"The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow."


Donald Reber

Commander - Army - Post 8971

Donnie Fontenot

Sr. Vice Commander - Marines - Post 8971

Roger Veillon

Jr. Vice Commander - Air Force - Post 8971

Micah Crader

Quartermaster - Army - Post 8971

Kenneth Manuel

Chaplain - Army - Post 8971

Gene Young

Judge Advocate - Army - Post 8971

Terry Fontenot

Surgeon - Army - Post 8971

Stephen Miller

1 Year Trustee - Marines - Post 8971

Alvin Wilson

3 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

David Crader

2 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Gene Olivier

Post Service Officer - Army - Post 8971

David Strange

Webmaster - Marines - Post 5555


Linda Thibodeaux

President - Auxiliary 8971

Post News

Important Info for Post8971 Members

Post 8971 at Oaklane

VFW Post 8971 & Auxilary Members Oaklane Nursing Home Bingo

VFW Post 8971 Patriot Day 2019

VFW Post 8971 participated in a Patriot Day ceremony at the Circle Park in Eunice, LA.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Council of Administration Meeting/School of Instruction

The CofA/School of Instruction has been CANCELLED!

2020-21 Youth Essay Themes

Now is the time for Post to make preparations for the 2020-2021 Program Year.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accredited service officers recove...

Pandemic Won't Stop BK® Support of Veteran Families

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