Our Post was selected as an All American Post for 2013-2014!!!!
2014-2015 Post Officers:
Commander: Chad Crawford
Senior Vice: Ed Martinez
Junior Vice: Claire Bandy
Quartermaster: Mike Bushey
Chaplain: David Ridge
Judge Advocate: Rod Thompson
Surgeon: Charles Ross
1st Year Trustee: Carl Christie
2nd Year Trustee: Michael Mohr
3rd Year Trustee: Michael Strang
Adjutant: Tina Totty
Service Officer: Sylvianne Doucette
History of the Post:
Sgt. Charles A. Fricke Post 8475 formed in East St. Louis, Illinois, by veterans working at Aluminum Company of America who fought in World War II. The name for the Post was selected by putting the names of the 19 employees who died in World War II in a hat and Sgt. Charles A. Fricke was drawn.
VFW Post 805 moved to East St. Louis in 1951.
Sgt. Fricke Post 8475 in East St. Louis burnt down in 1980.
In 1981 the building at 221-223 West First Street, O'Fallon, Illinois was purchased and opened their doors 1 December.
VFW Post 805 sold their building in East St. Louis, Illinois and consolidated with VFW Post 8475 to become Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 805, O'Fallon, Illinois on 29 April 1987.
Our post is one of the most active and successful posts in the state. We have been awarded the coveted title of “All American Post” for four years (2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014). All American status is meant to recognize outstanding units and is based on participation in VFW Programs as well as membership gains by Posts, Districts and Departments. So far in the reporting year of April 2014-April 2015, we have dedicated over 244 hours toward serving the O'Fallon community in many various ways. If you are a veteran and meet the required qualifications, we need you on our great team. Please click the link or stop on by and talk to us!