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VFW Post 9296 helps Coast Guard in time of need

US Navy veteran Gerald Muller becomes the new commander for Greens Bayou VFW Post 9296. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX — The Greens Bayou VFW Post 9296 (Veterans of Foreign Wars) helped local Coast Guard members during the recent government shutdown. When congress wouldn’t fund President Trump’s border wall he refused to sign the Spending Bill to keep the government open, creating the longest shutdown in history which took a toll on governmental employees and service members.

Commander Muller said when his members learned of Coast Guard members enduring financial hardships his post requested financial assistance for them from the National VFW Foundation. Thirty-five applicants of the Coast Guard received financial-aid.

Muller has served in many capacities of the VFW for the 15 years he’s been a member before becoming Commander of Post 9296 last year.

Commander Muller served in Viet Nam in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, Air Warfare Officer and Chaplain. He served on the USS Long Beach a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser and the world’s first nuclear-powered surface combatant, USS Forrestal air craft super-carrier and the USS Bainbridge the first Nuclear-Powered Destroyer. He served under Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. the first African American to command a navy ship.

The Commander is recruiting new members so they can become more active in the North Channel area. Any veteran or anyone in active duty in a foreign war can become a member by contacting the post at 713-453-1320 or Commander Muller at 713-305-6922 or GMuller885@aol.com.

The Post meets monthly on the first Tuesday at the hall at 1214 Maxey Road, the hall can be rented as well.