commander of Homer Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8720 in Abita
Springs, La. Mike Peats on left receives a Certificate of Recognition from
present Commander Paul Hamburger for his dedicated service from 2011 to 2016.
During Commander Peats' term of office the post maintained or exceeded
100% membership, received many honors for community service, assistance to
veterans and their families and the post was named an All State Post during two
consecutive years for 2015 and 2016.
Homer Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post
8720 Abita Springs, La. inducted Comrade James Livermore on left to its wall of
distinguished members for his service during two consecutive tours of duty in
Vietnam. During this time Comrade Livermore received two Purple Hearts
and the Bronze Star with V device for valor in action against a determined
enemy force. After his unit was overrun and his commander killed,
although severly wounded, he continued to perform his duty as a radio/telephone
operator and resist the enemy force. He joins Comrade Emil Johansen who
received the Silver Star in World War II and Comrade Benjamin White who
received two Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars in the Korean War.
Comrade Livermore presently resides in Covington, La.