Our Post began with the efforts of James Malott and Don Maas, members of Hill 180 Memorial Post 10216 in Songtan Korea outside of Osan Air Base. They held a Membership Drive during December 1995 at Freedoms Inn Club on Camp Humphreys and recruited the 25+ members required to apply for chartership. When it was time for us to send our charter information off to National we had a total of 53 members signed up. We were on our way.
CWO Benjamin K. Humphreys Memorial Post 10223 was mustered on 20 January 1996 and the installation of officers was held at the Freedoms Inn Club. Our first meetings were held on Camp Humphreys at the Night Watch Club and then the "Lone Star Saloon" in downtown Anjeong-Ri, South Korea about two blocks from the walk-thru gate.
During his first year Commander Haney received his first "ALL STATE" Commander's Hat for 100% + Membership. Several members attended their first Mid-Term and Annual Department Conventions in Olangapo and Angeles City, Philippines respectively.
During his second year he prepared a Questionnaire asking Post members if they would like to have a place to call their own. That resulted in donations from members to the sum of $9500.00 and on May 28, 1998 we opened up our first Post Home & Canteen. On July 26 1998 we had the honor of having Commander-in-Chief John E. Moon, and Quartermaster General Joe Ridgley visit our canteen. A reception was held for both of them and their wives, Susan Moon and Judy Ridgley . Also present was Installation Commander "COL John M. House" and wife Marylin House. Commander-in-Chief Moon signed up John Burns as a Life Member. Commander Billy T. Haney presented Post Hats, Post Shirts, Post Mugs and Coins.
Friday, November 6th, 1998, will be a day that members of "CWO Benjamin K. Humphreys Memorial Post 10223" will never forget. Seven members, Walter Cannon, Billy Haney, Tony Samora, Larry Jackson, Calvin Buckner, John Burns and Dan Meuse were involved in a Repatriation Ceremony at Panmunjom, South Korea that consisted of Nine Korean War Veterans being returned home.
During his first year Commander Samora received his first "ALL STATE" Commander's Hat and several members attended the Mid-Term and Annual Department Conventions in Olangapo and Angeles City, Philippines respectively.
In 2000, three of our members passed away. Memorial Services and Draping of our Charter were held at our Post Home for Comrades Joe Moore, Sebastian Luizzi and Garn Fullmer.
During his second year Commander Samora came to the conclusion that our Canteen was getting a little small for us so we decided to find a bigger place. On May 19, 2001 we moved to our second Post Home which was a more spacious and a better location for all the soldiers at Camp Humphreys.
This year was not a good year for the world and for Post 10223 due to the tragic events that occurred in the United States.
On September 11, 2001 the terrorist attacks on the Trade Centers and the Pentagon caused all the Military Troops in Korea to be put on High Alert and lock down for several months. Despite that, our Post continued its mission and Commander Meuse managed to achieve 100% + Membership.
Commander Bellware and Quartermaster Billy T. Haney attended the Annual Department Convention in Pattaya, Thailand on 15 - 21 June 2002. It was their first trip to Thailand and it was reported that a great time was had by all. It was motioned and carried that the next year's Annual Convention be held in Thailand and the Mid-Term Convention be held in Alongapo, (Subic), Philippines.
A ceremonial Draping of our Charter was held on 15 May 04 for Past District Commander James T. Conley.
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This was an active year for our post. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary and held our 1st Annual POW/MIA, and our 1st Annual 9-11 Ceremonies at Beacon Hill Memorial on Camp Humphreys.
We continued our support of Camp Humphreys by adopting four units and by chartering the Cub Scouts. Support was provided to the Katrina Relief and to the 2nd Annual "American Steel" bikers rally which was held in Anjeong-Ri, Korea.
We attended the Loyalty Day Parade and District III Convention as well as the Department Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.
A Draping of Charter Ceremony was held for Bryn M. Everitt "Pappy".
The Post finished the year with 351 members (140.96%).
We hosted the Department Commander Visit at our Post Canteen on the 27th July 2006 and attended the Commander-in-Chief Visit at Post 8180 on 28 July & the District III Meeting at Post 11016 on the 29th.
The "Ee CHI GAE Pup Tent" was institutionalized and installed on the 9th of September, 2006.
The Annual 9-11 Ceremony was held at Post Home on 11 Sep 2006, and the Annual POW-MIA Ceremony on Beacon Hill, USAG Humphreys Memorial Park on 15 Sep 2006.
