©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Operation Desert Storm Observance

February 21, 2022 - On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation of coalition forces from 34 nations to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier. When the war ended on February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.

VFW to Observe the Sinking of the USS Maine

February 9, 2022 - The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21 – August 13, 1898 and ended Spain’s worldwide empire. It ended with America easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was the start of the war.

Every Veteran Has A Story: Andy Cook

Private Andy Cook
World War I - Company F, 815 Pioneer Infantry Regiment
“Served His Country”

February 9, 2022 - Andy Cook was born in the far east Texas town of Center, Shelby County on February 16, 1895 to Iris Curry and Hilliard Cook. Their last name is spelled Cooks in some places. He grew up in a large family of eight known siblings. When he was six years old the family was living on a farm in Smith County, Texas.


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