Sgt. Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805

223 West First Street, O'Fallon, IL 62269  618-624-6575
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2018-2019 Post Officers:

Commander:  Ed Martinez

Senior Vice: Chad Crawford

Junior Vice:  Mike Weller

Quartermaster:  Jim Stover

Chaplain:  Ron Gilreath

Judge Advocate:  Sandy Doucette

Surgeon:  Jack Wingerter

1st Year Trustee:  Paul Zinck

2nd Year Trustee:  Mike Bushey

3rd Year Trustee:  Karen Ridge

Adjutant:  Michael Bouquet

Service Officer:  Sandy 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 recently we awarded the title of All State for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018We have been awarded the coveted title of “All American Post” for 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, and 2017-2018).   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.  We also were awarded the national Outstanding Community Service Award in 2018.  This award is only given to less than 1% of the posts in the country.  So far in the reporting year of May 2018-April 2019, we have dedicated over 3000 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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