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Post News:

Voice of Democracy: We have a Winner! Addison L Hage, one of the Voice of Democracy entries sponsored by Post 1648 received a $50 dollar award for finishing fourth in the Department competition. Congratulations to Addison! If anyone knows of a student that might be interested in either the Voice of Democracy competition, which is a speech contest or in the Patriot's Pen competition, a writing contest, please let us know. Contact our post commander or quartermaster for more


Finally! VFW Post 1648's own Quartermaster, Tom Flatau, was appointed to the position of

National Aide-de-Camp in recognition of his long years of service and tireless work in the

background that has gone unnoticed too long. His appointment was posted on Page 12 of the

Oct 2022 – Jan 2023 Gopher Oversea'r. Congratulations Tom!

Upcoming Events:

 Wed. 12 July - Post meeting at the New Ulm American Legion Club

Wed. 8 August – Post meeting at the Serviceman's Club in Sleepy Eye

•  Wednesday, 12 September – Post meeting at the New Ulm American Legion Club (or annual Post picnic at Oak Haven Campground. This event is yet to be finalized.

•  All Post Meetings start at 7 PM.


Meeting Reminder:

Since the New Ulm and Sleepy Eye posts

merged to create the new Nagel-Radl Post

1648, the unit now covers all of Brown County

as well as parts of Blue Earth, Nicollet, and

Redwood counties. Meetings alternate

between the American Legion club rooms in

New Ulm on odd-numbered months and the

Sleepy Eye Serviceman's Club on even-numbered months. Meetings start at 7 PM but

try to arrive by 6:30 so we can start on time.

Post Leadership:

Commander: Tom Roesch

1st Vice Commander: Tom Edwards

2nd Vice Commander: Denis Warta

Adjutant: Avery Wils

Quartermaster: Tom Flatau

Chaplain: Leon Treml

Service Office: John Schotzko

Judge Advocate: Dave Borchert

Trustees: Lyle Zobel

Joe Stevens

Leon Treml

Brown County Veteran’s  Services:

Greg Peterson

John Schotzko

14 South State Street

New Ulm, MN



• Floyd Wilfahrt

• Paul Hillesheim

• Lonny Luepke

• James Larson

Important information from the Veteran's Administration

Are you eligible for PACT Act benefits? While VA began to process these claims on Jan. 1, 2023, applicants should apply now to maximize benefit payments. For any PACT Act claims received by Aug. 10, 2023, VBA may issue benefit payments back to Aug. 10, 2022. Learn how to file a disability claim to secure your full benefits! Here is a link to a YouTube video from the VA that provides more information about the PACT Act:

VA reaches 1 million in military exposure screenings

Here's a link to some additional information from the American Legion:

Protect Your Benefits from Poaching Scams

Pension Poaching is a financial scam that targets Veterans, service members, and their families with the goal of profiting from VA Pension benefits. Scammers approach Veterans who meet the age,

disability, or income requirements to receive monthly pension payments. Protect yourself and your family by learning to identify and avoid fraudulent practices. Here's a link to information from the VA:

The VA's Top 10 List of Veteran's Resources for 2022

Follow this link for information on free National Park Passes, discounts, VA life insurance, and other veteran-oriented programs:

Your VFW Supports Your Community

Here is where some of the money has gone in

the last three months that Post 1648 has

raised through various fund-raising activities:

New Ulm Jaycees - $50.00

New Ulm Sertoma - $50.00

VFW Children's Home - $250.00

Luverne MN Veterans Home - $250.00

Minneapolis Veterans Home - $250.00

“Hole in One” (in Memory of Rod Mueller) - $100.00

Childrens Museum Mankato - $100.00

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