VFW Honors Veterans Who Served in Somalia

VFW Post 8904 members, Ladies Auxiliary and additional veterans are seen above in attendace of the ceremony Tuesday. Those present are as follows (from left): Auxiliary member Becky Maidic; Leslie Gill and his dog "Little T"; Auxiliary Chaplain Mary Fausett; United States Marine Veteran Paul Risinger; Auxiliary Sr. Vice Sandy Risinger; Gene Hutto, Post Chaplain; Charles Kreisel, Post JA; Steve Reeff, US Air Force Retired Chief Master Sergeant; Larry Hume, Quartermaster; Sean Martin, Post Member/Somali Veteran; Jason Sanford, Iraq Veteran; Mike Langford, Post Commander.

Pictured above are Somalia Veterans (from left) Sean Martin, Steve Reeff and Mike LangfordApril 1, 2015 - VFW Post 8904 Members and the Ladies Auxiliary were present on the Center square Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in honor of those who served in Somalia. The program was presented by Larry Hume, Quartermaster and opening prayer was led by Gene Hutto, Chaplain.

Following the introduction, Hume introduced Steve Reeff, "Today we're honored to have Steve Reeff of Belleville, Illinois who is up here visiting Mike [Langford] and actually served in Somalia. He's an Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Retired," said Hume.

Reeff commenced to placing the wreath and this was followd by Taps as presented by Mike Langford, Post Commander.