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John S. Brukner, Houston

John S. Brukner of Post 560 (Department of Texas) passed away March 29 at 85. He was a World War II Navy and Korean War Air Force veteran. Mr. Brukner served as department commander from 1993-1994, National Distinguished Guests Committee vice chairman from 1987-1993 and National Law and Order Committee Advisory board member from 1981-1983 and 1986-1990.

James B. Coleman, Columbia, S.C.

James B. Coleman of Post 6 (Department of South Carolina) passed away March 26 at 80. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran. Mr. Coleman served as department commander from 1995-1996, National Child Welfare Foundation member from 1996-2008, National Distinguished Guest Committee vice chairman from 1993-1996, and National Finance Commission member from 1996-2007.

Ben B. Halterman, Kinston, N.C.

Ben B. Halterman of Post 10 (Department of North Carolina) passed away April 9 at 88. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Halterman served as department commander from 1961-1962, National Americanism Council vice chairman from 1964-1965, National Education & Scholarships Committee member from 1956-1957, National Foreign Relations Council vice chairman from 1965-1966, National & Homeland Security Council vice chairman from 1974-1975 and 1976-1984, and National Resolutions Assignment Committee member from 1984-2008.

Charles H. Manson, Helena, Mont.

Charles H. Manson of Post 2 (Department of Montana) passed away April 15 at 90. He was a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran. Mr. Manson served as department commander from 1984-1985, department vice commander from 1983-1984, National Executive Committee alternate member from 1985-1987, National Executive Committee member from 1987-1989, National Legislative Commission member from 1990-1999, National & Homeland Security Council vice chairman from 1978-1985, National Security Commission Liaison Committee member from 1988-1989, and National Public Relations Commission Liaison Committee member from 1987-1988.

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