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Our post members constructed a wheelchair ramp for a local Enumclaw veteran who is disabled, and needed a ramp to access his home.



On June 2nd, four members of our post got together wearing masks to install new doors in the post hall.  Elbert Reed, master craftsman, acquired the new swinging doors and hardware needed to install them.  Vince, Tom, and Ken assisted in the installation.  (along with a little help from Riley the dog.)  Next time we are permitted to have a meeting, please admire these new doors.


Veterans Day Pics

Warrior Hiker at Greenwater.

Regan Dunn and King County help our post pay for the new roof.

Awards Ceremony

Post 1949 Commander Tom Krueger recognized award winners at the awards ceremony Thursday evening Apr 25th.

Alex Lind – Volunteer Fire Fighter, EMT at Station 42

Capt John Bloomer – Firefighter of the year

Comrade Al Zarb was awarded Veteran of the year.  He is one of the most active members of the VFW.



Veterans Appreciation Dinner

On January 22nd, Enumclaw High School students put on a spaghetti dinner in appreciation of Veterans.

mMembers of the Leadership Class at EHS.

DD-214 Program

Let us keep a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge for you,  Our post has started a new program to assist veterans to quickly retrieve copy of their DD-214.  Frequently, a veteran or widowed spouse needs a copy of this document to request VA benefits or secure a burial plot at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Simply send us a copy of your DD-214 and we will keep a record of it.  Then we can quickly provide you a copy when you or your loved one needs it.

This critical form is easily lost or misplaced, and it can take weeks for the VA to generate a new copy for you.

Plan ahead now to save you or your family a lot of frustration when it is needed.

This service is available to any veteran, not just members so the VFW.

Send a copy of your DD-214 to:

VFW Post 1949
P. O. Box 14
Enumclaw, WA 98022                     Attn: Al Zarb


Warrior Expiditions Hiker – Matt Tripp

On Monday, Sept 17th, Matt Tripp made it to Chinook Pass.  He has been hiking the Pacific Crest trail from the Mexican border to Canada in an effort to “walk off the War.”

Our post treated him to dinner at the Naches Tavern in Greenwater, and a warm comfortable bed for the night, before hitting the trail again on Tuesday.  The Plateau Quilters gave him a beautiful Quilt of Valor (to be mailed to his home in Florida.)

Matt estimates he’ll complete his trek in about three more weeks.  Some days he hikes 25 to 30 miles.  This is a truly remarkable accomplishment and we wish him all the best.

Matt Tripp in the Naches

PCT Veterans