Paul Dillon, President Paul Dillon is a next-of-kin member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He is the son of a former Prisoner of War. His father was a B-17 ball turret gunner who was shot down over Germany during WWII and a POW for a year and eight months in Stalag 17B. Paul is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an Army Veteran who was assigned to the 6th PSYOPS BN. (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He illustrated the child-friendly book about the POW-MIA legacy entitled, “N is for Never Forget,” written by Nancy Polette.

Larry Corbin, Vice-President – 

Richard Heigert, Secretary – Richard is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and of the US Army Command and General Staff College. He entered the U.S. Army in 1966 serving as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, remaining active in the Army Reserve until 1994, retiring as a Colonel in the Military Intelligence branch. He joined the American Legion in 1981 and has served as Post Commander, District Commander and Missouri Department Commander. Among the many positions Richard has held, he is currently the American Legion National Executive Committeeman for Missouri, as well as the National Legislative Council Liaison for Senator Claire McCaskill. Richard is also the current Legislative Chairman of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations.

Dan Wollberg, Treasurer – 

Board of Directors

Dorothy Grohs
Joe Grohs

Tom Hoff 

James McKay

Tom Mundell

Lee Perry

John “Jack”Poitras
Carl Ramsey

Scott Readnour

Stephanie Roesslein

Buddy Russell

 Art Schuermann 

Jeff Stewart

Ed Ucinsky


Gloria Barnes
Sandy Findeiss
Russ Whitener
Sydney Stato
Kelly Guenthe
Paul Martin
Pat Kessler
Noel Freesh
Joe Black
Charlie Weaver
Wanda Gaeble
Doug Meyer
Mike Brown

In Memoriam

Kathleen Ditch

Dale Gaebler

Sandy Grassino

Bill “Gunny” Kiefer

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Bill “Gunny” Kiefer – Marine Corps (Board of Directors, 2012 – 2019)































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Advisory Board
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Russ Carnahan – Former U.S. Congressman, Co-Founder
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Joe Grohs – Co-Founder
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Stuart Symington, Jr. – Attorney
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































General Cassie Strom – Missouri Air National Guard, Retired
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Bill Florich – Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Kathy Waltz – Former Outreach Coordinator, Congressman Russ Carnahan
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Harry Hope – St. Louis Honor Flights
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































John Comerford – Former Board Member, Missouri Veterans Commission
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Norb Plassmeyer – Former Missouri State Representative
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Eva Tucker – Technical Advisor
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Jeff Dickerson – Together Credit Union (FKA American Eagle Credit Union)
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Brad Beineke, LUTCF – Gateway Insurance
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Mike Polizzi – ABF Security, Fenton, MO
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Ray Ruetsch – American Ex-Prisoners of War
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Col. John Clark – USAF, Retired (Emeritus)