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VFW POST 11447 - Paul P. Busek

On September 1992, the first Post meeting was held at Blue Jeans Bar in Barrio Barretto, Subic Bay , Philippines. Through the hardwork and determination of the veterans, Post 1147 Paul P. Busek was established.

Paul P. Busek was selected as the namesake of the Post. He was a friend and inspiration to many of our members during his life in the Navy here in the Philippines.

Establishment of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11447, Barrio Barretto, Philippines was reported in October issue of VFW magazine of the same year.

Scholars Field Trip 2013

Scholars Field Trip 2013
Ocean Adventure, Subic Philippines
June 3, 2013

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Departed Comrade:

Life Member Ronnie L. Middleton, died on Friday, 7 Feb. Ron died of a heart attack while driving to the VFW, he was 70 years old. Ron served for 13 years in the Marines, being discharged as a GYSGT. During his service he served in Vietnam for two tours; Mar 1965 to Aug 1966 and Jul 1969 to Jun 1070. His last tour of duty was2ndRT BN, RTR, MCRD, SAN DIEGO. Ron was also a Cootie with PT11.

Life Member RMC RRobert "Bob" Koeppen, USN passed away on 3 Mar 2014. Bob died from a heart attack he was 72. Bob joined the Navy in 1960 and served over 24 years, retiring as a Chief Radioman in 1984.

He joined the Post in 1995 and served several years as a Trustee. Bob also played Santa Claus at numerous Christmas parties over the years, including parties for the Scholarship kids and children of Post members.

His last duty station was at ASWOC DET Cubi PT, Subic Bay. Besides several tours in the Phhilippines and other Western Pacific areas Bob served in the Vietnam area of combat operations aboard the USS Independence CVA-62 1965-66 . His awards includes the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/3 stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Sea ServiceRibbon; Four Good Conduct Awards; Navy Unit Citation and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Chief Koeppen leaves a wife and one daughter behind. Burial details pending. We'll miss Bob.


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