In Memorial

Retire Brig. Gen. Robert A. Cocroft

Retire Brig. Gen. Robert A. Cocroft   passed away on September 12, 2018. General Cocroft is a member of American Legion Post 455. He was the longtimne leader of the Center for Veterans Issues in Milwaukee, the state’s largest private provider of transitional housing for veterans. General Cocroft served as president and CEO of the nonprofit for more than 14 years. The center provides advocacy, services and housing to low income, homeless, minority and women veterans and their families.

General Cocroft, 71, also served as the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs deputy secretary from 1994 to 2002, running the day-to-day operations. He was a Vietnam-era veteran who served in Korea and Panama. General Cocroft was drafted into the Army in 1966 but decided to go through Officers Candidate School to become an infantry officer.

He served 40 years in the active military and reserves before retiring in 2006. General Cocroft commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels before finishing his career as the assistant division commander for operations in the Army’s 98th Infantry Division. General Cocroft is also an Honorary Marine Corporal.

Funeral service as follows; 

Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:00PM. – 7:00PM., visitation at the Metropoliltan Baptist Church, 1345 West Burliegh Street, Milwaukee, WI.

Saturday, September 22, 2018, visitation from 10:00AM. -11:00AM. at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1345 West Burliegh Street. Funeral service to follow at 11:00AM. at the church. (Note: American Legion Post 455 is requesting all members attended the funeral service to be in uniform).

Interment will be at Southern Colony Veterans cemetery, 21731 Spring Street, Union Grove, Wisconsin

We are still in need of volunteers for Camp American Legion- Sausage Fest Event.

We are in need of volunteers to help for the entire day. An hour or two from someone would be greatly appreciated. Cafe’ Centraal has said that we will not be selling T-shirts this year as it seems to cut into the bottom line(profit). We need to support this event as it allows us to have exposure in the community. If someone cannot help by volunteering, think about attending and enjoying themselves with all that is offered.
Anyone interested in supporting the event can call or email me if they so desire.
David Wischer, Department Vice Commander
The Mighty Fourth District Newsletter

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