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2017-2018 AMVETS DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA OFFICERS

COMMANDER
Paul Foresman
Paul Foresman

1st Vice Commander
John Weston
John Weston

2nd Vice Commander
Paul Shipley
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Executive Director
John Pliska
Pliska

Finance Officer
Kim Carson
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Judge Advocate
Jeffrey Elliot
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Provost Marshall
Richard Weikel
Richard Weikel

Chaplain
Mark Hines
Mark Hines

N. E. C. Delegate
Gerald Hawk, PDC
Gerry Hawk

Immediate Past Department Commander
Boyd "KC" Simpson, PDC
KC Simpson

Past Department Commanders

1961-1962 - Joseph Porter Post 142
1965-1966 - Thomas M. Barr Post 100
1969-1970 - Francis V. Dukman Post 209
1985-1986 - Kenneth Wolford, PNC Post 172
1990-1991 - Authur C. Stahl, PNC Post 59
1993-1994 - Marvine C. Wine Post 22
1994-1995 - Robert L Brehmer Post 100
1997-1998 - Harry T. Mirra Post 118
1998-1999 - David E. Davis Post 180
1999-2000 - Kenneth F. Cahill Post 148
2000-2001 - E. James Lamison Post 150
2001-2002 - Andrew L. Shimko, Jr Post 136
2002-2003 - Leslie E. Eisley Post 1
2003-2004 - Rege Riley Post 60
2004-2005 - Joseph Lango Post 180
2005-2006 - John P. Moores Post 103
2007-2008 - Gary L. Fry, PNC Post 50
2008-2009 - Robert “Bob” Bankhead Post 103
2009-2010 - Gerard G. Gurnari Post 189
2011-2012 - Lynn Hamsher Post 224
2012-2013 - Steven Ryersbach Post 293
2013-2014 - Colt Coleman Post 60
2014-2015 - Jeff Van Arsdale Post 50
2015-2016 - Bernard “Bernie” McDonald Post 189
2016-2017 - Boyd “KC” Simpson Post 322

 

In Memorium
Deceased Past Department Commanders

1945-1946 Norman Clock Post 3
1946-1947 Dave Ludwig Post 28
1947-1948 Joseph Gelman Post 34
1948-1949 Charles Winters Post 40
1949-1950 Paul Kern, PNC Post 1
1950-1951 Henry Mahady Post 38
1951-1952 Donald Sawyer Post 22
1952-1953 William Whitman Post 23
1953-1954 Sid Sable Post 28
1954-1955 Jeff Miller Post 19
1955-1956 Samuel DeFrancisco Post 90
1956-1957 Samuel Procopico Post 158
1957-1958 Thomas Mahady Post 38
1959-1960 Vance Beachley Post 10
1960-1961 Bernard McGowan Post 8
1962-1963 Joseph Drozal Post 7
1963-1964 Fred Bogatay Post 85
1964-1965 Vaughn Brown, Sr., PNC Post 19
1965-1966 Thomas M. Barr Post 100
1966-1967 Jerry Gorman Post 3
1967-1968 Marco Rodriguez Post 17
1968-1969 Bernard G. Thaner Post 8
1970-1971 Robert E. Joy Post 180
1971-1972 Robert Wilson Post 60
1972-1973 Kenneth Moyer Post 209
1973-1974 Dale Fuhrman Post 153
1974-1975 William Soriano Post 8
1975-1976 Charles Hill Post 224
1976-1977 James Mullins Post 103
1977-1978 Joseph Dougherty Post 118
1978-1979 Thomas Farrell Post 211
1977-1978 Joseph Dougherty Post 118
1978-1979 Thomas Farrell Post 211
1979-1980 Joseph Mase Post 88
1980-1981 John Nutaitis Post 59
1981-1982 Thomas Scarlett Post 17
1982-1983 Stanley J. Wilder Post 180
1983-1984 Fred C. Walter Post 59
1984-1985 Joseph Babyak Post 8
1986-1987 John Soltis Post 83
1987-1988 John Sheppard Post 118
1988-1989 Gregory J. Walsh Post 22
1989-1990 John Sickles Post 64
1991-1992 Richard Yetter Post 180
1992-1993 Bernard W. Gorman Post 103
1995-1996 Howard Lewis Post 17
1996-1997 Earl F. Roberts Post 103



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