Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

Veterans’ group in Palau says planned VFW post establishment not legit

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A recent report about the Veterans Associations Post to be set up in Palau by former Senator and veteran Alfonso Diaz is being questioned by a group from the U.S Armed Forces Veterans Association of Palau, a non-profit organization established this year by US veterans in Palau.

The group replied saying that this post as earlier reported cannot be carried for it is not legally authorized by the post commander that oversees all the post that is to be set up in Micronesia and that they can’t set up what’s already been set up.

According to David Mendoza, an authorized charter leader in Palau who oversees the function and post in Palau, the Veterans of Foreign War post has already been registered with the Corporate Registrar in Palau.

Furthermore, in order to qualify for membership in Veterans of Foreign War(VFW) a veteran must be U.S. citizen or U.S. national, must have served in U.S. Armed Forces and must have received either an honourable discharge or currently serving and must have served in war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

If a veteran wants to be a part of the Veterans of Foreign War(VFW) they must meet all these requirements but if they do not, they can only be part of the U.S Armed Veterans Association of Palau.

David R. Mendoza is the authorized charter leader in Palau who oversees the function and post in Palau and is also the Chairman Budget, Planning and Strategy Committee. He has lived here for 23 years and served 23 years in the Marines. He was authorized by Shawn Watson Chief of Staff  VFW Department of Pacific and VFW National Council Member. He says he is willing to help all veterans who are interested and meet the requirements.

He is working to make the life of veterans in Palau better but in the best way he can in accordance to requirements. Any veteran can join the veterans association in Palau but to be a part of the Veterans of Foreign War you have to be U.S citizen, combat veteran along with members paying dues.

He went on to say that they are the only authorized post in Palau and that they are the only known chartered trademark here. For any veteran who wants to join or ask questions, you may contact him through his number 779-0645 and email him at palvetsgroup1@gmail.com.

In the previous article regarding establishment of the VFW Post in Palau, Mr. Diaz says “In creating a post, veterans can come together and talk about their experiences relieving themselves of all the stress they have bottled up surrounded by people who’ve been through the military and know what they’ve been through.  He added that there were 35 people that met the criteria required by VFW.

A recent report about the Veterans Associations Post to be set up in Palau by former Senator and veteran Alfonso Diaz is being questioned by a group from the U.S Armed Forces Veterans Association of Palau, a non-profit organization established this year by US veterans in Palau.

The group replied saying that this post as earlier reported cannot be carried for it is not legally authorized by the post commander that oversees all the post that is to be set up in Micronesia and that they can’t set up what’s already been set up.

According to David Mendoza, an authorized charter leader in Palau who oversees the function and post in Palau, the Veterans of Foreign War post has already been registered with the Corporate Registrar in Palau.

Furthermore, in order to qualify for membership in Veterans of Foreign War(VFW) a veteran must be U.S. citizen or U.S. national, must have served in U.S. Armed Forces and must have received either an honourable discharge or currently serving and must have served in war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

If a veteran wants to be a part of the Veterans of Foreign War(VFW) they must meet all these requirements but if they do not, they can only be part of the U.S Armed Veterans Association of Palau.

David R. Mendoza is the authorized charter leader in Palau who oversees the function and post in Palau and is also the Chairman Budget, Planning and Strategy Committee. He has lived here for 23 years and served 23 years in the Marines. He was authorized by Shawn Watson Chief of Staff  VFW Department of Pacific and VFW National Council Member. He says he is willing to help all veterans who are interested and meet the requirements.

He is working to make the life of veterans in Palau better but in the best way he can in accordance to requirements. Any veteran can join the veterans association in Palau but to be a part of the Veterans of Foreign War you have to be U.S citizen, combat veteran along with members paying dues.

He went on to say that they are the only authorized post in Palau and that they are the only known chartered trademark here. For any veteran who wants to join or ask questions, you may contact him through his number 779-0645 and email him at palvetsgroup1@gmail.com.

In the previous article regarding establishment of the VFW Post in Palau, Mr. Diaz says “In creating a post, veterans can come together and talk about their experiences relieving themselves of all the stress they have bottled up surrounded by people who’ve been through the military and know what they’ve been through.  He added that there were 35 people that met the criteria required by VFW.  (By Kerdeu Uong)