VFW Post 76 Leadership
The 2019 Post Officers and Programs:

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

Senior Vice Commander:  Ignacio “Nacho” Castilleja –  210-980-2609 – icastilleja.ignacio@aol.com

Junior 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

2-Year Trustee: Mario Castilleja – 210-557-8058 – mariocast8245@sbcglobal.net

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

Golf Committee Chair: Luis O. Camacho – 210-857-7007  -l_camacho50@hotmail.com

 Felix Santiago – 762-241-1047 – felix.santiago01@gmail.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


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.

Our Motto is “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

The 2019-2020 Texas State VFW officers are:
Texas State Commander:  Keith King
Texas Sate Senior Vice Commander:  Dick Shawver
Texas State Junior Vice Commander:  Norman Macey