Where to Find Us:

Collier County

Veterans Council

 

Chief William Carl (President)

(239) 370-5428 

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SGT. Frank Kerr (Communications NCO)

(239) 877-2926

fkerr7079@gmail.com

 

Cpl Ted Moore (Secretary)

239.848.8508

ted.moore@collier-county-veterans-council.org

 

 

Website Email: CCVCVets@gmail.com

 

Membership

Please complete the online application form.  Then, mail your annual membership dues to our address:

2705 Horseshoe Drive

Ste 204

Naples FL 34104-6191

 

You will be contacted once your application has been registered.  If you would like to introduce yourself to the Council, please contact us to have your name place on the upcoming meeting agenda. If you have immediate business for our attention, we will add it to the agenda as well.    

 

 

 

Veteran Suicide Prevention

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

 

Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.

 

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

-Unknown

 

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 Wednesday of each month.

 

We bring all groups together for networking and fellowship in an otherwise fragmented community.  We each have our allegiances, but are fighting the same battle.  United we stand.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

 

For additional information call (239) 860-0009.

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Local High School Student Beginning Interviews For Historical Writing Project

Veterans have the privilege of passing on their stories of life after the wars they endured.  Take the time to interview with this student so generations of Americans to come will know all aspects of what it means to go to war.  It will do them some good. 
 A Junior at Barron Collier High School is interested in participating in the Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress. The purpose of this ongoing project is to preserve the stories of United States' veterans from WWI to present.  A few local people have interviewed veterans recently.  They are eager to contribute to this database.  The Collier County Veterans Council knows of several retired veterans who would be interested in being interviewed. Veterans are invited to contact the student at
E-mail: naplesvhs2017@gmail.com

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Commemorate the End of the Viet Nam War at the End of March

VA announced it will conduct hundreds of events at VA facilities across the nation on March 29 to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration.

This recent article in the New York Times raises some profound issues about American society after the Eisenhower era.  The 60's transformed America due to the war in Southeast Asia, the terrifying nuclear arms race, and the clash between younger generation and the veterans.

We are looking for Honor Guard Volunteers!

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 "Black Knight" Carl

Chief Carl recently retired after a combined tenure of over 30 years of active duty and reserve service.  His career included 7 combat tours to Iraq while attached to two deployable tactical units, U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 and USCG Redeployment Assistance Inspection Detachment Teams 10 and 11.

He is the recipient of the Army Meritorious Service medal among dozens of other ribbons and awards. His duties included a variety of tactical combat leadership duties such as:  Surveillance and reconnnaissance of enemy post positions, intelligence and reporting threat engagements, force protection measures, contingency planning, critical team coordination, and maritime security patrols. Chief Carl is a member of several military groups including the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Assn., American Legion post 135, VFW, AMVets, ROA, FRA, and the ESGR.

 

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