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Juan H. Cintron, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Juan H. Cintron of Post 56 (Department of Puerto Rico) passed away Sept. 22 at age 93. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Cintron served as department commander from 1950 to 1951, national vice commander from 1993 to 1994, National Executive Committeeman from 1967 to 1968 and 1987 to 1991, Alternate National Executive Committeeman from 1965 to 1967, National Foreign Relations Commission national commander’s representative from 1991 to 1993 and 1995 to 1998, National Foreign Relations Commission vice chairman from 1956 to 1962, and National Foreign Relations Council vice chairman from 1976 to 1977, 1978 to 1988 and 1994 to 1995.

He was a member of the National Counter-Subversive Activities Committee from 1956 to 1957, National Distinguished Guests Committee from 1955 to 1956 and 1978 to 1981, National Membership & Post Activities Committee from 1953 to 1954, National Naval Affairs Committee from 1964 to 1967, National Public Relations Commission Liaison Committee from 1988 to1989, National Veterans Preference Committee from 1954 to 1955, National Inter-American Committee from 1962 to 1963, and National Foreign Relations Commission Liaison Committee from 1967 to 1968, 1987 to 1988 and 1989 to 1991.

Francis E. Ethun Sr., Houston

Francis E. Ethun Sr. of Post 654 (Department of Texas) passed away Sept. 25 at age 86. He was a World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Air Force veteran.

Mr. Ethun served as National Distinguished Guests Committee vice chairman from 1990 to 1992, and National & Homeland Security Council vice chairman from 1989 to 1990. He was a member of the National Foreign Relations Commission from 1992 to 2012.

Michael H. Hogan, Durant, Iowa

Michael H. Hogan of Post 430 (Department of Iowa) passed away June 20 at age 68. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran.

Mr. Hogan served as National Children & Youth Commission Region 6 chairman from 2004 to 2005, and National C&Y Commission Region 6 vice chairman from 2003 to 2004. He was a member of the National C&Y Commission Region 6 from 1999 to 2003 and 2005 to 2012.

John A. Jarosinski, Baltimore

John A. Jarosinski of Post 154 (Department of Maryland) passed away Sept. 13 at age 88. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Mr. Jarosinski served as National Naval Affairs Committee consultant from 1992 to 2012.

Lois Rand, Spooner, Wis.

Lois Rand of Post 12 (Department of Wisconsin) passed away Sept. 12 at age 90. She was a World War II Army veteran.

Mrs. Rand served as National Children & Youth Commission Mid-Western Area D Region 5 chairman from 1973 to 1974 and 1976 to 1977, and National C&Y Commission Mid-Western Area D Region 5 vice chairman from 1972 to 1973 and 1975 to 1976.

She was a member of the National C&Y Commission Mid-Western Area D Region 5 from 1970 to 1972 and 1977 to 1980.

Ernest N. Schmit, Bismarck, N.D.

Ernest N. Schmit of Post 5 (Department of North Dakota) passed away Oct. 11 at age 95. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Schmit served as department commander from 1957 to 1958, national adjutant in 1967, national commander’s aide from 1966 to 1967, National Executive Committeeman from 1972 to 1980, National Distinguished Guests Committee vice chairman from 2006 to 2007, National Finance Commission ex-officio secretary in 1967, National Foreign Relations Council chairman from 1980 to 1981, National Foreign Relations Commission Liaison Committee chairman from 1972 to 1980, National Foreign Relations Commission consultant from 1981 to 1984, National Overseas Graves Decoration Trust secretary in 1967, and National & Homeland Security Council vice chairman from 1965 to 1966.

He was a member of the National Convention Commission from 1984 to 2006, the National Security Commission from 1966 to 1972 and the 50th Anniversary Committee in 1967.

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