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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Creswell VFW talks to Congress


March 21, 2019

The Oregon VFW delegation met with U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore4). From the left are Bob Beck, commander of Creswell VFW Post 4039; Valery Wrinkle, Redmond VFW Auxiliary; John Wrinkle, Redmond VFW and Oregon senior vice commander; Rep. DeFazio; Rick Higgins, Creswell VFW and Oregon state commander; Jackie Key, Sandy VFW Auxiliary; Kathy Lundeen, Fern Ridge VFW; Bert Key, Sandy VFW and Oregon National VFW council member; and George Carroll, of Molalla VFW and Oregon junior vice commander.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a national conference in Washington DC this month to discuss the priority goals of the organization, in which each state's delegates met with their members of the United States Congress.

This conference gave Creswell the opportunity to give personal input on one or more priorities at small, personal gatherings with each congressmen, Creswell VFW Commander Bob Beck said.

Beck said the main priority noted at the conference was a push for the Blue Water Bill, which would expand veteran affairs benefits for Navy personnel who were exposed to, or handled...

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