Sgt. Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805

223 West First Street, O'Fallon, IL 62269  618-624-6575
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2015-2016 Post Officers:

Commander:  Ed Martinez

Senior Vice: Claire Bandy

Junior Vice:  Brenden McCauley

Quartermaster:  Mike Bushey

Chaplain:  John Pietrusinski

Judge Advocate:  Rod Thompson

Surgeon:  Charles Ross

1st Year Trustee:  Michael Mohr

2nd Year Trustee:  Michael Strang

3rd Year Trustee:  Mike Murphy

Adjutant:  Jim Sabella

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 Accomplishments:

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 2015-April 2016, we have dedicated over 2603 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!

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