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You understand that you share a unique bond with other veterans of overseas conflicts and those who wear this country’s uniform. Regardless of what conflict you've served in - from World War II to the present day Global War On Terror, you can join with others who feel the same. Join the VFW. You’ve earned it. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?  If you are a U.S. citizen who has served honorably in the Armed Forces and has served in an overseas conflict, you are eligible to become a member of the VFW.

  • You can join us even if you are still serving in the military. The VFW counts over 75,000 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members among our ranks.

    Coming home

    The history of the VFW Post

    By Joshua Spurlock  The Mint Hill Times (November 9, 2006)

    There’s more to the Earp-Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4059 on Bain School Road than just the gray wood panels and the numerous windows. Entrenched in the walls are countless war stories told by veterans who have traveled the globe, and the roughly five decades-old post has seen many a soldier come and go. Some of the veterans who visit the post for monthly meetings and tell those stories have even more than memories invested in the old building. The reason? The post is more than just supported by its members, it was built by them. The property the post sits on was given to them by Carl McEwen. Robert Long, a W.W.II Navy veteran and a charter member of the post, said McEwen gave the land to them “in appreciation for the service that veterans did for the country.”  Said Long of McEwen, “He was one of a kind and one that we’ll never forget.”

    Ralph Ross, a W.W.II veteran and the first full-term post commander, said that because of the gift they were able to build “an area called home.”  Long said the members of the post actually cut down the wood themselves in their spare time, including at night by lantern after work. Long said they “had a good time” in the nighttime effort, and the men then had to take the wood to the saw mill at Allen Station before bringing it to the property and constructing the building. Ross said the post took several years to build, and that the wood for the post was donated by various farmers. They also had volunteers from the community help them, and the effort and energy put into the building by its members makes it all the more special to them.  “It means a whole lot more to you when you have your blood and sweat in it,” said Long.  Ross said that in order to get money for the building they held fundraising events, including fish fries, before the post was completed in the mid-1950s.  The idea behind the post came out of a vocational class started for veterans by Robert Quillen, a W.W.II veteran and the first Post Commander on a short term basis. “Rather than learning trades over there, they were exchanging war stories, and [Robert] saw the need to put their energies to use, so he got together with several eligible veterans, and there were a bunch of us then, and chose to contact the right people and form a post,” said Long. The post has seen 100s of veterans come through, and it has been involved in different ways in the town. For example, Ross said some of the members of the post were “very active” in getting the Volunteer Fire Department started. The post also has affected the community in service related ways as well. This service nature of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has been a highlight for some of the Mint Hill members, including Ross. “When you’re in a community, you give something back to the community,” said Ross. “The motto [of the VFW] is this, ‘To honor the dead by helping the living.’ Now that is a pretty solid ambition.”  Overall, the post has done many things over the years, but beyond the stories, the community service and the leadership the post has offered, it has also offered a place for veterans who have traversed the world to fellowship with each other. “We had fun along the way too,” said Long, “lots of fun.” 

 North Carolina Korean War Memorial  > Several years ago a group of Korean War Veteran’s in North Carolina set out to create a memorial that would honor and remember those who fought in the Korean War.  It is located in Veterans Park, Mint Hill, N.C.

Marine Corps League > Charlotte Chapter 750 meets at the Post on the 3rd Tuesday @ 1900 (7pm) sharp.

If you are interested > send an email to info@vfwpost4059.org

THE FINAL INSPECTION

There are 50,000 Names Carved into that Wall.  A tribute to our Vietnam Veterans and those whose Names are Carved on that Wall.

 

 

Post Meetings

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4059
11341 Bain School Road Mint Hill, NC 28227

2nd Monday @ Noon

Post Leadership

PositionName
CommanderDale Birkhead
Sr. Vice Commander Steve Davis
Jr. Vice Commander Larry Sloop
Quartermaster Mike Pennell
Adjutant Mike Goodman
Chaplain David Morgan
Judge Advocate Porter Behrendt
Surgeon Du Wayne Kjos
Sgt. of Arms Kellis White
Trustee Thomas Ferguson
Trustee Chris Pangalos
Trustee Howard Thacker