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State Commander Robert Froelick

Bob Froelick

I would like to thank all the members of the Department of Connecticut for putting their trust in me, by electing me to serve as their State Commander.  I would also like to congratulate our State President Ruth Hewston and her entire slate of officers and commit all of the resources of our department to ensure we both have successful years in all of our programs.

My motto this year is: “Uncle Grumpy Working For Veterans.” and my special project this year is the VFW National Military Service program. I chose that a program because it helps all of our deployed service members   our Veterans and their families. 

I am truly looking forward to working with Ruth Hewston our State President and the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries, along with my slate of officers.. I hope that in our year working together we can accomplish the missions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries, and in doing so have some fun along the way.
Again, I offer my sincere thanks for allowing me to serve, and please sign up a new member into the VFW, to keep us strong into the future.

Robert Froelick, State Commanders

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Department of CT State Convention

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Uncle Grumpy's 2013-2014 Membership Program

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Regarding: The group called
" The Veterans Support Organization
Statement of Richard DiFederico,
Past State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Connecticut.

As a Past State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Connecticut, I and all of the over 25,000 members of the VFW' s and our auxiliaries are appalled at the tactics of the group calling themselves, " The Veterans Support Organization" Their callous and despicable actions concerning the illegitimate fund raising campaign they have done here in Connecticut and around the country only dilutes the help for our Veterans that our citizens so freely donate to, thinking the money will be used to aid Connecticut's Veterans, when in fact very little, if any at all, is used for the Veterans here in our state. That they dress in military uniforms to portray themselves as Veterans, when many of them are not, further shows that they are nothing but a bunch of scam artists. The Citizens of Connecticut should be cautious as to whom they donate their hard earned money to, and not simply because someone slaps on a military uniform and puts their hand out for a donation in the name of a good cause. Vultures the likes of them should be dealt with in the harshest of legal terms as is possible. I am proud that my organization, the VFW has introduced a bill in our Statehouse to eliminate such scam artists as them in our state. Please view the Fox video below.

Richard Difederico, Past State Commander

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Phony veterans service group exposed




State Officers

Robert Froelick
Senior Vice Commander
Greg Smith
Junior Vice Commander
Robert Bailey
Ronald (Rusko) Rusakiewicz
Admin Assistant
Eileen D'Andrea
Donald O'Connor
Judge Advocate
David Greene
Thomas Sutton
Edwin Brown
John LeBlanc

Service Officer
Ed Burke

Walt Dolan

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