• Chapter 1965 Commander – Richard S. Wise

Joined Chapter  2012

Military  Vietnam (1970) Infantry Officer – 199th Light Infantry brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Civilian  Retired - Petroleum Marketing

Wife  Joyce married 2011

Children & Stepchildren  Sarah (30), Anderson – Associate Member (28), Ricky (26), Travis (36) - wife Lauren, and Denise (35) - husband Brian

Grandchildren  Chloe (Denise & Brian) - 4, Callen (Denise & Brian) - 1, Declan (Travis & Lauren) - 4 mos.

Outside Interests  Golf, Hapkido, Reading, Travel


  • Senior Vice Commander – Maurice Menefee

Military  Vietnam (1963-64) Army Aviator – fixed wing pilot

Civilian  Retired Materials Engineer with Virginia department of Transportation

Wife  Carrol, married 1958

Children  Daughter - Laura

Outside Interests  Active in River Road Presbyterian Church.; serves as President of adult Sunday school.

  • Department Committeeman - Carroll “Denis” Bartholomew

Military – Vietnam (1967-68) rifleman with First Cavalry Division.  Served as U.S. Army recruiter in Virginia upon  retirement 

Civilian  Retired Military

Outside Interests  Serves as Vice of Department of Virginia MOPH, active in the Holy Rosary Catholic church, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

  • Finance Officer - Mark L. Atchison
Joined Chapter  2009 (transferred from Lynchburg Chapter).

Military  Vietnam (1967) – with 5th Special Forces Detachment A411, engineer/demo & medical specialist.

Civilian   Retired from career in Fund Raising – Vice President for Development at Mary Baldwin and Randolph Macon College.

Wife  Colleen

Children and Grandchildren  names and ages (?)

Outside Interests  Golf, grandchildren and military history.

  • Judge Advocate - Philip Koren

Phil Koren – Judge Advocate

Military – 22 years military service; U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer ,Vietnam (1968-1969) First Field Force, Vietnam,; where he served as Forward Observer, Battery Officer and General’s Aide.  He served as Battery Commander and Division Staff Officer, 3d Armored Division, Germany, 1970-1974.  He attended law school and served consecutively at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia and various tours in Washington, D.C., 1977-1989.   Mr. Koren retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, JAGC, on April 1, 1989.  Thereafter, he served as the Principal Deputy General Counsel, Defense Commissary Agency retiring again on January 11, 2014.

Civilian – Retired military/Retired DoD Civil Servant.

Wife – Married in January 1970 to Theresa V.(Gerenscer)

Children, grandchildren  two sons, two daughters and 5 grandchildren ages 18, 16, 10, 5 and 3

Outside Interests/Hobbies – Hunting/fishing and shooting  

Joined Chapter – 2009.

  • Sergeant-at-Arms - Bill Osborne
  • Third Year Trustee -Sam Fonzi
  • Second Year Trustee -Stuart Cottrell
  • First Year Trustee -Cliff Johnson
  • Department Alternate Committeeman - Sam Fonzi
  • Service Officer - Cliff Johnson
  • Chaplain -Bill Osborne
  • Historian & Webmaster -Andy Wise