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In appreciation for all who have and continue to serve, their families and the freedom they provide by defending our Constitution. Fearless Flyers remains eternally grateful for their sacrifices.


Most of all, this page is in honor of LST 581, my Father, Carl D. Rogers Jr. U.S.N. retired and his shipmates. 18 months of commissioned service: July 27, 1944 through January 28, 1946, in the South Pacific and Asian Theatres. At the end the ship was stripped down and turned over to the Japanese to serve repatriating their forces.

"Having served honorably and having done her part in defeating Japan, she held her stern anchor to the end, thanks to the skill of the crew and Captain O. F. Rapelyae. Thank God all hands survived to return home”


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(Local addresses and phone numbers provided for Deerfield Beach, FL)

Department of Veterans Affairs Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.

Primary Care Clinics;

Deerfield Beach, 2100 S.W. 10th St., (954) 570-5572.

Boca Raton, 900 Glades Rd., (561) 750-5152


U.S. Army Chaplain


U.S. Air Force Chaplain


U.S. Navy Chaplain


U.S. Coast Guard Chaplain

The Center for Women Veterans the VA has designed services and programs to be responsive to the gender-specific needs of women veterans. VA offers comprehensive healthcare services for women including: counseling for sexual trauma; Pap smears, mammography and general reproductive health care; and full-time Women Veterans Coordinators at most VA medical centers. 



The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.



The U.S. LST Association based in Toledo, OH. was started in April 1985, its purpose is to get old shipmates back together and renew old friendships. We also try to assist in finding former shipmates with our computer list of our 9,400 current members. If you have any current addresses of former shipmates we would like to add them to our mailing list.



American Legion

Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
For God and Country

we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Deerfield Beach; Glenn Miller Post, 141 S.W. 1st Terr., (954)421-2158

Boca Raton Post #277; 141 N.W. 20th St., (561) 395-1090



VFW The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects. From providing free phone cards to our nation's active-duty military personnel to raising money for the World War II memorial, the VFW is there, "honoring the dead by helping the living."

Boca Raton Post #10556; 94000 W. Palmetto Park Rd., (561) 477-2779



UNITED STATES ARMY RETIREMENT SERVICES Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA),  provides information on benefits and entitlements to active duty personnel preparing for retirement.  It also provides information to retirees through Army installation Retirement Services Officers (RSO).



The Marine For Life Program’s mission is to provide sponsorship for our more than 27,000 Marines each year who honorably leave active service and return to civilian life in order to nurture and sustain the positive, mutually beneficial relationships inherent in our ethos “Once A Marine, Always A Marine.”



Gulf War Veterans in their pursuit for the truth. The site is run privately by volunteers and is not affiliated with the U.S. Government. The site is highly interactive, but also contains an enormous amount of archived content for you to discover. Links available to other resources and interactive forums.



Vietnam Veterans of Florida Coalition The pages here are designed to provide a location where the veteran can find information they need to interact with veterans. They are also here to disseminate information concerning veterans of all eras. Links available to other resources and interactive forums.



Department Of Florida Korean War Veterans Association is a nationwide organization of veterans and associates founded in 1985 and incorporated in the State of New York. The National Headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia. Links available to other resources.  



The Vietnam Veterans Of Brevard, Inc Proudly Presents: Florida's 18th Annual Vietnam and All Veterans Reunion April 22 - 23 - 24 ,2005. American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall, (4/5 Scale Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial) April 17 - 24, 2005, At Beautiful, "Wickham Park" Melbourne, Florida, 321-255-4307 



The AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY (AFAS) is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force. It promotes the Air Force mission by helping "to relieve distress of Air Force members and their families and assisting them to finance their education". It is rooted in the original Army Air Corps and the World War II Army Air Forces, whose members wanted to "take care of their own." Through the years, AFAS has become increasingly effective in helping individuals with personal emergencies-- as well as extremely useful when used by commanders to help solve personnel problems in their units.



Army Emergency Relief helps the following personnel: Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents. Members of the Reserved Components of the Army (Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents. Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability, or retired upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their dependents. Widows (ers) and orphans of soldiers who died while on active duty or after they retired.



Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Coast Guard Mutual Assistance offers aid to the entire Coast Guard family; active duty and retired military personnel, civilian employees, commissioned officers of the Public Health Service serving with the Coast Guard, Reservists, Auxiliarist, and their families.



The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society mission is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.



AM VETS For almost 60 years, AMVETS has provided service and support to America’s veterans and their communities. At every level of our organization, people are involved in making a difference in the lives of those who have given so much to this country. We pride ourselves especially on helping veterans to help themselves, whether by providing them with sound professional advice on entitlements or pursuing issues important to them on Capitol Hill. I invite you to review on the pages that follow the entire spectrum of AMVETS activities undertaken to improve the quality of life for this nation’s citizens, especially our men and women in uniform and their predecessors.



Blue Star Mothers of America We are mothers who have or have had children serving in the military. We are a non-profit service organization supporting each other, our children and promoting patriotism.



V A Kids This site is for Teachers, those researching about veterans and the VA and for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The site provides lesson plans, history and interactive games for children.



Veterans' Workforce Program The Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) Veterans' Program involves the provision of priority workforce services to veteran customers in the one-stop career centers around the State. These services include, but are not limited to, job referrals, job development, referrals to training and supportive services, case management, labor market information, resume assistance, employability workshops, etc.



The National Military Family Association was organized in 1969 as the National Military Wives Association by a group of wives and widows seeking financial security for survivors of uniformed service personnel and retirees. From their efforts, the Survivor Benefit Plan came into being. In the ensuing years, NMFA has been in the vanguard of advocacy for improvements in the quality of military family life. The name of the organization was changed in 1984 to reflect the broad scope of its involvement. NMFA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association.



Military.com The State of Florida provides scholarships for dependent children of Florida veterans or servicemen who died in action or died from service-connected diseases or disabilities, have been verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs as having service-connected 100% total and permanent disabilities, have been determined to have service-connected total and permanent disability ratings of 100% and are in receipt of disability retirement from any branch of the United States Armed Services, or are classified as prisoners of war or missing in action. Specific residency requirements apply and the veteran must have servced during specific wars, conflicts or events.



University of South Florida, Counseling Center for Human Development, Veterans Services was established to provide specialized services to veterans, eligible dependents, active duty servicepersons, and members of the Selected Reserve. The staff assists students to initiate, continue, or resume their education, and use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits



The Presidential Prayer Team By selecting a military person to adopt, you agree to pray daily for the individual, just as you pray daily for the President. For security reasons, no attempt should be made to contact this individual. The military person will be randomly selected for you based on the branch in which they serve.



The USO strives to enrich the lives of service members and their families worldwide by providing quality programs, services and events.  To view highlights from some of our most recent tours and events, please click above



Operation Phone Home They have sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and friends who are with them in spirit and silently supporting them from the other side of the world. But it would mean so much to our service members to be able to hear their voices. Far from home and loved ones, they are defending our flag and our freedom. The USO is working hard to bring home as close to them as possible. Please join us in Operation Phone Home, a campaign created to make it possible for Americans to extend this touch of home to the men and women of our armed forces. 100% of your donation will go toward the purchase of prepaid phone cards for America's service men and women overseas. And we will continue this effort until every one comes home.



Operation USO Care Package Thousands of U.S. troops have been deployed around the world in the fight against terrorism and war with Iraq. The United Service Organizations (USO) is offering a unique way for individuals and corporations to let our nation's defenders know we haven't forgotten them.  “Operation USO Care Package,” initiated by the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro), enables individuals to financially support care packages that will be delivered to service members en route to overseas destinations.  A contribution of $25 will purchase one Care Package.



Operation Military Support supports all the men and women in our military overseas. We receive names of men and women who do not receive regular mail from home and connect them with volunteers who want to boost the spirits of military personnel. This will ensure that they can do their best with confidence that we in the United States are appreciative of them for keeping peace throughout the world. They are doing the job they are asked to do and we support them for serving.



The Kitchen Table Gang Veterans Helping Hospitalized Veterans and Troops Overseas. Website is updated frequently please visit often.





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