VFW Post 5340 recognizes years of service, teacher Smith

VFW Post 5340 Commander and the VFW Department of MN Junior Vice-Commander Ed Keogh (left) and VFW Post 5340 Auxiliary President and VFW Auxiliary Department of Minnesota Guard Jean Keogh (right) deliver VFW Auxiliary Member Harriet Soukup her certificate and pin for 77 years of service in the charter at her home. (Submitted photo)

Montgomery VFW Post 5340 and the post’s auxiliary held their annual awards ceremony and holiday gathering on Dec. 20 at the American Legion.

The post welcomed 2023 new members Keith Barta, Steve Harper, Paul Hessing, Roy Otero, Mark Roemhildt, Joel Sticha and Kasie Vlasak. The auxiliary welcomed new member Diane Radil.

Years of service awards were presented to members celebrating milestone years of continuous membership.

Those being recognized from the post are: 5 years – Gary Bohanon, Kevin Doherty, Gary Parker, Julie Prochaska, Lloyd Skluzacek and Bernie Speikers; 10 years – Duane Sirek and Steve Woratschka; 30 years – Tommy Fry; and 55 years - Richard Hamele and Leonard Kaisersatt. The 5-year and 10-year members received a pin. The 30-year and 55-year members received a pin, patch and certificate.

Those being recognized from the auxiliary are: 5 years – Pam Bohanon; 10 years - Harriet Edel and Rebecca Vikla; 15 years – Betty Tiede; 30 years – Marilyn Campbell; 35 years – Mary Ann Holtz, Ludmilla Malecha and Mary Tiede; and 77 years and charter member – Harriet Soukup. All members received a pin and certificate. Mary Tiede, VFW Auxiliary...

To see more on this story pick up the January 4, 2024 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 

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