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Veteran's of Foreign Wars


Abilene, Texas
325-692-1111


Military Order of the Cootie

 

Designated as the Honor Degree of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the Military Order of the Cootie is a subordinate order of the parent organization composed exclusively of VFW members in good standing.  The MOC, established in 1921 for the primary purpose of creating a "fun degree" within the parent body, is also dedicated to serious purposes.  Organized in nearly every department as Grand Pup Tents with local Pup Tent units, the Cootie sponsor a continuous program of hospital work and visitations.

 

The objectives of MOC is to have clean fun, harmless frolic, good comradeship and a desire to increase our circle of friends in the VFW and the MOC service to the VFW.  At all times neat appearance, conduct becoming a Cootie and a gentleman, while in public and at VFW and MOC activities, to promote social and reunion features among its own members and to keep alive the sprit of optimism and humor which is so characteristic of the American service men and women.

 

PUP TENT SHAVETAILS 07-08

Seam Squirrel

"Shorty" Lyons Sixth time!

Blanket Bum

Billy J. Cadwell

Hide Gimlet

Pete Guerra

CCDB

David Jorgenson

Shyster

Roy Ator

Sky Pilot

Sam Gregory

Historian

Dennis Carmichael

Pill Pusher

Ned Maybee

Tight Wad #1

Ralph Rodriquez

Tight Wad #2

Mort Downey

Tight Wad #3

J. N. Pruitt

 

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Past Seam Squirrels

1984-86

Shorty Lyons

1986-87

Richard Greene

1987-88

Vic Bieberly

1988-89

William Bell

1989-90

Jerrid Caverly

1990-91

Frank Young

1991-92

Robert Myatt

1992-93

Frank Young

1993-94

David Berg

1994-95

Shorty Lyons

Seam Squirrel of the Year

1995-96

Shorty Lyons

Seam Squirrel of the Year

1996-97

James Nordyke

1997-98

James Nordyke

1998-99

Thomas "Ted" Rives

Seam Squirrel of the Year

1999-00

Javier Reyes

2000-01

B.J Cadwell

2001-02

Dennis Carmichael

Seam Squirrel of the Year

2002-03

Jerry Bunker

2003-04

George Charland

2004-05

Joe Mack Howard

2005-06

Pedro Guerra

2006-07

Shorty Lyons

2007-08

Shorty Lyons

2008-09

Shorty Lyons