BERKSHIRES – Robert Waldheim, who served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), is the new post commander of the Louis Green Post 140 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, an affiliate member of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. He says he is proud to follow in the footsteps of the late Robert Shindler, who led the group for decades.
“This is not an obligation,” says the Dalton resident. “It’s an honor to carry on this responsibility.”
Waldheim has long been active in veteran’s affairs in the region, and is a member of the color guard of Vietnam Veterans of America James E. Callahan Berkshire Chapter 65. He served overseas in the infantry as an MOS 0311 rifleman in 1967-68.
Waldheim said he is looking to increase participation among younger veterans in the Jewish community. He hopes to organize a meeting before Veterans Day in November so that local Jewish veterans can be well represented at commemorations scheduled for 2015 and beyond. The JWV is looking for at least three participants able to carry a flag and/or a rifle. A vehicle will be in the line of march for those not wishing to walk.
Those interested in more information can contact Waldheim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via telephone at (413) 684-3679.
CAP: ROBERT WALDHEIM