Landt-Thiel Post # 470
Most of us have serverd during the COLD WAR, the longest war this nation faced (September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991) and this is to recognize us for what we did.
Milllions of us watched and stood on guard for deacades to keep the peace and prevent a war that would have been the end of humanity as we know it.
Please share in this and take pride in what we have done and accomplished.
This is our "MEDAL" and the supporting documnet we earned.
Background and history:
In accordance with section 1084 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1998, Congress commended the members of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel who contributed to what the US government sees as their own historic victory in the Cold War, and authorized and instructed the then-Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, to prepare a certificate recognizing the Cold War service of qualifying members of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense and other government agencies. The certificate became known as the Cold War Recognition Certificate available by request of the individual by all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War, which is defined as September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991.
In October 2001, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2002, which is signed into law on December 28, 2001 by President George W. Bush. In the NDAA approved by both houses and signed into law by the president, was a Sense of the Congress resolution that the Secretary of Defense should consider authorizing the issuance of a Campaign medal, to be known as the Cold War Service Medal, to each person who while a member of the Armed Forces served satisfactorily on active duty during the Cold War. The then-Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, did not create such a medal.
The official US Navy web page states: "The Department of Defense will not be creating a Cold War Service medal" and that any commemorative medals made by private vendors are unauthorized on the military uniform. At present the Cold War Victory Medal remains strictly commemorative and is unofficial other than for members of the Louisiana National Guard.
The Cold War Victory Medal is also referred to as the Cold War Commemorative Medal, Cold War Service Medal, or simply as the Cold War Medal. There are no devices or attachments authorized for the Cold War Victory Medal.
Please remember... you can NOT wear this medal in UNIFORM (active duty), but you can wear it as a civilain as a Commemorative Medal.
Public Relations Meetings:
are now held at 1800 hrs.
** NEXT MEETING APRIL 18th 2016**
Join us for our Members Meeting!
Lets make it a good one with a great turnout with food and comradery after!
Next Meeting is: APRIL 18th 2016
ATTENTION FELLOW MEMBERS:
Wisconsin Veterans are now able to have your Veteran status put onto your Drivers Leicense.
There is a link to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs located in the AFFLIATED WEB section of our web-page.
Please look into this and make sure your able to use this honerable indentifier for your drivers lisence.
Do you BARTEND?
Post 470 is in need of Bartenders and can sure you your help....
If interested please contact the post.
THANK YOU !!!
If you would like to volunteer to help distribute poppies this year ...
Please call 2nd Vice President Sally Kupkovits@
SUPPORT A VETERAN, WEAR A POPPY !!!
Honor their past sacrifices and contribute to the continuing needs of our veterans.
The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.
100% of the donations go to the Veterans.
***PROPER FLAG DISPOSAL***
Bring any US Flags that are faded and torn, they have served their time Honorably.
We at the American Legion conduct proper and repectful flag retirement ceremonies every year.
A mailbox or drop off container is available at most American Legion Posts.
Please contact your Local American Legion with any questions, or if you have a flag you wish to be picked up.
WE HAVE A RASCAL SCOOTER AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO ANY VETERAN
WHO MAY NEED ONE....for more information
CONTACT CHARLIE WATRY AT 262-284-0296
*** If you are in need of other items***
The Post Has:
Wheel Chairs, Crutches, Canes, Walkers,
Call the Post @ 262-284-2787.
If you have eliminated your landline phone, or have a
different cell number,
Please let one of your officers know.
If you have a current E-mail,and are not sure if you are on the
Please see one of the officers to update the listing.
Of course the numbers & e-mails are kept in strict confidence and only used for American Legion notification purposes.
Your phone number or e-mail absolutely will not be shared.
SICK CALL !!!
Do you know a member who is ailing,
had an accident or has been hopitalized?
Please let us know here at the post as we want our members to know we care, to send a get well greeting.
And that our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers..
You can call the post 262-284-2787 and leave a message.
Or Call Chaplain Fred Wallner @ 262-675-6081