Major Abraham J. Baum Post 7766, Rancho Bernardo, CA - History
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 7766, was established in Rancho Bernardo, California on Armed Forces Day, May 17, 1986. The Post was founded with 86 original area member veterans who had served honorably in World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The goals, common with the national organization, were for the assurance of veterans' benefits, family aid, participation in community activities and fostering work with area youth to promote patriotism.
The original officers were: Commander Clifford Carr, Sr Vice Commander Thaddeus Kmieciak, Jr Vice Commander Jack C. Kelly, Quartermaster Phil Bishop, Adjutant Robert Ingalls, Chaplain Robert L. Thomas, Surgeon Dorothy Crumpler, 1st Trustee Murray Kaminer, 2nd Trustee Ernest Ewbank, 3rd Trustee Alfred Blumenfield and Judge Advocate Louis J. Kabell. More information is available at their web site. Click Here.