Events in the Hall shown on our website are open to the public.
Events in the Lounge are for members only.

VFW Post 788 is now a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. As such we have on display at the post the Commemorative Partner flag. If you are a Vietnam Veteran and member of our post or you attended are Vietnam Commemorative luncheon in the spring of this year, please contact the post and leave your name and contact information as we now have the official Vietnam Veteran lapel pin, Vietnam War 50th Commemoration proclamation signed by the President and some Vietnam 50th Commemorative buttons for family and bumper stickers.


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About the VFW

Who is eligible for membership? Here's the short version:
"The VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It's through service to this country that all our membership has earned their elite status.

"If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks." --from the site



Post Officers


Post Commander
Josh Conway

Senior Vice Commander
Kyle Cross

Daniel Spahn

Rod Thompson

Junior Vice Commander
Curtis Goodrow

Post Surgeon
Dean Varner

Dave Schick

Wayne Kreutner

Judge Advocate
Daniel Deal

Larry Balster

Brad Painter

Service Officer
Harry Foster

House Committee Chairman

Lee Merta

Contact Us

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Patrick J. Shanahan Post 788
Veterans of Foreign Wars

3240 Southgate Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5415

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Phone: (319) 364-7752

Remembering Vietnam's
50th Anniversary
A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

Every week in the Hall:
Wild Bill Elliott & the Untouchables
Classic Country Music - $6 Cover
Every Thursday Night from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Kitchen open for short orders 5-7PM