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VFW Commander in Chief’s decision on the PAC

October 18th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0
 VFW Commander in Chief has made the right decision on the folks running the PAC, but is it enough?

I verified this email with John to make sure I was passing on the right info.  I’m hoping that this new direction by the VFW is enough to fix what the PAC has done.  A friend just commented to me “So how much of my money went to Nancy and Harry and why the hell didn’t the VFW know about this stuff? How could they allow the endorsement of Ron Klein (D) over a MEMBER and VET LtCol Allen West down in Florida.  Klein hasn’t served, isn’t a member and really hasn’t done much for the Vets so how did he get the PAC behind him? Then you have Harry Reid saying he has the VFW backing him… Wrong thing to say Mr. Former Senator.


Sent: Sat, October 16, 2010 3:33:26 PM
Subject: Commander-in-Chief PAC Decision
Yes, I did indeed write the text that begins with “Good Afternoon Comrades…”
I would appreciate it if you would eliminate my contact information other than email if you post this to your site.
Thank you for your service, and thank you for your support.
 John W. Stroud
Candidate, National Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States


Good Afternoon Comrades;

 I just received a personal telephone call from VFW Commander-in-Chief, Richad Eubank.  The Chief asked me to let all of the comrades in Nevada know the most recent action he has taken regarding the PAC endorsements.  He has asked me to give this message the widest dissemination, so please forward this message on to any in your Nevada address book that you may not see here.
In light of Senator Reid’s misleading claim during the debate on Wednesday night that he had been endorsed by the VFW, the Chief wanted you to know this latest information:
The Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief had requested the VFW Political Action Committe (PAC) to rescind their endorsements as they were not the voices of the VFW membership and the ramifications from these endorsements by the PAC were having a detrimental effect on our organization.

Unfortunately, the leaders of the PAC refused to honor the C-in-C request, and did not rescind the endorsements.  Yesterday, Friday, October 15, the Commander-in-Chief revoked all of the appointments to the PAC.  Effective immediately, the PAC is a memberless committee, whose fate will be decided at the National Convention in San Antonio, next August.

 I urge each and every one of you reading this to send a brief message by email to  Get it on record that you support the decision of the Commander-in-Chief to put the voice of the members first and foremost.  In the message, make sure that you note that you are from Nevada and that you appreciate him standing firm that the membership voice will be heard above that of a committee.  THIS IS YOUR VFW!
We need to get this issue behind us so we can get back to the business of supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Veterans and their families, our communities and youth.
 Yours in Comradeship,
John W. Stroud

Candidate, National Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States


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