Tim Zvoncheck, USN
Tim served in the US Navy and Navy Reserve from 83-97. During the nearly 15 years of military service, he achieved the rank of Navy Chief. He served as a Gunner’s Mate aboard guided missile frigates, Senior Weapons Systems Technician, Search, and Seizure Team Captain, and later a US Navy Police Officer. Qualifying for the VFW with two tours in the Persian Gulf, and smaller conflicts throughout the world, Tim became a member of the VFW in 1991 in Tinley Park, IL. He later moved to Ohio and transferred to VFW Post 3345. He has been a Life Member since 2010 and is currently a Gold Legacy Life Member.
Tad Brown, USN
Senior Vice Commander
Tad was a Naval Flight Officer for 11 years (’86-’97). His primary mission was tracking Soviet submarines from the P-3C Orion aircraft in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. He earned his VFW membership during a deployment to the Persian Gulf in ’95 under Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield (Southwest Asia Service Medal). Tad joined the VFW as a Life Member in December 2010 and is currently a Gold Legacy Life Member.
Sam Morgano, USN
Junior Vice Commander
Jim Karecki, USAF
Jim served in the Air Force during Vietnam (’68-’72), stationed in Saigon for one year and six months at Kadina Air Base in Okinawa. He also served with an SR-71 reconnaissance unit at Beale Air Force Base. He obtained the rank of SSGT (E-5). Jim has been a member of VFW Post 3345 since 2008 and is currently a Gold Legacy Life Member.
Jim McCann, USA
Jim served in the US Army from 1966-1968. He achieved the rank of SP5 (E-5). He served one tour in Vietnam with the Headquarters Company of the 214th Combat Aviation Battalion at Camp Martin Cox (Bearcat) RVN. Jim has been a Life Member of Post 3345 since 1996 and is currently a Gold Legacy Life Member.
John Price, USA
John enlisted in the Army in December 1968 and obtained the SSG (E-6) rank after 11 months. John served in Vietnam in 1970. Among other awards and citations, John is a Purple Heart veteran. He has been a member of VFW Post 3345 for over 10 years and has been a Life Member since 2006.
Bill (Burt) Overton, USA
Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army 1966-1968. Trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Served in Vietnam 1967=1968; assigned to the 1st Air Calvary. Served in the DMZ area. Bill has been a member of Post 3345 for over 15 years and is currently a Gold Legacy Life Member.
Bill Gordon, USMC
Bill served in the Marine Corps from 1960-1964, with service in Vietnam. He has been a Life Member since 1968.
Data last checked 6-8-2023