MIA Update

National VFW - 11/5/2016

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced burial updates of three Americans who had been missing in action since World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
 
 
-- Marine Pfc. Nicholas J. Cancilla, 18, will be buried Nov. 7 in his hometown of Altoona, Pa. Cancilla was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. Cancilla died on the first day of battle, Nov. 20, 1943. Read more.  
 
 
-- Army Pfc. William V. Giovanniello, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be buried Nov. 10 in Port Jervis, N.Y. Giovanniello was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, when his unit was forced into a fighting withdrawal from Chorwon, South Korea. He was declared missing in action on April 25, 1951. Read more.
-- Army Cpl. Wayne Minard, 19, of Furley, Kan., will be buried Nov. 12 in nearby Wichita. Minard was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, fighting a delaying action south to Kunu-ri, North Korea. He would be reported missing in action on Nov. 26, 1950. Read more.

Announcements

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
LEWIS VFW CAJUN CRAWFISH BOIL
APRIL 30, 2022
2pm - 5pm 
$5/bowl
 
LEWIS VFW TALK DERBY TO ME
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY 
May 7th, 2022
2pm start
Race at 5:45pm
Wear your best Kentucky Derby Hats and Dress Attire for a chance to win prizes
Drink Specials & Mint Juleps All Day
Raffles and Race Bets.
SEE YOU AT THE DERBY

LEWIS MEMORIAL VFW ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS'
FOOD AND BEVERAGE GOLF SHOOT OUT
SATURDAY JUNE 11,2022
FREDERIC GOLF COURSE
$320/TEAM 
includes lunch and gift bag
1st $600, 2nd $400, 17th $200, $50 proxy prizes, Hole in 1 vehicle challenge, raffles, prizes, gifts and a Hog Roast following the tournament at Lewis VFW.
All proceeds this year will benefit St. Croix Tribal Police and Siren Fire Department
For more information, please contact Denny Olson at (218) 591-4387