POST 7916 IS TOTALLY CLOSED UNTIL VIRGINIA GOVERNOR NORTHAM'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 53 NO LONGER APPLIES
BE SAFE. BE CLEAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED. The Hawkins-Reeve All-American Post 7916 "WARRIORS STILL SERVING” are giving away tomato bisque soup, chicken & rice veggie soup, and tomatoes stuffed with tuna fish to ANYONE homebound or in need. To avoid contact, there is curb service at the Post or the Post will deliver to those within a 5 mile radius for free and leave your food on your door step. Post 7916 may be reached at 703-491-1884.
A BAD DAY IN OCCOQUAN IS BETTER THAN A GREAT DAY IN AFGHANISTAN
IF YOUR PATH DEMANDS YOU WALK THROUGH HELL,
WALK AS IF YOU OWN THE PLACE
THE 7 APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ON LINE. INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW
TO BE DETERMINED 7:30 PM Wednesday April 8 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.
TBD Thursday May 7: WWII War Birds at Manassas Airport
TBD Friday May 8: VE Day 75th Anniversary "Arsenal of Democracy" Flyover, National Mall Washington DC
TBD Saturday May 9: "Arsenal of Democracy" WWII War Birds at Dulles Udvar Hazy Air & Space. https://airandspace.si.edu/events/arsenal-democracy-fly
SATURDAY JUNE 27th POST 7916's 74th BIRTHDAY
LTC David S. Keith U.S. Army, 75, passed away on October 13, 2019 in Spring Hill, Florida.
Dave was a very active Post 7916 Life Member during the ten years he and the family lived in Fredericksburg. He will be burried at Arlington with Full Honors ...May 27 at 1:00pm.
He was born in Great Bend and raised in Dodge City Kansas. He often boasted that he had his first horse by the age of three and his first gun by the age of five. His life's military journey was shaped by the shadows of the history all around his youth in the Wild West….peace keepers Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp and Boot Hill...
Dave was Army SF with the elite group MACVSOG. This was his lifelong identity. He loved his unit, his beret and his halo wings. He served with the 8 SFG in Panama. He was a Master Parachutist.
He served two tours in Vietnam. During the 1969 TET Offensive he was wounded by a B40 rocket and left for dead. He carried zipper like scars, shrapnel and PTS with him for the entire rest of his life.
As a civilian, he remained in the reserves where he taught at the Command and General Staff College. The next several years of his career were with the Department of the Army. He served at the Pentagon during Desert Storm. A Warrior till the end, his last assignment was Joint Ops with the State Department in southern Mexico.
His many commendations include: BSM, Purple Heart, Air medal, Soldiers Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, ArCom with V, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, four overseas bars and Senior Parachutist Badge.
He is survived by his devoted Army Wife of 52 years Pamela, and his loving family: daughter Stephanie Keith, grandson Cooper Keith, granddaughter Gabriella Taylor, and two brothers William G. Shafer and Zachary Keith.
All American Post 7916 and the Town of Occoquan proudly announce the Third Annual Military Tribute Banner Program. For some advanced information about having a banner to honor the veteran you love hung in Occoquan after Memorial Day 2020 see: www.militarytributebanners.org
Corky retired from Bell Communication Systems and The Prince William County Police Department. She was an active Life Member of the All-American Hawkins-Reeve VFW Post 7916 Ladies Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and The Ladies Oriental Shrine.
Corky was known for her immeasurable strength both mentally and physically, beautiful smile, love for nature, and her great sense of humor. She loved camping, boating, motorcycle riding, and traveling, collecting souvenirs from wherever she visited. She was an avid knitter and was very creative. Corky has always been the biggest supporter and fan of whatever sports/activities her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were a part of. She was devoted to her husband, family, and friends.
"But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserves us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace too proud to pray to the God that made us".
THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS WERE SIGNED JANUARY 27, 1973. U.S.TROOPS LEFT VIETNAM IN MARCH 1973. SAIGON FELL TO NORTH APRIL 30, 1975.