V.F.W. Cooties

Since 1920


Latest News


V.F.W. News Feed





V.F.W. #9265

V.F.W. #9265 Calendar


  • October 6th, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • October 20th, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • November 3rd, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • November 17th, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • December 1st, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • December 15th, 2020
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • January 5th, 2021
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • January 19th, 2021
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting
  • February 16th, 2021
    • 7:00pm: VFW & Auxiliery Meeting








Military Order Of The Cootie


Military Order of the Cootie History

u.2.Medal.jpg u.2.US Flag.jpg u.2.2nd medal.jpg

u.2.Cooties 1.jpg u.2.Cooties 2.jpg

Pup Tent #4, Military Order of the Cooties (MOC)

Greetings for December 2017

We have meetings at 2 PM the 4th Sunday every month, Come on down.

During the year Cooties make numerous trips to visit or help veterans and their families, please feel free to come with us on an outing and then you can better understand our motto: "Honor, Loyalty, Perseverance and Industry".

Dues time again $20.00

Help us Keep them smiling in beds of white

u.2.Cooties3.jpg u.2.Cooties 4.jpg

Pup Tent #4 Military Order of the Cooties Officers

Seam Squirrel

Samuel Curatola

Blanket Bum


Roy Mooney

Hide Gimlet

Russell Krick

C. C. D. B u.4.Lyn_Thompson.png
Lynn Thompson
Tight Wad (1 year)

Mike Cline

Tight Wad (2 year)

Terry Harvey

Tight Wad (3 year)

Clay Steen

Pup Tent Election Report


If you would like to see a copy of this, Please contact

Lyn Thompson

The Military Order of the Cootie of the United States is a non-profit Veterans Service Organization. We are known as "The Honor Degree of the VFW" and our members are comprised of the officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the MOC is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

Cooties Logo

Founded in New York City on September 17, 1920, the MOC is based on the principals of good humor and fun. Over the past ninety years, the Cooties have provided social and entertainment programs to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. as an Ancillary unit within the organization. Since 1923, our first year as a part of the VFW, the Cooties have worked hard to further the aims of the VFW while adding to it the frivolity known as Military Humor to the serious work of our parent organization. What would ultimately become known as the VFW National Home for Children, a sprawling campus of homes located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, started out as the brainchild of the MOC. We firmly believe in caring for the widows and children of our Armed Forces. Literally millions of dollars have been raised and donated to help "our kids" over our history; starting with the library, the swimming pool, the Fire Department, and a host of other projects designed to make life fun and educational for the children during their stay at the National Home.

With the outbreak of World War II, the Cooties recognized a need to entertain hospitalized troops and veterans during their confinement and rehabilitation at Veterans Administration facilities throughout the country. Our service program is described as a directive to "Keep 'em Smiling in Beds of White." Each year the Cooties volunteer thousands of hours of time worth over ten million dollars to DVA Hospitals and domiciliaries throughout the United States. This work, in addition to the hours of service donated as active members of the VFW, set the members of the MOC apart as Foreign Service and Combat Veterans who are fully engaged in their communities, and their fellow comrades in arms and their families. Our distinctive red hat and unusual uniform sets us apart and draws attention to the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves. We sacrifice a little of ourselves to bring a smile or a laugh during what is normally a difficult time for our heroes. We seek others like us to join and help us help them in their times of stress and anxiety.