American Heart Assoc.

Posting 50 years of memories

by | Feb 15, 2018 | Life & Style

VFW Post Charter member Royce Evans, center, is thanked by current Post Commander Darrell Moore, right, and Post Quartermaster Ron Brown, left, at the Post’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times)

Half a century ago, 25 men got together with one purpose in mind: to help veterans.

Though the location and members have changed, Farmersville VFW Post 7426 still has the same goal. The post commemorated their 50th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 10 with a golden celebration.

Originally formed Feb. 1, 1968, the post is named after Thomas Caraway, the only Farmersville veteran killed in the Vietnam War.

During the post’s first meeting in 1968, officers were named including Post Commander T.R. Tardiff Sr., Sr. Vice Commander Lester Southard, Vice Commander Thurman Watson Jr., Quartermaster Buddy Manning, Judge Advocate Walter H. Smith, Chaplain Jimmy Whitaker and Surgeon Pancho Holland.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the full story see the Feb. 15 edition or subscribe online.

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