About Us

Kahokian Memorial Post 5691
Located in Collinsville, IL, Post 5691 is located 15 miles east of St. Louis, MO.  Our Post is supported by over 750  VFW, Men’s Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary members. Our unique blend of veterans from World War II to present, brings history as well as a vision of the future.

Our strong support from the community allows us to operate our facility as an emergency shelter and temporary school evacuation site. Our commitment to the community, backs our slogan of “honor the dead, by helping the living”.

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.


  • Always put the interests of our members first
  • Treat donors as partners in our cause
  • Promote patriotism
  • Honor military service
  • Ensure the care of veterans and their families
  • Serve our communities
  • Promote a positive image of the VFW
  • Respect the diversity of veteran opinions

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Post Officers
Commander: Brad Patrick
Senior Vice Commander: Bill Luczaj
Junior Vice Commander: Jerome Stanford
Quartermaster: Brent Krohne
Adjutant: Ted Jackson
Service Officer: James Conn
Chaplain: Vacant
Judge Advocate: Richard Spiker
Surgeon: Paul Arnotti
Board President: George Cavaletti


Men’s Auxiliary
President: Mark Lankford
Senior Vice Commander: Ron Lawrence
Junior Vice Commander: Rich Adams
Treasurer: Lary Lyles
Secretary: Tom Arnotti
Chaplain: Kenny Plake

Ladies Auxiliary
President: Kathy Conn
Senior Vice Commander:
Junior Vice Commander:
Treasurer: Linda Culver
Secretary: Linda Culver