Oakman Hurd

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December 18, 2019

To the Members of Huron Valley AMVETS Post 2006
With great sadness I write to inform you that one of our members, Oakman Hurd, passed away on December 15, 2019 in Gaylord, MI.

Our 1st Vice-Commander, Jack Weber was a very close friend with Oakman and provided just a few of many details of his life and experiences. He was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. He was in the U.S. Army serving two tours in Vietnam and was a Silver Star recipient. He retired from the Army holding the rank of Major. When in Germany he was a flight instructor and a commercial pilot.

He served as a Town Manager in Maine. When living in Highland Michigan, he was very active in the community and was an amateur radio operator holding the callsign of K800L. He was a member of our AMVET post, the VFW Post 9914 and the Milford American Legion. He served on many boards when living in Atlanta, Michigan.

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled on April 25, 2020 at the VFW Post 9914 in Highland, MI. Additional details will be sent out as they are received from the family. Oakman was a great man, great soldier and a great friend!!! He will be greatly missed………….

Joseph M. Salvia, Commander
Huron Valley American Veterans
AMVETS Post 2006

Christmas Message

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Post

Detroit Annual Veterans Day Parade

Milford United Methodist Church Honors Their Veterans

Kurtz Elementary Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony and Veterans Breakfast Povided by the Palete Resturant

Veterans Ceremony at Milford High School

August Meeting at the Lazy J Ranch

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Pictured above are Post Commander Joe Salvia, Lt. David Fett, and Adjutant Tom Neff.
Lt. Fett joined our Post as PFC in the Michigan Army National Guard. He just completed ROTC at Eastern Michigan University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Congratulations Lt. Fett.
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Pictured below on the left is our Host, Joe Schultheis the owner of the Lazy J Ranch in Highland. Thanks Joe for a very enjoyable evening for the members of AMVETS Post 2006.
Also in the picture below are former US Navy Petty Officer, Elena Glinter and Post Commander Joe Salvia.

Senior Veterans at the Highland House

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The Highland House hosted a luncheon for Post 2006 Senior Veterans on Saturday August 17th at 12 noon. A large variety of menu items was served to the guests. Thanks to the owner, manager, and servers who made sure we were taken good care of. Thanks also to Gordie Muir for organizing this event.

Celerbrating Frank Kidd

Long time Post member Frank Kidd is leaving the area for his new home in Traverse City. He will be missed for his wit, wisdom, and contributions to our Post. Thanks Frank for all you did for our veterans, community and Post 2006.

Post 2006 Color Guard at Metro Airport

A report from Bob Olari on the Soaring Valor Color Guard at Metro Airport

Election Results

At the May General Membership Meeting the Post elected the following state of officers as shown below: Please note that we have a new Service Officer, David Wagner. Dave will be supported by Henry Storm. Welcome David!
Our long time Service Officer, Joseph Sutschek has stepped down after many years of dedicated service to our Post. On behalf of our members, we thank you Joe and look forward to your continuing support and presence.

 

OFFICERS

Commander:   Joseph M. Salvia
1st Vice Commander:  Jack Weber
2nd Vice Commander:  Michael Willihnganz
Adjutant:  Thomas Neff
Finance Officer:  Roger Brooks
Chaplain:  Jerry Mantela
Provost Marshall:  Robert Matheson
Judge Advocate: Dennis Powers
Public Relations:  Gordon Muir
Service Officer:  David Wagner
Historian:  Larry Shaver

 

TRUSTEES
Dave Sisson
Frank Kidd
Dave Fredericksen

 

NON MEMBERS SUPPORTING THE POST

Photographers :  Jack and Jane Purslow
Facility Host:  Chris Baker, Bakers of Milford

75th Wedding anniversary of Frank and Annamarie Quinlan

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Post member Frank Quinlan and his wife Annamarie just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. In their 90’s this couple participates in many of our Post activities such as the recent Flag Day fundraiser. Navy Frank supports our Color Guard and various other public service events every chance he gets. We are honored to have Frank and Annamarie as part of our Post.

New Hudson Kite Festival Color Guard

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Memorial Day AMVETS Member Participants

Photos courtesy of
M Jane Purslow
Post 2006 Photographer
Jeff Robinson
Powerhouse Gym

AMVETS Post 2006 Banquet

Guest Speaker, Captain Gerry Young USNR (Ret.)
Entertainment by the “Whatabouts”
Additional Information In the flyer below:

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Donation made to the Post

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At our March meeting, Commander Salvia received a generous donation on behalf of the Post from the Roger Althouse family. The Althouse family holds a golf outing in honor of their son Craig Althouse who lost his life in a snowmobile accident in 2015.
The family donates one-third of the charity proceeds to Milford’s American Veterans Post 2006 for their use in helping local veterans in need of assistance. “We want to do something to help veterans each year because Craig always had a high degree of respect for people who served our country,” said Roger. “He donated to veteran organizations and always found time to tell soldiers that he appreciated their service.”
The third annual Craig Althouse golf outing will be held at Hartland Glenn on Saturday, July 15. If you would like to participate, visit Althouseamericanopen.com.
Pictured below (left to right) are Roger Althouse, Commander Salvia, and Jessie Warner, a close friend of Craig.
Craig’s Mom, Deb, was also present at the meeting.

Rosie the Riveter’s

At our March membership meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming Maggie Morris and Alison Beatty, two members of the Yankee museum’s Tribute Rosie team. They were also here to observe the parade route for the upcoming Memorial Day Parade where they will be performing. In the bottom photo they are joined by two of our WWII veterans, Frank Quinlan and Lewis Bradbury.

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A great night at March’s VFW Post 9914 social night

At our March membership meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming Maggie Morris and Alison Beatty, two members of the Yankee museum’s Tribute Rosie team. They were also here to observe the parade route for the upcoming Memorial Day Parade where they will be performing. In the bottom photo they are joined by two of our WWII veterans, Frank Quinlan and Lewis Bradbury.

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A great night at March’s VFW Post 9914 social night

We had a large turnout at this month’s Social Night at the VFW. We appreciate the hospitality shown to the members of AMVETS Post 2006 at these monthly social evenings.

Banquet Video

The Passing of Doug Raupp

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Doug Raupp

Doug served in the United States Marine Corps and was an active member of our Post. In fact, he attended our last meeting. He was out of town visiting his grandchildren when he passed away.

Visitation will be at Elton-Black Funeral Home in Highland MI this Sunday from 2 until 8. Services will be held on Monday at 11 with Military Honors to follow.

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Christmas Parade Combined Color Guard

Jim Manderville Recognition

Navy Frank’s 98th Birthday Celebration

Frederick Troke Honor Guard February 4, 2019