Vallarta Vets Semi-Official Newsletter from American Legion Post 14
J. R. Wilson - American Legion Post 14

July 17, 2017

Commander’s Comments

Wow – the Independence Day Celebration at the Post had a great turnout! Not only did most of the local members show up – we had over a dozen additional guests. We even got two applications for new members! Yay! I’d like to thank everybody that participated and also give a big THANKS to Carla for taking care of the food and drink – her standard Great Job!

Web Links of Interest

Lest we Forget Sculpture honoring 88,000 U. S. Airmen Killed in Action during WW II
Remarkable aircraft photos from Life Magazine – most from WWII. When you get to the bottom of the photos – there are additional pages you can click on to get MORE photos.
Puttin up the flag.
Here’s a fun quiz – listing 200 U. S. Landmarks. Take the quiz to see how many you have visited!
Access your military records online.
A Soldier Died Today.
PTSD Story.

Time to Renew

You are now able to renew and pay your dues for 2018! It is STRONGLY encouraged that you pay your dues online. The address for this is My Legion Renewal.  If are not near a computer or don’t want to do it on a computer – please contact J. R. Wilson, the Commander of Post 14 and he will do it for you. You may send J. R. your dues and he will take care of paying for you online. Just send him a check for $45 USD at 2163 Lima Loop; PMB 130-169, Laredo, TX 78045. You can make your check out to either “THE AMERICAN LEGION” or to “POST 14”.

Post 14 Meeting Calendar (All meetings at 11:00 am)

July 18th – General Membership Meeting – Steve’s Sports Bar (Guest Speaker – Lisa from the Punta de Mita Foundation)
August 3rd – Executive Committee Meeting – Murphy’s Irish Pub
August 15th – General Membership Meeting – Murphy’s Irish Pub (Guest Speaker – David Zude from the Banderas Bay Woman’s Shelter)

DONATIONS requested for Banderas Bay Woman’s Shelter

David Zude, the director of the Banderas Bay Woman’s Shelter will be talking to us at our General Membership Meeting in AUGUST. That meeting will be held at Murphy’s Irish Pub in downtown PV. They are always looking for help – in many ways. I would ask you to bring either food items or clothing to the meeting. They are always in need of underwear for the women AND THEIR CHILDREN. They also need other clothing for boys and girls. New or used – they are happy with anything. PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO BRING SOMETHING FOR THEM TO THE MEETING. If you can’t bring something to the meeting – or have too much to bring – please contact me and I will put you in touch with David to arrange a pick up. Please email J. R. Wilson at

MEDICAL CARE Here in PV - Using U. S. Insurance

You may now have an opportunity to use you U. S. insurance and get reimbursed for services here in Puerto Vallarta. Please visit Vallarta Today to learn about Lakeside Medical and their services.

Community Gardens

Recently, Post 14 member – Chancey Addison suggested that he thought it would be a good idea if the Post helped initiate a series of vegetable gardens around the area. There are a lot of “up sides” to this idea and very few “down sides.” We would like your comments. Please email J. R. Wilson at with your thoughts.

Carla’s Kitchen

A REMINDER - Vets (and other expats) often run out of cash and/or food by the end of the month. Many stop in to Steve’s Sports Bar and ask Carla for help – whether it be for a burger or a few pesos. Carla helps them whenever she can. She maintains a small warehouse of extra food for these folks. SO, the next time you are at the grocery store, Sam’s, or Costco – grab some extra food and drop it off at Steve’s. Carla will see that it goes to those in need. Thanks in advance for helping your fellow vets!

The Next Time you see a Vet – Say THANKS!

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