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CALIFORNIA POST BUILDS COMMUNITY

Event helps unite all veterans.

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“Growing up in South Carolina, VFW was a way of life,” said Post 2122 Commander Sherrod Conyers. “My parents trusted me going there because the majority of my friends and family were members; it was like a safe haven.”

Now all grown up at age 33, Conyers lives in Inglewood, Calif., where he is a 6-year member and Post Commander at Post 2122. Having served in Iraq, Conyers saw it as his personal duty to serve his fellow comrades.

“As Commander, I’m looking for ways to bridge the gap between older and younger vets,” said Conyers.

In that spirit, Conyers and Post 2122 held a luncheon for B Co of the 160th INF and their families. They did so with the help of a VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) grant. Roughly 120 people attended.

“Programs like this help strengthen family connections, the unit and the battalion community as a whole,” said Conyers.

At the event, Conyers and two fellow Post members spoke to the soldiers about the benefits of VFW.

“They were so grateful for lunch and they really enjoyed relaxing with family,” said Conyers. “They were humbled by the recognition.”

This is the fourth event Post 2122 has held in the past year—the other three for 1/160 Black Jack Battalion Infantry HHQ Company.

“We’re building a community,” said Conyers. “A community that will hopefully continue to grow.”

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