The Team of VFW Post 1647 Officers
Christian "Chip" Borle - Commander
Born May 14 1975, he graduated from high school in Abingdon, Illinois. Went to Norwich University military college for 5 years and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. Chip joined the U.S. Army in 2000 as a combat engineer (12B) in the 82nd Airborne. In 2003 he moved to the Minnesota National Guard, in which he is still serving. Chip works at C&L Distributing.
Chip's story: I am a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and spend as much time as I can assisting my fellow Veterans. Contact me at 218-851-0855.
Dave B. Meyer - Vice Commander
Graduated from the Brainerd High School in 1967. Went into the Army in 1967 with a Military Occupational Specialty of 11B4P [Light Weapons Infantry] Went to Vietnam 1968-69. Was with 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne. On return was assigned to Co. B [Ranger] 75th Infantry. Graduated from Central Lakes College in 1972 and then worked for UPS [United Parcel Service] for 30+ years.
Dave's story: I am a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans of America. Contact me at 218-829-0608.
Michael Williams - Junior Vice Commander
Mike enlisted in the U. S. Navy in July of 1969. His Navy Occupational Specialty was Corpsman. Mike spent one year aboard the USS. Hancock CVA-19, an attack aircraft carrier in the Tonkin Gulf, on the South China Sea at Viet Nam from 1972 to 1973. He was honorably discharged from the service in October 1973.
Mike's story: I am glad for the opportunity to serve in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1647 including the Honor Guard at funerals and many other community activities.
Brainerd VFW Post 1647, 309 South 6th Street, Brainerd, MN, USA