Membership Meeting canceled until further notice out of caution for spreading Coronavirus (check back for updates)