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Updated: 01/21/2014 08:00:01AM

VFW post celebrates 50th

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Commander Rusty Martin holds up the 50th anniversary proclamation presented to VFW Post 5690 as Department of Florida junior vice commander Amber Putnam looks on.

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Post officers attended the 50th birthday bash. From left, Sgt. Maj. Walt Rush, Larry Hopkins, Emil Venclik, Department of Florida junior vice commander Amber Putnam, commander Rusty Martin, Bill Rambo, Chris Brucci and Jean Rodrigue.

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Larry Conklin, a member since 1979, celebrated the post milestone with his wife, Chris.

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George and Audrey Speidell enjoyed the 50th birthday party held on Saturday at the post home.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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PORT CHARLOTTE — VFW Post 5690 is known by its members as the “friendliest post in the South.”

And they certainly try to live up to that reputation.

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