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First Post Commander Joesph Carsley passes away


You will be missed by all, remembered by many, and be in the hearts and minds of all for who you are and what you have done.

Rest in Eternal Peace Comrade Joe - you left the Post in great hands through the years and will be a guiding light for many more.


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Steven Piechocky commented:

You will be missed by all. VFW Post 2485 first Commander.. If there was ever a time to name our post to memorialize someone, the time is now.

30 Years In Service to Veterans The Angeles City Veterans of Foreign Wars post was chartered on April 12, 1987, here in Angeles City, Philippines. Our first commander was Joseph Carlsley who served a subsequent term until 1989. We are the second largest post overseas and the fifteenth largest post world-wide. Initially working out of various halls and venues for two years, a house was rented on Santol Street and converted into the post headquarters. With these humble beginnings, we have proudly created a haven and meeting place for our beloved veterans. We salute you .

Larry Elmwood commented:

May you now and forever R.I.P.

Ed Brown commented:

Joe set a very high bar for everyone. His dedication to the VFW Post and American Legion is recognized by everyone, members and non-members. He made a positive impact on everything he touched. I’m so proud to have known him and call him my friend. May God hold him in his hand and give him eternal peace. 

Eric Zarriello commented:

Joseph "Joe" Carsley is a legend of VFW Post 2485 and the Angeles City community where he has done so much for so many people. The memory of his many accomplishments and charitable deeds will live on. I will always remember his boundless energy, humor and compassion. Joseph Carsley was the 1st Commander of VFW Post 2485 from 1987 to 1989, Past Commander of VFW Department of Pacific Areas from 1995 to 1996, Past Commander of the American Legion Department of Philippines, member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 3, Seam Squirrel of the Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 15 "Mighty Pinatubo" and our jolly Santa Claus during Christmas. Truly revered and sorely missed.

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Historic Ceremonial Flag presented to Post 2485

Post 2485 Adjutant Gerry Chaplin presents flag and certificate from donor. The certificate and flag presented to our post tells it all. Here's the text of the certificate ...

Let it be known that this flag was flown on the 11th day of September, 2015 over   the United States Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District Headquarters, Bagram Airfield Afghanistan. 

This flag represents the will and resolve of the American people to protect those who cannot protect themselves and to stand strong and defeat all who attempt to bring us harm.

Flown for VFW Post 2485.

Christopher L. Lococo, CSM USA, 

Command Sergeant Major

Paule Owen, COL EN,





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