Where to Find Us:

Collier County Veterans Council

 

Chief William Carl (President)

(239) 370-5428 

Email: WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SGT. Frank Kerr (Communications NCO)

(239) 877-2926

Email: fkerr7079@gmail.com

 

Website Email: CCVCVets@gmail.com

 

 

 

If you, or a veteran you know, may be thinking of contemplating suicide please call The Veterans Crisis Hotline at:

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

or go to their website at:

Veteranscrisisline.net

 

“Suicide doesn’t stop the pain it just transfers it to someone else!”

-Unknown

 

Dear members and friends of the CCVC:
 
As CCVC President, I am writing to you all so that veterans associated with the Collier County Veterans Council are very aware of a unique opportunity coming to the Naples/FT Myers area. The Florida Humanities Council is seeking veterans from your area to tell their stories on stage in a public performance.  Veterans will share their experience of life and the military in "Telling: Southwest Florida," a program designed to close the communication gap with an American public in which less than 1 percent have served in uniform over the past dozen years of war.  
 
Interested veterans can apply at: floridahumanities.org/veterans
 
Qualifying veterans will receive a stipend.  The process involves about a two hour taped interview in December, along with some rehearsal time in the end of April, followed by three events on April 29, 30th, and May 4th (in the Naples/FT Myers area).  Veterans will tell their story based on a script written from their interview, followed by a talk back question and answer session with the audience.
 
The Florida Humanities Council has previously sponsored veterans’ “Telling” performances in three Florida cities: Orlando in 2016 and Tampa Bay  and Pensacola in 2015. An award­ winning public­ television documentary and  video of the Tampa Bay stage performance can be viewed at FloridaHumanities.org/veterans
Each production has been incredible and both the veterans and public have benefited greatly by being involved. 
 
Lastly, I have attached a flyer that I am hoping you would be willing to handout to any other veterans you may feel would be interested.  
 
Thank you very much for your time.    
 
Chief William C. Carl, USCG (ret)
Collier County Veterans Council President
239/370/5428
wcarl1722@aol.com
 

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Welcome to Collier County Veterans Council.

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The Veterans Council of Collier County is the umbrella organization of the 13 Veterans groups that exist in Collier County Florida.
 

The Veterans Council is comprised of representatives from each group and meets the 3rd Wedneday of each month.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

 

For additional information call (239) 860-0009.

Collier County Veterans Councils Mission

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Our mission at the Collier County Veterans Council is to perform all military functions with honor in Collier County. This Includes Memorial Day, 4th of July Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, Veterans Day, Funerals, Charity Events for Veterans Orginizations, and above all assisting Veterans in finding sources to help veterans.

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We are looking for Honor Guard Volunteers!

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We are looking for Volunteers from each service to form an Honor Guard.

If interested you must have a Dress Uniform and Regular service uniform.

              Please contact us by email at CCVCVets@gmail.com.

Quote of the Month

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
-- George Washington  



                   Chief William Carl Biography 

(Left to right: Chief Willaim Carl and  SSG Freddie Vasquez)

 

William "Blackknight" Carl

Chief Carl recently retired with a total of 30 plus years in the military active duty and reserves combined with  7 tours under his belt while attached to two deployable tacticle units USCG PSU 307 and USCG RAID Team 10 and 11.

Army Meritorious Service medal holder with various ribbons and awards. Performed a variety of tactical combat leadership duties such as:

Surveillance and reconnnaissance of enemy post positions, intelligance and reporting threat engagements, force protection, contingency planning, critical team coordination and Maritime security. Chief Carl is a member of various military groups and orginizations including the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Assn., American Legion post 135, VFW, Amvets, ROA, FRA, ESGR and many more.

 

Those interested in the Collier County Veterans Councilcan can contact him at: (239) 370-5428 or send him an E-mail to  WCARL1722@aol.com