Where did you serve and what did you do?
USMC 1989-2019, Master Gunnery Sergeant (ret) Combat Engineer
How are you #StillServing?
Junior Vice Commander of VFW Post 12146 Bang Chang – Utapao
Why do you do it?
VFW Post 12146 Bang Chang – Utapao membership is geographically disbursed with members who live throughout Thailand and the United States. They support their local communities through personal time, effort and financial donations. With COVID-19 social distancing requirements, Community Service efforts become a bit more challenging. However, this does not mean our Community Service ceases to function, it simply means we adapt to the situation. Today, we highlight Ann’s Home for Abandoned and Disadvantaged Children, in Ban Chang, Thailand. Post 12146 members have a longstanding relationship with Ann and the children. Recently, Comrades donated funds for the purchase of food for the children.
Members stay in contact with Ann and the kids through video chat, photos and some friends of the Post who delivered the food. When asked for permission to publicly recognize their efforts on social media, they requested to remain anonymous, stating smiles from the kids is recognition enough. Well done Comrades, thank you for your continued Community Service in these uncertain times.