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Captain James Ahn

Memorial Scholarship 

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired), a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion, has announced a $1,000 scholarship created in the name of a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, Capt James Ahn, who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015.   LTC Kirkland was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.  Qualified students should go to the following link for additional information:  CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship.  

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VFW Post 5290 participated in Rockdale County Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec 4, 2021

Roosevelt McCombs


VFW Post 5290 American Flag Retirement Ceremony on NOV 13, 2021

Emory West, Roosevelt McCombs, and Howard Hendrickson


Navy veteran Craig Petrazewsky finally receives awards he earned in Vietnam

On April 28-29 1975, the USS Midway aircraft carrier and other U.S. Navy ships took part in the largest helicopter evacuation in history, carrying U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese refugees to safety as North Vietnamese troops pushed into Saigon. A total of 1,373 Americans and over 5,600 South Vietnamese nationals were successfully airlifted during Operation Frequent Wind, with the Midway receiving 3,073 evacuees.


VFW Post 5290 participated in Rockdale County Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec 4, 2021

Roosevelt McCombs


VFW Post 5290 American Flag Retirement Ceremony on NOV 13, 2021

Emory West, Roosevelt McCombs, and Howard Hendrickson


Navy veteran Craig Petrazewsky finally receives awards he earned in Vietnam

On April 28-29 1975, the USS Midway aircraft carrier and other U.S. Navy ships took part in the largest helicopter evacuation in history, carrying U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese refugees to safety as North Vietnamese troops pushed into Saigon. A total of 1,373 Americans and over 5,600 South Vietnamese nationals were successfully airlifted during Operation Frequent Wind, with the Midway receiving 3,073 evacuees.


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