Welcome to Post 10262, located in Plover, Wisconsin. Our Post has been an active part of the community since 1978. As our community has grown, so has our Post. Our membership currently exceeds 200 Veterans, along with over 160 members of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Honor the dead by helping the living
Those Who Fought Together – Belong Together
It’s not the price you pay for membership – it’s the price you pay to be eligible.
Commander – Joe Cahill
Sr Vice Commander – All Tessman
Jr Vice Commander – Don Mugridge
Quartermaster – Jim Cline
Chaplain – Frank Raschka
Surgeon – Bernard Yelkin
Judge Advocate – Honorable Mike McKenna
3Yr-Trustee – Jim Sachs
2Yr-Trustee – David Verhage
1Yr-Trustee – Scott Halverson
Officer of the Day – Scott Halverson
Service Officer – Guy Mockler
Adjutant – Ron Stoflet
Recent Activities and Events
Tues, Wed, Thur, Sun (3:00pm-11:00pm)
Fri, Sat (3:00pm - 1:00am)
Plover VFW Post # 10262 Receives Prestigious White Hat Award
Plover VFW Post Commander Ron Stoflet (left) received his "white hat" from his wife, Kay Stoflet and Post Quartermaster Jim Cline received his "white hat" from Plover Auxiliary member Barb Schultz during the All-State Award Ceremony at the VFW State Convention in June.
Plover VFW Auxiliary President Mary Kimmel was escorted to her banquet table by VFW State Honor Guard Member Tom Lemmer after receiving the first-place Auxiliary Achievement Award.
Plover Auxiliary receives 1st Place Achievement Award for Excellence
Plover VFW Rifle Squad stands at Parade Rest as Plover VFW member and Department Senior Vice Commander John Schultz delivers a memorial address at the Walker Pakulski Airborne Memorial Ceremony
Plover VFW Rifle Squad presents arms during the playing of taps at the Walter Pakulski Airborne Memorial Ceremony.
28 November 2016 - Plover VFW Post presents donations from 12th Annual Mike Helgert Memorial Golf Scramble fundraiser.
Vice President Jorge Hidalgo (left) accepts a $5000 ceremonial check from Golf Committee Chairman Ron Stoflet for ongoing support of the Fisher House in Milwaukee.
The Plover VFW Post 10262 Golf Committee in November presented donations from this year’s 12th Annual Mike Helgert Memorial Golf Scramble fundraiser.
Donations included $5,000 to the Fisher House Wisconsin in Milwaukee; $1,000 to the Salvation Army Hope Center of Stevens Point; $1,000 to Operation Bootstrap of Stevens Point; $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County; $1,000 to Charlie Roth for homeless veteran outreach in Tomah; and $500 to the Mike Helgert Memorial Scholarship Fund.
-courtesy Stevens Point Journal
11 November 2016 - Veteran's Day Ceremony
Under the command of Plover VFW Rifle Squad Commander Guy Mockler (far right) the Plover VFW Post 10262 and Plover American Legion Post 543 Color Guard and Rifle Squad prepare to march across the causeway at the Korean War Memorial for the Veteran's Day ceremony.
Plover VFW Rifle Squad fires a 3-volley salute from the Korean War Memorial causeway at the Veteran's Day Ceremony.
Excerpts from Veteran's Day address by Plover VFW Judge Advocate and U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Mike McKenna at the Plover Veteran's Memorial - "Veterans Day is a day to reflect and honor all those who had the fortitude to wear the cloth of our nation's uniform. It is difficult to imagine what our lives might look like were it not for the willingness of our veterans to stand up and answer our nation's call in its hours of need. . . The United States has earned a reputation as a beacon of freedom in troubled times thanks largely to those who, when called, said 'Send me'. Most of our veterans were in the prime of their lives when they put their individual dreams and aspirations on hold and left wives, husbands, children, jobs or school behind to go serve something bigger than themselves. For this reason, our Veterans deserve the undying gratitude of the American people. . . In an age in which our society seems to focus on all that divides us - politics, race, religion - the story of the veteran reminds us that we all have one thing in common - we are all Americans and we all share in heroic origins. The veteran's story is one shared by all races and walks of life uniting for a common purpose. The veteran experience is the story of America. Urban, rural, rich, poor, men and women of all races, creeds and religions make up the fighting force of the world's greatest nation, and the story of the American veteran demonstrates America's great strength when unified. . . It is up to us as a free nation to teach our young people of the incredible sacrifices borne by so many in the hopes that we never take for granted the precious gift that is freedom. Ultimately, it is the Veteran who has secured our very way of life - our liberty, our security and our prosperity. . . On this Veteran's Day, I ask that you take a moment to say 'Thank you' to a veteran. . . Please remember the thousands still serving overseas as we speak. . . . Be grateful each and every day for the blessings our veterans have secured for not only our generation of Americans, but for countless millions of others around the world."
15 October 2016 - Walter Pakulski Airborne Memorial Ceremony
25 February 2017 - Plover VFW Post presents the Rifle Squad Scholarship
From left, Plover VFW Judge Advocate Colonel (Ret.) Mike McKenna, Plover VFW Rifle Squad Scholarship Award recipient Cadet Cole J. Irish, Plover VFW Rifle Squad member and past rifle squad commander Norb Strasser.
Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10262 Rifle Squad awarded a $500 scholarship, medal, challenge coin and certificate to University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ROTC Cadet Cole J. Irish at the 48th Annual Army ROTC Military Ball held at Stevens Point Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Cadet Irish, currently a junior in the ROTC program, received the Plover VFW Rifle Squad award for an Outstanding Cadet from Plover VFW Judge Advocate Colonel (Ret.) Mike McKenna.
Cadet Irish hails from Marshfield, WI and will graduate in May of 2018 with a major in elementary education and a minor in military science. He plans to join the Signal Corps in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and to pursue a teaching career in mathematics at the middle school level.
During his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and hockey.
(Courtesy Stevens Point City Times)