Veterans of Foreign Wars
Henry C Echternkamp
Post 4760
and Auxiliary

OUR MISSION:  To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

OUR VISION: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

OUR PURPOSE: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national association of men and women who as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen served this Nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters. The VFW is a federally chartered corporation and a fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational institution dedicated to serving veterans by

•  fostering camaraderie among veterans of overseas conflicts;

•  serving and assisting our veterans, the military and our communities;

•  advocating on behalf of all veterans;

•  perpetuating the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans;

•  maintaining true allegiance to the government of the United States and fidelity to its constitution and laws;

•  fostering  true patriotism;

•  maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom;

•  preserving and defending the United States from all enemies.

Americanism is an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity.

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Post Officers 2023-24

Commander - Ken Bearly
Sr Vice Commander - Kevin O’Neill
Jr Vice Commander - Al Frank
Quartermaster/Adjutant - Steve Henrikson
Chaplain - John Dowd

3 yr Trustee - Gery Contreras
2 yr Trustee - Neil Gamroth
1 yr Trustee - LaVerne Hoover
Service Officer - Steve Henrikson
Surgeon - Kevin O’Neill

Our Auxiliary

Established in 1914, the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.” We set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who served in uniform. Meetings for our Auxiliary Post 4760 are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm at the Post annex room. Phone : 360-901-9433

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Auxiliary Officers 2023-24

Eva Tiller – President
Denise Howard – Senior Vice
Melissa Carmichael – Jr. Vice
Denise Howard – Secretary
Bob Wasserman - Treasurer

Marguerite Glover – Trustee 3yr
Sean Doka – Trustee 2 yr
Ron Gustafson – Trustee 1 yr
Marguerite Glover – Chaplain

Our Facilities

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Dance Floor
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Full Commercial Kitchen
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Dining Room for 70 People

Pool Tables with Leagues    •    Computer Dart Boards with Leagues    •    Cribbage (two nights a week)    •    Sport Raffles and "Shake of the Day" Cash Prizes

Join Us for
Sunday Breakfast

Open to the public
Juice and coffee included
Every Sunday from 9:30 to 11:45 am
Suggested donation $8

1st Sunday: Blueberry Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs

2nd Sunday: Western Omelet and Hash Browns

3rd Sunday: French Toast, Sausage and Eggs

4th Sunday: Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs and Hash Browns

5th Sunday: Chef's choice 

If you'd like to serve, we can always use the help.


169 E. Washington Street

PO Box 427
Sequim, WA  98382


Members Meeting
2nd Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm

Wed thru Sun 1:00-6:00 pm
Mon 3:00-6:00 pm


Calendar of meetings, league tournaments, community programs and fundraisers


Breakfast 9:15 - 11:45 am


Dances 6:00 - 8:15 pm Check VFWPOST4760 on Facebook for the band playing that Saturday

Post Meeting

2nd Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm

Veterans Appreciation

Spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 PM Saturday 04/20/2024 . Free for Veterans  $5  for others.


01/27/2024 and 02/24/2024 karaoke in canteen, 6 - 10PM 


Proceeds from volunteer, community and fund raising events
help fund local VFW programs and citizen education.

To participate or if you have questions or comments, contact us
by email secretary@vfwpost4760.com or by phone 360-683-9546.
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Veteran Relief

Poppy and hat booth

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$7500 awared to high school seniors in 2023

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Youth Essays

National Voice of Democracy Patriots Pen
 Cash awards every year

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Hobucket House

Veterans apartments in Forks and
"Pennies for Quarters"
cash contributions

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Thanksgiving and

Free meals

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Parades and 
Veterans Memorial Park maintenance

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VFW National
Home for Children

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Flag Cases

Burial Ceremonies

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Sequim Food Bank

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Memorial Day 

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Citizen Education

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Vet Assistance

VA compensation aid, transportation, and hardship assistance


All donations are welcome and are tax deductible. 

See one of our officers at the VFW post to make a cash contribution.

Checks to VFW Post 4760 may be mailed to us at
P.O. Box 427, Sequim, Washington 98382.

Online donations are safely processed through PayPal.

Member Services

Do you need help with your VA forms?

Do you need help with food, shelter, medicine?

Do you need to file for aid ?

Not sure where to start?

Our service officers will be glad to assist you, email us at secretary@vfwpost4760.com or contact the 
Northwest Veterans Resource Center between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
216 S. Francis Street in Port Angeles   •  360-797-1791   •   Email

Our Post is authorized to perform Final Military Honors for deceased veterans in conjunction with all branches of the Armed Forces.  Honors consist of the folding and presentation of the burial flag, and the sounding of 'Taps'.
Call Chaplain John Dowd for more information on memorials and honor guard ceremonies at 360-796-4001
or call the Post at 360-683-9546

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Helpful links for veterans
and their families

VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans’ benefits and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.

1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400

Our History

After the Second World War, Sequim opened a building for hundreds of local veterans with a bar, large meeting room and restaurant. Post 4760 was named for Henry Clarence Echternkamp, born in Clallam County on 26 March 1918 to William F. and Grace (Cays) Echternkamp. He worked as a laborer in a saw mill before enlisting in the US Navy in October 1940 as a Seaman. He served on the USS Arizona until 10 December 1941 when he died from his wounds after the invasion of Pearl Harbor. Interred at Punchbowl A525, Henry was awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, and the WWII Victory Medal.

VFW Post 4760
2nd Tuesday of the month  6:00 pm

Wed thru Sun 1:00-6:00 pm
Mon 3:00-6:00 pm

Phone: 360-683-9546
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