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POST MEMBER PROFILES

JIM BENOTTI – Roanoke Memorial Post 5074

Veterans of Foreign Wars – Roanoke TX

 

·         Drafted into US Army Fall of 1966

·         Boot and Infantry A.I.T.

·         OCS - 6 months - Signal Corps - Ft Gordon GA

·         Second LT - Tobyhanna PA - Army Depot - 1 year

·         Vietnam - July 1968, First LT, to July 1969

o        Stationed II Corps - Central Highlands

o        4th Division - Division Comm Ctr - 3 months

o        VHF Comm Forward Deployment - 3 months

o        42nd Artillery Battalion - Communications Officer - Forward Areas - 6 months

·         Returned to US and honorably discharged, July 1969

·         Professional career after military service - Telecom

·         Roanoke connection – Currently serving as Post 5074 Commander

·         VFW member since 1976

 

                     

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JACK PEDLAR – Roanoke Memorial Post 5074

Veterans of Foreign Wars – Roanoke TX

 

                

·U. S. Air Force  - Served from March 1966 to December 1969

·Places served: Amarillo AFB – Amarillo TX; MacDill AFB- Tampa FL; Phu Cat AFB- South Vietnam; Mountain Home AFB - Mountain Home ID

·Worked in a part of supply called NORS Control to shag parts for fighter aircraft; mission was to have aircraft back in the air within 24 hours 

·Career after military:
1970 to 1972 - Mechanical Draftsman for a Consulting Engineering Firm in Boise, ID
1972 to 1980 - Sales - New York Life Insurance in Eugene, OR
1978 to 1982 - Sales - Real Estate in Eugene, OR
1982 to 1987 - Mobile Home Tire & Axle Recycling and Skirting in Denton TX
1987 to Present - Sales & Property Management - Real Estate - DFW area, currently Trophy Club, TX

·Roanoke connection – Own, with wife, Trophy Realtors doing business in the Roanoke TX and greater DFW area

·VFW member for 25 years

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