Current Catholic Veterans Service Foundation Officers
10/1/2014 Jose M. Garcia
President - Retired MSgt US Air Force with 24 years active service; and Retired System Analysis Department of Veterans Affairs. Past National Commander of the Catholic War Veterans with over 35 years as an active member. Appointed to the position of National Service Officer of the Catholic War Veterans because of his knowledge of Veterans Benefits. He is active with several other Veterans organization such as the VFW, Vietnam Veterans, American Legion, and Polish Legion of American Veterans. He is married, has 4 children all grown, Jose Jr. meteorology, Roger IT Manger, Lori, Certified Medical Technician, Kristi, Account Manager, has eight grand children, two great grand children. He and his wife Gloria of over 55 years live in Texas.
10/1/2014 Rev William McLaughlin
1st Vice President - Fr. McLaughlin has been a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn for 22 years. He currently ministers in the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Astoria, Queens, New York, the location of Post 1 of the CWV founded by Msgr. Higgins in 1935. Fr. McLaughlin is chaplain to the Queens County Chapter and the New York Department of the CWV. Also, he is chaplain to St. Anastasia Council #5911 of the Knights of Columbus. He teaches theology as an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York.
10/1/2014 David J Crum
Treasurer - Dave Crum is a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He is also a retiree of the New York Life Insurance Company where he held such positions a Director of Systems, A Sr. Applications Specialist, and a Sr Customer Service Representative. Dave was the Charter Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 11449, a Former Knights of Columbus District Deputy and the current Treasurer for the Long Island Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He is currently the Commander of Astoria Post 1, the founding post of the Catholic War Veterans of the USA, the Queens County Chapter Commander, the Catholic War Veterans Department of NY Treasurer. He is married, has two children, and one grandchild. He and his wife Marylyn live in New York.