Those Who have left our Order
Dennis Edward Whitmer, “Grande” to all who knew him, age 54, a Life Member of VFW Post 1990 and Greeneville's U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, left our order at the Johnson City Veterans’s Hospital on September 30, 2021 due to Covid complications. “Grande” served in the United States Marine Corp from 1986-1990.
Weldon Bebber 74, a Life Member of Post 1990, left us on September 13th, 2021 due to complications from Covid. Weldon was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and retired from the military as a Sergeant First Class.
Chester Talmadge Walters, 96 of Ashland, VA, a Post 1990 Life member, left our order on July 5th, 2021, He was born and reared in Greene County.
As a Marine, he served as a carrier-based fighter pilot during World War II and as a M.A.S.H helicopter rescue pilot in Korea where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Chester Talmadge Walters
James “JR” Burgner 89 of Chuckey, a Life Member of Post 1990, left our Order on Friday January 22nd, 2021. J.R. was a veteran of the U.S. Army. who served for 20 years. JR served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. After military retirement, he returned overseas twice as a helicopter mechanic.
James "JR" Burgner
Rankin Long 95 of Greeneville, left us on November 30, 2020. He was a Post 1990 Member and a Navy Veteran that served during WWII. He was a retired Tennessee State Trooper that served Greene County.
Bobby Dale Collins 72, a Post 1990 Member and Viet Nam Veteran, passed away October 19th, 2020.
Bobby Dale Collins
Arthur Ricker 99, was our post's oldest Life Member, left our order on October 2nd, 2020.
He was a World War 2 survivor of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day, which took place on June 6, 1944.
Dr. Kenneth Susong 92, a Post 1990 Life Member and a Korean War Veteran , left us on September 23rd, 2020.