We attended the Veterans Day Ceremony, 11th November 2006 & District III Meeting, and five members attended the Mid-Term Convention, Subic, 8-10 December 2006.
The Pup Tent 2 Scratch and "First Nominations of Officers" was held at 1500 on 10 Mar 2007.
We conducted our Annual Memorial Day, POW-MIA Recognition and 9-11 Remembrance Ceremonies. Fundraisers included Buddy Poppy Drives & selling hamburgers & hotdogs at the Bike Rally in Anjeong-Ri. Several members went on an over-night fishing trip to BongJae Lake. We attended the Loyalty Day parade and the Retiree Appreciation Day. Parties were held at our Canteen for members and guests for New Years & Super Bowl.
Post meetings & Ee ChiGae Pup Tent #2 Scratches were convened and MOC members Sammi Sloan, George Beck & Billy Haney attended the Department Convention and Grand Scratch.
Mrs. Betty Humphreys, wife of Benjamin K. Humphreys, visited us at Our Post Home & Canteen. Other distinguished visitors included VFW Commander-in-Chief George J. Lisicki, VFW Director of National Security & Foreign Affairs Michael H. Wysong and Department Commander Rhett Webber.
Post meetings & Ee ChiGae Pup Tent #2 Scratches were held at Our Post Home and MOC member Billy Haney represented us at the Department Convention and Grand Scratch.
We attended the Loyalty Day parade and conducted our Annual Memorial Day, POW-MIA Recognition and 9-11 Remembrance ceremonies. Fundraisers included Buddy Poppy Drives & selling hamburgers & hotdogs in Anjeong-Ri. Christmas Dinner was prepared and parties were held at our Canteen for members and guests on New Years & Super Bowl.
Awards were presented to Soldiers for the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
We attended the Loyalty Day parade and conducted our Annual Memorial Day, POW-MIA Recognition and 9-11 Remembrance ceremonies. Post meetings & Ee ChiGae Pup Tent #2 Scratches were held at Our Post Home & Canteen.
Awards were presented to Soldiers for the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
Our Post supported the USAG Humphreys Family Safety Day at the Community Activity Center on post and the Shamrock Run for the Booze Fighters MC' in Waegwan Korea. Fundraisers included Buddy Poppy Drives & selling hamburgers & hotdogs in Anjeong-Ri. Members and guests enjoyed our Annual Christmas Dinner and New Year's Party. We organized a Super Bowl party featuring free breakfast & door prizes.
We conducted our Annual Memorial Day, POW-MIA Recognition & 9-11 Remembrance Ceremonies and attended the Loyalty Day parades.
Post 10223 held Poppy Drives in support of the Buddy Poppy Program. Post meetings & Ee ChiGae Pup Tent #2 Scratches were convened and we attended District III Meetings. George Beck, Chris Winstead and Jeff Rowan attended the Department Convention & Grand Scratch. The post provided free breakfast and door prizes for members & guests at the Canteen for Super Bowl.
VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard L. Eubank visited our Post Home & Canteen on Saturday, 2 APR 2011.
Post meetings & Ee ChiGae Pup Tent #2 Scratches were held and we attended District III Meetings. George Beck, Chris Winstead and Jeff Rowan attended the Department Convention & Grand Scratch. The post provided free breakfast and door prizes for members & guests at the Canteen for Super Bowl.
We conducted our Annual Memorial Day, POW-MIA Recognition & 9-11 Remembrance Ceremonies and attended the Loyalty Day parade.
Several members attended scouting events during this period including a Bridging Ceremony where we donated U.S. & ROK flags for the Scouts to use in their ceremonies, and a Flag Day Ceremony at which we helped with setup and teardown. Over 200 American flags were placed at USAG Humphreys for this special day.
SVC Hoffman and ADJ Winstead participated in the 3-2 GSAB Redeployment C eremony welcoming back 19 soldiers who had been deployed to Afghanistan.
James M. Jackson of CWO Benjamin K. Humphreys Memorial Post 10223 was presented with the Korean War 60th Anniversary Certificate signed by Richard L. Eubanks & Allen “Gunner” Kent.
Our Post finished the year at 298 Members, 115.06% making “All American”
A prayer for Departed Comrades and Friends of VFW Post 10223