We-Ta-Se Hosts Luncheon for National American Legion Vice Commander

March 19, 2012 –

MAYETTA:  We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410 hosted a luncheon today at the Boys & Girls Club for National Vice Commander David Voyles who represents the Midwest region, and is on a tour of the Sunflower state.   Other members of his party included Department Commander Dale Allen, Vice Commander Paul Sanford, and Elizabeth Patton, District Representative from U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran’s office.

Before the luncheon the group took a tour of the We-Ta-Se headquarters and the Boys & Girls Club.  A short meeting followed where members of We-Ta-Se and Tribal Council spoke as well as the American Legion representatives.

Voyles is from Amazonia, Mo. and a member of Post 359 in St. Joseph.  He is a Vietnam veteran and earned a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with valor device while serving in the U.S. Army.  There are five vice commanders nationwide that act as representatives of the national commander.

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Left to right:  We-Ta-Se Post Commander Jim Potts, Vice Commander David Voyles, and We-Te-Se Finance Officer Frank Shopteese.  Potts and Shopteese are also We-Ta-Se liaisons for the department.

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Front row, left to right :  Vice Commander Paul Sanford,  National Vice Commander David Voyles, and Department Commander Dale Allen.  Back row, left to right: Chuck Jacobson, Steve Ortiz, Roy Hale, Emery Hale, Jim Potts, Frank Shopteese, Francis Jensen, Charles Wakole, Robert Jackson and Carrie O’Toole.  Ortiz and O’Toole sit on Tribal Council.

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Vice Commander Voyles addressed the group and spoke about various issues and programs involving veterans across the country.