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Local VFW post struggles to remain operational


Waning interest in the local Veteran’s of Foreign War (VFW) Chapter has officials questioning whether it should remain open.

Post 2243 Commander, Joe Hernandez, an 86 year old Korean War veteran, informed the Nebraska State VFW Quartermaster, John Lebsack, of attendance difficulties the local post faces.

In addition to Lebsack, the letter was received by State Recruiter Larry Geralt who, like Lebsack, resides in Omaha.

Although the Kimball roster lists 41 members, many of those do not attend meetings and functions regularly.

Lebsack, Geralt and three members of the Nebraska State Post v...

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