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Donor Spotlight: Trenton Pauley

A self-described man who loves God and country, Trenton Pauley first heard of the VFW National Home from his VFW State Commander while he was State Senior Vice Commander in West Virginia.

“He told me about the National Home,” Mr. Pauley said, “and how impressed he was with his visit,

encouraging me to be sure to visit it too.”

Which Mr. Pauley did… and was instantly impressed by the superb facilities and dedicated staff. However, something unique caught his eye. “I was impressed with the time devoted to the children and families in goal-setting and developing plans to meet their goals.”

Having served the United States Air Force proudly for 21 years, and with service in Vietnam, Mr. Pauley has flown the F-4 Phantom, A-7D, A-10 Warthog, and O-2A. He was also a paratrooper supporting the 82nd Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Corps.

His father, also a veteran, served 7 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, all aboard the USS Trenton. So, naturally, veteran and military causes are dear to his heart. But it was the people who drew him to support the VFW National Home.

“I feel an obligation to support the children and families of our nation’s warriors,” he said, “who paid a dear price in defending our country.”

In fact, he intends on making a legacy gift to the VFW National Home, just as he did as a Gold Legacy Life member of VFW Memorial Post 3081.

Because, in his own words, “It’s a small way I can help ensure continuing support from the VFW to current and future veterans.”

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