Precilla Landry Wilkewitz , President
Wilkewitz, a native of Iowa, Louisiana, is the daughter of Harris and Elvern Landry. Wilkewitz, a Vietnam veteran, resident of Zachary, Louisiana, was the first female veteran to be elected as State Quartermaster and appointed State Adjutant to serve the Department of Louisiana, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at the 55th Annual State Convention held June 15, 1985, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read her full bio or Read the People Magazine article about her service.
First Sergeant (Retired) Pamela Luce entered the Army directly after graduating from High School in 1982. She completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Military Police Training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and went on to successfully complete Basic Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1983. Read her full bio.
Bertha Cruz Hall
Bertha Cruz Hall served in the U.S. Air Force from August 1968 to August 1972. She worked in Personal Affairs and assisted survivors of Servicemen to obtain their benefits. Immediately after her discharge from the Air Force she went to work for the Texas Veterans Commission. Read her full bio.
Lynda Waldroop is a U.S. Navy Veteran (1961-1965). She was the first WAVE assigned by BUPERS to the U.S. Naval Air Facility, Andrews AFB, Washington, D.C. in 1961. She served in the Captain’s Administration Office; YN2 Legal Yeoman/Certified Court Recorder; Top Secret Clearance Communications; Special Services. She flew often as part of Admiral Shroup’s flight crew. Read her full bio.
Delilah A. Washburn
Co-Founder and Past President
DVNF Mourns the Passing of President Delilah Washburn.
Delilah A. Washburn of Wichita Falls, Texas assumed her position as the Houston Regional Director for the Texas Veterans Commission on May 1, 2007. She previously managed 44 employees, 16 offices, covering 90 counties. Prior to the Houston region she has served with the Texas Veterans Commission as a Senior Veterans Counselor at Sheppard Air Force Base. She was responsible for complex managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of the Houston Region Claims Representation and Counseling Program for the State of Texas. The Executive Director of the Texas Veterans Commission appointed Mrs. Washburn as the Women Veterans Program Manager for the State of Texas. Read her full bio.
Steve is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. Affectionately known as “Mr. Branson”, he has been a loud voice and tireless supporter for his community and for Veterans for over four decades, mostly in Oklahoma and Missouri, but also around the globe. Read his full bio.