The Post is Established

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  Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 7766, was established in Rancho Bernardo, California on Armed Forces Day, May 17, 1986. The Post was founded with 86 original area member veterans who had served honoraby in World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The goals, common with the national organization, were for the assurance of veterans' benefits, family aid, participation in community activities and fostering work with area youth to promote patriotism.

  The original officers were: Commander Clifford Carr, Sr Vice Commander Thaddeus Kmieciak, Jr Vice Commander Jack C. Kelly, Quartermaster Phil Bishop, Adjutant Robert Ingalls, Chaplain Robert L. Thomas, Surgeon Dorothy Crumpler, 1st Trustee Murray Kaminer, 2nd Trustee Ernest Ewbank, 3rd Trustee Alfred Blumenfield and Judge Advocate Louis J. Kabell.

In November 2013 the name of the Post was changed from Rancho Bernardo to Major Abraham J. Baum in honor of a member of the Post who had died in March of that year.

Mount Soledad PlaqueWWII Museum plaque

Major Abraham J. Baum was a highly decorated member of the U.S. Army having served in World War II displaying bravery and honor at the highest levels. He has been written about in many history books, perhaps most notably Richard Baron's "RAID! The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission", co-written by Major Baum, and, most recently, Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Patton."


Post 7766 is a member post of the 1st District of California, fully recognized by the national organization headquartered in Kansas City, MO.