Sons of AMVETS
Department of Ohio
Sons of AMVETS in the News
Welcome Lydia (Lyn) Falk, Dept. of Ohio Executive Secretary
Lyn comes to us from Ohio's General Assembly working as a Legislative Aide. Her first 3 weeks where spent training with Paula. She is an energetic person, a quick study and brings many talents to the position.
Paula Fletcher

Hi!! My name is Paula Fletcher and I’m your new secretary for the Sons of AMVETS, Department of Ohio. I began working for the organization on March 19, 2007. I know many of you will miss Penny (AKA Mom) and I have some huge shoes to fill!!

I retired from state government in December, 2005 and I have an extensive legal and medical background. During my career, I processed federal disability claims and worked with many of the veterans of Ohio following their return from Vietnam. I will never forget some of the stories they brought home with them. I have been fortunate to find a new career where I can, in some capacity, continue to help the veterans and families who deserve support.

Our commander, the officers and I will work hard towards providing efficient service to our members. If there is anything I can do to help make your jobs easier, please contact me at Headquarters in Columbus.

Paula Fletcher

Sons of AMVETS
Dept. of Ohio


Sons of AMVETS member Donates Kidney
Man donates kidney to friend

When D.J. Batt offered to donate a kidney, Robert Boykin thought his
friend was kidding.
Batt was dead serious.
“Robert is a true friend, and it was an easy decision,” said Batt, who lives in Defiance. “We were fraternity brothers and we’re still brothers. He would have done the same thing for me.”
Batt, 33, met Boykin at the University of Findlay 15 years ago. At first glance, they were the odd couple.
Boykin came from inner city Toledo, Batt from rural Continental. Boykin played football, Batt ran track.

Boykin roots for the New York Yankees and Detroit Pistons. Batt’s teams are the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Lakers. Boykin is a staunch University of Michigan fan. Batt is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye.
Oh yes, one more thing: Boykin is black. Batt is white.
read the complete article

13th District Commander Sherrill, Legislative Director Brown and 2nd Vice Commander Strittmather present Flag to Retiring Band Director Price


Sons of AMVETS Christmas in July presents $ 4,475 to Sandusky OVH. Thank you all who made contributions. more info

Fostoria Squadron 69 Donates $1,000
to Commander's Robe Project
  Fostoria AMVETS Post 69 Sons of AMVETS Squadron Commander Ron Thomas (left) presents Ohio Sons of AMVETS Commander Bill Jackson with a $1,000 check Dec. 30. The money will benefit this year's project of buying bathrobes for those living in the state's six veterans homes. Read the full story

Squadron 27 Bucyrus host benefit for Squadron Commander Schaffer. The National Sons, Department of Ohio and the AMVETS family will keep Commander Schaffer and his family in our prayers. Click here for Photos

Veterans, Auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS Join the Department of Ohio in Washington DC for Veterans Day November 11, 2005 Photo Gallery

Sons of AMVETS in the News

Lorain Post 47 Fall Clam Bake

Squadron 1991 Defiance visits Sandusky OVH. This article is from a few years ago
The Sons of AMVETS and the AMVETS family make the OVH Christmas party a big success. Click here to see photos from the party.

Dan Briggs featured in GE Newsletter


All in a Day's Work

An extra trip to the Ohio Veteran's Home in Sandusky is simply a labor of love for Dan Briggs.

Trailer and clothing donated to Georgetown Veterans Home


We would like to thank the Sons of AMVETS so much for the trailer, scooter and clothing items.  The Sons have been so good to us, we know that we can always count on you to help our Veterans.  Your generosity, kindness and caring are what makes this facility a home for our Veterans.  Thank you also for making that long trip, enjoy the pictures and come and visit us anytime.


Pat Michalski
Volunteer Coordinator/Marketing
Ohio Veterans Home-Georgetown

Sons of AMVETS Department of Ohio donate scooter and more.

Gilbert Garza Sons of AMVETS, Member of the Year awarded to Daniel K. Briggs... read more

Now in it's third year, the Sons of AMVETS "Christmas in July" program hits a record high of over $2,500 in more

Vermilion Squadron 22 helps raise over $70,000 for local 16 year girl who needs a liver transplant .... read more

Eugene Batt receives Life Time Achievement Award Dept. Commander Byrd presents Gene Batt with a Life Time Achievement award at State more

This past summer, the float for the Vermilion Fish Festival Queen and Princess was in such disarray, they called upon the Vermilion Sons of AMVETS for help. read more


Dept. of Ohio

Sons of AMVETS
Dept. of Ohio, Inc.
1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Suite 107
Columbus OH 43229
Phone: 614.985.3380
Fax: 614.985.3381

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National AMVETS unveil ARCA Stock Car
Click for more pictures

Randy Smith receives the Gil Garza Member of the Year award. Congratulations Randy
Larry Combs Speechless!!
Congratulations Larry Combs on receiving the Life Time Achievement Award.
See more photos from the State convention

2008 Junior AMVETS Camp Out

Troy, Squadron 88 host 16th annual Duck Race Click for Additional photos
July 07, 2006



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