MIA Update

National VFW - 4/14/2017

-- Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Marvin B. Rothman, 21, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will be buried April 19 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. Rothman, a P-47D Thunderbolt pilot, was assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group. On April 11, 1944, Rothman flew on a bombing escort mission with 15 other Thunderbolts to Wewak, Territory of New Guinea. Rothman was attacked by enemy fighter aircraft and failed to return from the mission. He was officially declared deceased as of Feb. 6, 1946. Interment services are pending. Read about Rothman.
-- Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Don O. Neher was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Neher was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Neher.
-- Navy Reserve Ensign William M. Thompson was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Thompson was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Thompson.
-- Army Technician 4th Grade John Kovach, Jr. was assigned to Company C, 192nd Tank Battalion. He died Nov. 19, 1942, while stationed in the Philippines. Interment services are pending. Read about Kovach.
-- Marine Corps Capt. John A. House, II, was assigned to HHM-265 Marine Aircraft Group 16. On June 30, 1967, House’s CH-46A Sea Knight helicopter crashed after being hit by enemy fire while attempting to insert a Marine reconnaissance team into hostile territory in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. While most of the reconnaissance team survived, House and four others were killed. Interment services are pending. Read about House.
-- Lance Cpl. John D. Killen, III, was assigned to Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. On June 30, 1967, Killen was onboard a CH-46A Sea Knight helicopter attempting to insert his Marine reconnaissance team into hostile territory in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, when it was struck by enemy fire and crashed. While most of the reconnaissance team survived, Killen and four others were killed. Interment services are pending. Read about Killen.
-- Cpl. Glyn L. Runnels, Jr. was assigned to Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. On June 30, 1967, Runnels was onboard a CH-46A Sea Knight helicopter attempting to insert his Marine reconnaissance team into hostile territory in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, when it was struck by enemy fire and crashed. While most of the reconnaissance team survived, Runnels and four others were killed. Interment services are pending. Read about Runnels.

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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.
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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
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