Post Commander

Brad Splan

Schiller - Kulchar - Fohr ​

Wind Lake, Wi 53185

Rhett Schiller



Rhett was born in Racine County. He was accepted to West Point and graduated in 2003. Rhett was KIA November 16th, 2006 when his unit came under fire in Balad Ruz, Iraq.
Regiment: 73rd Cavalry
Battalion: 3rd Brigade Combat Team
Division: 82nd Airborne
Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 

Louis Kulchar


Louis was born in Hungary and came to America when he was 3 months old. He became a naturalized US citizen at 14 years old. He moved to Racine, WI around 1940. Louis was KIA in Germany, March 29th, 1945.
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 80th Tank Battalion
Division: 8th Armored Division
Awards: Purple Heart

Milton E Fohr



Milton was born in Racine County Wisconsin. He was KIA on April 10th, 1945, near Goslar Germany, 3 days before his regiment reached the Elbe.
Rank: Private
Regiment: 239th Infantry 
Division: 83rd Infantry Division
Awards: Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

Our Goal

To raise enough money to purchase an available building that is adjacent to our current VFW property. The cost of the building, renovations and grounds is $300,000.

The building is 40’x108’ with multiple sliding doors that will provide easy access for all the planned activities and services that will be offered.

Our second option is to construct a building on our current VFW Wind Lake Memorial site.

Post 8343 Planned Future Services / Activities

Hall rental for weddings, funerals, graduations, birthday parties, fundraisers
Beverage and food sales
VFW meetings
Veteran counseling
VFW truck motor pool
Recreational: pool leagues, darts, dart ball, shuffle board, horseshoes
Service community events: baseball games, BINGO night, etc
Maintenance bay to assist veterans with minor car repairs

Post 8343 Supports

Wind Lake Memorial Day Parade & Balloon Launch
Boy Scout Troop 332
Fishing with the Vets on Wind Lake
Military vehicles in parades
Ice Fishing Jamboree
Area youth baseball
Sandy’s Angels
Wind Lake Lion’s Club

How can you help?

By making a donation that would allow the VFW Post 8343 to own our first Veteran owned hall in Wind Lake.

All donations are completely tax deductible. All donors will receive a thank you letter that can be used at tax time.

** Rest assured, 100% of donations will go towards our goal of creating a place for Veterans to call home in their community.

VFW Post 8343 will create a place where our veterans can feel welcomed in the community. A place for them to get together to talk, share stories, or seek counseling.

Each and every one of us has a family member or knows of someone who has served our country. This is a way to give back to them for all they have sacrificed for us.


WWII Vets are passing away at a rate of 1,000 per day
Korean & Vietnam Vets are passing away at a rate of 395 per day
Most alarming of all is that vets from Iraq & Afghanistan between the ages of 18–24 are taking their own lives at the rate of 22 vets per day. Let’s show them your support and provide veterans a place to call their own.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call, email or write.

VFW Post 8343 - Quartermaster
Wayne Blawat

VFW Post 8343 – Building Funds Chairman
Kyran Fitzgerald

If you prefer to mail in your contribution, 
please send to: 

VFW Post 8343 
Building Fund Committee

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