My name is Maria Josefina Springhart, Secretary of VFW Auxiliary Post 5066 representing Collierville, Bartlett, Germantown, Arlington, Cordova and Lakeland communities. I grew up in a small town in Southern Texas, called Falfurrias, Texas. My goal was to leave Falfurrias, go to college, and find me a wonderful man to Marry. The Lord answered my prayers when I met my husband Mickey N. Springhart. We met when he was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base at a local speakeasy called the Town Pump. We met in June, got engaged in July, met his family from Peoria, Illinois in August, got married on September 22, 1968, and Mickey left to go to Viet Nam on December 7, 1968. I lived with my In laws from December 7th 1968 to December 7th 1969. Learned more about my Hubby from my father-in-law than I probably wanted to know!
Upon Mickey return from Tan Son Nuht Airforce Base, we were station at a radar outfit in Homa La. After that we went to Ent Airforce base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mickey then decided he wanted to be a civilian again. We have lived in several states and settled in Cordova Tn. (a suburb of Memphis Tn). We have been blessed with two wonderful daughter, who are both Nurses and work in ICU. We have two grandchildren, one boy age 18 and our beautiful granddaughter who is 11 years old. I got involved with what was then known as the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, because my husband had joined the VFW and he asked me if I would like to join the Auxiliary and I said YES! I joined what was then Post 1965 and got very involved. I was treasurer for several years and President after my mentor Edith Pickens ask me if I would like to become President, and I said yes. Our post was joined with the Collerville Tn Post 5066! The men are doing a wonder job of renovating the Post from top to bottom! I am also grateful for the wonderful job that our new President Teresa Johnson is doing. She has invigorated our post with her positive attitude and her love for the VFW!
We would love for anyone in our area would like to joing our Post 5066 Auxiliary please go to vfwauxiliary.org.