Service Flashback: Harold Rodenberger

Then Sgt. 1st Class Harold Rodenberger is pictured on May 3, 1967, at the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) II compound at 606 Tran Hung Dao, Cholon (a large mostly Chinese section of Saigon) where the MACV J1 and subordinate offices were located. He worked in the Operations Division, Office of the Adjutant General. According to Harold: Our boss said we would work longer than the troops in the field,…

Goodbye to Smoke Stained Ceilings

By Harold Rodenberger Those of you who have been in our hall in the past few years may have noticed that the ceiling tiles are yellowish from the days of inside smoking and stained from water leaks.  A few weeks ago, our contact at FRIHET 402, VASA (Swedish Freedom Assoc), called and wanted to know if we could use some almost new ceiling tiles. They were removing a dropped ceiling…

Get Vaccinated at the VA

Vaccines are now available for eligible veterans at the VA (for more info go here). Quartermaster Harold Rodenberger received his vaccine and here’s a write-up about his experience: After we became eligible, I spent several days trying (and being disappointed) to get appointments for my wife and myself on the various sites handling vaccination appointments.   Thursday afternoon I received an email from the VA saying that eligible veterans could call to schedule…

1st Quarter 2021 Newsletter Posted

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s 1st Quarter 2021 newsletter is posted here. Highlights include: From the Commander; Quartermaster’s Update; Chef Kay’s Crew Prepares Record Number of Social Meals; Caring for Those In Need During the Holiday Season; and Officer Spotlight: Jr. Vice Commander Alyson Teeter.

Vaccine Update from the Post Surgeon

By Robert Lehman, M.D., Post 3063 Surgeon There are a lot of unknowns regarding getting your vaccination for SAR2 (Covid19). As physician and public health officer, I read and troll for updates at least twice a day, and so I’m probably more informed than most, but there are still answers I do not have. Two vaccines are approved and somewhat available now. These are both a new type of vaccine…