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PFC Drew E. Dixon
Dixon - Conderman VFW Post 2514, New Bern, NC
Dixon - Conderman
VFW Post 2514
New Bern
North Carolina
1st Lt Robert J. Conderman

The VFW Mission

VFW is an organization of war veterans committed to ensuring rights, remembering sacrifices, promoting patriotism, performing community services and advocating for a strong national defense.

VFW Post 2514
is now accepting applications for part time Canteen bartenders.

The application forms are available
at the Post Canteen.

Post Member Meetings:
1st and 3rd Thursdays/month at 7 PM

   2 PM, Sunday, 19 April 2015


Turkey Shoot: $3.00/Relay

Chicken or Pork Plate:   $8.00/Plate

Chicken and Pork Plate: $10.00/Plate

All proceeds go towards the Post picnic area:

Picnic Tables, Grills, Swing Set and Horseshoe pits


Meritha Dowdle Purifoy


Sun Journal
New Bern, NC

Meritha Dowdle Purifoy, 72, of New Bern, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Joel Dowdle and David Dowdle. She is survived by her husband, David Lee Purifoy Jr.; sons, Charles Anthony "Tony" Dowdle of Franklin, NC and John Daniel Purifoy of New Bern; three daughters, Mary Purifoy Bryant of Ocracoke, Susan M. Purifoy and Kristin Lee Purifoy, both of New Bern; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29th at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to V.F.W. National Home, 3573 S Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.

Arrangements are by:
Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory
52 Bryant St. Alliance, NC 28509
(252) 745-4966

Cards can be sent to:
David Purifoy and Family at
124 Stadium Drive
New Bern, NC 28560



Sunday Breakfast
1st and 3rd Sundays/month
9 AM - 11 AM

T-Bone Steak, Salad and Baked Potato
Eat In or To Go
Last Friday of each month

(Excluding Nov. and Dec.)
6-8 p.m.
$15.00 per Dinner
VFW Post 2514 MOC PT 14
New Bern, NC

Post 2514 table at the
New Bern Gun Show
Fairgrounds, New Bern

(On hold until we have volunteers)


Now on Fridays!

Calendar - News Letter - Canteen

Sunday Breakfast - T-Bone Steak Dinners

Pool Tournament - Turkey Shoot

Special Events - Dances/Parties

Membership Eligibility

To Request a copy of your DD-214

To Request Medical Records


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The purpose of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is to preserve and support the patriotic and historical interests of our country, our communities and our veterans; to strengthen the common bonds of the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our military; to assist them and their families; to enhance their quality of life; and to maintain true allegiance to the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and defend her from all enemies, whomsoever.

We will accomplish our mission by:
• Perpetuating the memory and history of our dead through public and private acts of remembrance;
• Preserving and defending the honor, integrity and rights of all veterans and those currently serving in the military;
• Fostering patriotism through education and volunteerism within the community; and
• Advocating for a strong national defense.

In 1899, the American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, Ohio) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, Colo.) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. VFW was chartered by Congress in 1936.

Ref: Commander’s Leadership Reference Guide 2010-2011; pages 109 and 110


© 2010-15
 Joe Moore MooreJ

Dixon - Conderman
VFW Post 2514
Post Office Box 3196
New Bern, N.C. 28564-3196
(252) 637-9222

Last Updated:
17 April 2015