Lake Minnetonka VFW
Photos of Events
4th of July celebration on Lake Minnetonka
Folding the flag ceremony at Memorial Day program
Veteran's Day celebration at Applebees
Veteran's Day celebration at Excelsior school
Cpt Louie Zamperini and Post Cmndr Laughlin
Lucky Louie was a WWII B24 Bombardier, who
crashed at sea on a rescue mission. He and 2
crewmembers survived on a life raft for 47
days, only to be rescued by the Japanese. He
then spent over 2 years as POW. Louie ran in
the 1936 Olympics, along with Jesse Owens,
and met Hitler in Berlin. At 94 years of age,
Louie is a true patriot and hero. Read his
book, "Devil at my heels".
Post Cmndr Laughlin thanking Dave Roever for
being an American warrior. DR joined the navy
and served as a riverboat gunner in the elite
Brown Water Black Beret in Vietnam. After 8
months into tour duty, he was burned beyond
recognition when a Ph grenade exploded in his
hand. Enduring 14 months hospital care with
numerous surgeries, his survival and life is
miraculous. DR is no stranger to war on terror,
with 6 tours to war zone supporting soldiers.
With the help of Almighty God, DR has dedicated
his life to the mission of helping young warriors
with the emotional recovery (PTS,TBI) after
devastating injury. Read his books, "War &
Recovery A Spiritual Journey and also "Scarred".
Memorial Day Parade 2014
Howard Johnson honored to raise the flag at
Twins game 2016.
Cub Scout flag training at Maple Grove with
Sgt Howard Johnson leading the way. 2015
Cliff Laughlin raising flag at Twins game 2017.
This page is dedicated to Sgt Dick Mich, a national hero and member of our
Post, who never took the uniform off.
Vets fishing trip on Lake of the Woods 2017. Great fishing, great food, great boat and a great
captain Pete (Army veteran). We thank the sponsors and Todd who made this 4 day trip
available. Post members Todd D, Howard J and Cliff L.