• The goals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are fraternal, patriotic, historical, and educational;To assist worthy comrades;
  • To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and children;
  • To maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
  • To foster true patriotism; to maintain and preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies whomsoever.


“Honor the Dead by Helping the Living.”

VFW Post 76, is “the oldest VFW Post in Texas,” along with Department and National Headquarters’ help to protect veterans’ entitlements but, as an organization, it works closely within the community through various service, safety, and educational programs.

To contact the VFW Post 76 Commander, please call:  (210) 223-4581

VFW Post 76 Leadership
2019 Post Officers and Programs

Post Commander:  Johnny Ornelaz : (210) 884-1498 : ornelaz.john@yahoo.com

Sr Vice Commander: Ignacio “Nacho” Castilleja : (210) 980-2609  icastilleja.ignacio@aol.com

Jr Vice Commander: Ruben Cadena

Quartermaster: Larry Werline : (210) 449-9252 :  lw0204@yahoo.com

Adjutant: Gilbert Rodriguez 

Chaplain: Richard Cortez

Judge Advocate: Paul D. Barkhurst : (210) 226-7800 : pbarkhurst@bhlawpc.com

Service Officer: Joe Martinez

Post Surgeon: Luis Pruneda : (210) 341-6301

1-Year Trustee: Norbert Hart: (210) 286-9241 : norberthart@sbcglobal.net

2-Year Trustee: Philip Moreno: (210) 667-7408 : philmm61@gmail.com

3-Year Trustee: Alejandro R. Morales : (210) 269-4798 : alex.morales@sbcglobal.net

House Committee

1-year: Albert Mireles

2-year: Ed Baldwin

3-year: Paul Garza : (210) 508-2706 : rpgusmc85@gmail.com

Canteen Manager: Suzy Mendoza : (210) 589-0924 : susiem559@gmail.com

VOD: Patriot Pen, Teacher of the Year Committee Chair:

Post Scholarship Committee Chair: Albert Mireles : (210) 275-4184 : mireles.albert@yahoo.com

Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza Scholarship Committee Chair: Amador Mendoza 

Marine Corps Veterans Committee Chair: Albert Mireles : (210) 275-4184 : mireles.albert@yahoo.com

Fiesta Committee Chair:Ignacio “Nacho” Castilleja : (210) 980-2609 : icastilleja.ignacio@aol.com

Special Events Coordinator: 

Vendors Coordinator: Ignacio “Nacho” Castilleja : (210) 980-2609 : icastilleja.ignacio@aol.com

Building Committee Chair: 

Building Committee: Harold Fleischer III : (210) 497-2532 : haroldcf@swbell.net

Membership Committee Chair:  

Youth Committee Chair:Johnny Ornelaz : (210) 884-1498 : ornelaz.john@yahoo.com

Funeral, Reunion & Membership Reception Committee Chair: Ignacio Castilleja : icastilleja.ignacio@aol.com

Military Veterans Reunions-Receptions: 

Bingo Committee Chair: Albert Mireles – 210-275-4184 – mireles.albert@yahoo.com

Safety Committee Chair:

Honor Guard Captain:  Richard Cortez

Post Steward:  Ricardo Garza

Post 76 Web Master: Richard M Lopez – 210-478-1194 – richmlopez@gmail.com

Golf Committee Chair

Luis O. Camacho : 210-857-7007  : l_camacho50@hotmail.com

Felix Santiago : 762-241-1047 : felix.santiago01@gmail.com     

2019-2020 Texas State VFW officers

Texas State Commander:  Keith King

Texas Sate Senior Vice Commander:  Dick Shawver

Texas State Junior Vice Commander:  Norman Macey