VFW Post 4099 Member Larry Troudt Received Lifetime Achievement Award For 2019-2020, Sidney

 

On Wednesday, July 22, VFW State Commander, Earl Wheeler, presented VFW member Larry Troudt with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2019-2020. (Photo submitted)

Larry Troudt, member of the VFW Post 4099, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2019-2020 on Wednesday, July 22. Over the years Larry has achieved many accomplishments as a member of the VFW Post 4099, Sidney, MT

Larry joined the VFW in June of 1975. He was installed as Junior Vice Commander in 1981; Post Commander in 1982 and 1984 and District #5 Commander in 1985 plus three more times over the years. In 1984 he also received an appointment as Special Aide-De-Camp for the National Commander during his visit at Montana State Convention.

In 1990 he received an appointment for National Convention on National Finance and Internal Affairs Committee held in New Orleans, LA.

Larry attended six Flying Squadrons, which included two years as District Junior Vice and four years as District Commander. One of these meetings was held in Portland, OR and the other five in Spokane, WA.

He has received numerous Aide-De-Camp Appointments in 1992, 2005 and 2012.

In 1993 he receive an appointment as a member for the National Community Activities Committee.

And in 1999 he received National Deputy Chief of the Staff for the 100th VFW Convention, Kansas City, MO.

Larry is a Life Member of Military Order of the Cooties. He was Seam Squirrel of Pup Tent #21 in Sidney during 1983-1984 and 1984-1985.

Larry became Grand Commander in 1988-1989.

He was Grand Hospital Chairman for 23 years and Grand Blood Chairman for 30 years. He has donated 104 pints of blood to the blood program.

Over the passing of our Pup Tent Quartermaster he assumed that position for a few years.

As a Cootie Larry is a Life member of the National Home and a honorary member for the National Home Fire Department and Police Department.

Larry has received the M.O.C. Grand of Montana Cootie of the year award in 1984-1985; 1985-1986 and 2007-2008. Also in 2007-2008 he received the Supreme Deputy Chief of Staff appointment.


Larry has been Post #4099 Chaplain for 15 plus years.

Over the 4 years as District #5 Commander, he spent many years, hours and miles attending all 10 Post's inspecting at their regular meetings and never missed any council meetings, usually held in Great Falls.

Over the last 40 years Larry has put in a lot of hours at the Sidney Post working in the kitchen at many functions and maintenance in the building and helping the manage with monthly inventory.


For several years he called Bingo every Wednesday night in the Post Hall.

He is a 34-year Life Member of the American Legion Post #114, Fairview, MT.

 

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