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A Closer Look (Disappearing Home: Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts) #186506

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1999
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Statistics on American veterans who died last year cited.

(Arlington Heights, Illinois: Dean Reynolds) The crisis for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) examined; scenes shown from Post 981 in Arlington Heights, Illinois; details given of the closing of Veterans of Foreign Wars halls across the country as membership dwindles. [Post president Tom McNICHOLAS - hopes to save the post.] [Veteran Otto HEIMANN - comments on the hall closings.] [Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2616 commander Virgil MULLINS, Vietnam vet Rob KLAUSSEN - cite the post's community services.]

Chung, Connie;
Reynolds, Dean

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