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Posts published in July 2016

Crosby VFW host fish fry with Wall of Honor

CROSBY – The local veterans and Rolling Thunder, Inc. combined to bring a new Wall of Honor to Just Connie’s Ice House last Saturday.

Just Connie’s Ice House purchased the food for the veterans to sell. Also, the establishment purchased a large cooler to be raffled off to aide the two groups and filed them with the winner’s favorite beverage.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Frank Kubin Post 9761 fried fish and had a 1957 Chevrolet Sedan for raffle that features 200 tickets for $100. A raffle for a shotgun was pulled that day. Bob Stamply won the shotgun. Contact Bob Slovak at (281) 635-9263 to buy a ticket for the Chevy or any member of the VFW post.

Rolling Thunder, Inc. members have been working on the Wall for a decade. Beginning in 2001 the wall is up to date through 2014 for the War on Terror. Panels begin with World War II and continue through the War on Terror that has the name and photograph of all those that died to keep this county free of terror.

Rolling Thunder Inc.’s major function is to educate the public on the American Prisoners Of War after conflicts and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. They are committed to helping all veterans from all conflicts. Rolling Thunder is a nonprofit organization.

The Wall shows that of American veterans 405,399 were killed and 671,846 were wounded serving in World War II. Korea suffered 103,284 wounded and 36,574 were killed. In Vietnam 153,303 were wounded and 58,209 were killed. In Desert Storm 294 were killed. In the War on Terror 24,016 have been killed of all allied soldiers and servicemen, 4,902 Americans eleven are former POW/MIA and one is still listed as POW/MIA.