Gunnery Sergeant Elia P. Fontecchio Memorial Post

NOTICE OF SPECIAL EVENTS: ...........Friday Night Steak Dinners have increased to $13 but still a GREAT DEAL also offering Shrimp Kabobs!..........Wing Night every Thursday for 50 cent wings..........Monday Night Dinner from 5-7 p.m. except holidays..........The next Men's Aux. Meeting is Tuesday, November 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m...........The next VFW & LAVFW Meeting is Wednesday, November 15 beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m..........Visit our NEWSLETTER WEBPAGE for new Officer Installation Photos, links to photos, thank you notes, photos of members volunteering, "Friends of the Post" and much more!........... For information and news tips from fellow Veterans', A Simple Thank You for our troops in Iraq, PTSD Contract and Testimonials, 911 Photo Tribute, and much more!...........Visit our CALENDAR WEBPAGE to download our monthly calendar ........Sunday breakfasts from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Friday night dinners from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. .......Visit your VFW Post to find out how you can volunteer!..........


All the members and friends of VFW Post 10148 The Minutemen Post”  want to “Welcome You” to the COCOA BEACH ART SHOW 2014.  Artist from all over the United Sates will converge on COCOA BEACH, and our POST will continue our long tradition of serving and supporting this GREAT community event.  Come join us Friday, 28 November through Sunday, 30 November 2014,  On Friday, November 28 join in the “Minutemen Mingle”! it is all fun!!! More is available at

We have volunteers ready and standing-by to help in the celebration of Art. Please stop by and say “Hello”, but mostly “Thank You” for your love of Art and your  support of our combat Veterans.

America Starts Here

Post Commander

Welcome all post members and visitors to the Cocoa Beach VFW Post 10148 website. We hope you find it not only informative, but enjoyable as well!


In honor of Elia P. Fontecchio (pictured here), Cocoa Beach VFW Post 10148 was dedicated to Elia and his family Labor Day 2005. New photos, a video tribute and additional photos are available on our History webpage.

Want to know more about Elia Fontecchio

We welcome all visitors to this website.

We hope it is not only helpful to you, but informative as well.

If you have any suggestions to make this site more "user-friendly", or possible additions that would assist others, please feel free to contact us directly.

God Bless Us All. We will never forget.

To all those who have served before, and those yet to serve, we stand with you.



Congratulations! VFW Post 10148 has been chosen to receive The Cocoa Beach Award for Veterans of Foreign Wars for the 2013 Cocoa Beach Awards in the Veterans & Military Organizations classification

Each year, across the greater Cocoa Beach area, the Cocoa Beach Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.

We want to thank those from Post 10148 for supporting and protecting our country and the freedoms it provides.

Congratulations again and thank you for honoring our country and its Veterans!


Taylor James
Cocoa Beach Award Program


2013 VFW Membership Campaign

Regular VFW Membership:

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks. Proof of foreign service is required.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Membership:

Any woman who is a relative of a Veteran who qualifies as a regular member is eligible to join. Proof of foreign service is required.

VFW Men's Auxiliary Membership:

Any man who is a relative of a veteran who qualifies as a regular member is eligible to join. Proof of foreign service is required.

Please visit our "Membership" page for further information, or stop by and ask the bartender for membership paperwork.



"Engraved Memorial Brick Program"

Men's Auxiliary VFW Post 10148 : Fund Raiser event

Engraving for Memorial Bricks may be purchased to Honor Veterans, family, friends and loved ones (does not have to be for a Veteran) as part of Post 10148's Memorial to:
Gunnery Sergant Elia P. Fontecchio Post 10148.

Three sizes : 4 x 6 = $ 75.00 / 6 x 6 = $100.00 / 6 x 9 = $125.00

Please visit the post, complete a form and provide completed form plus funds to the bartender on duty.

Thank you for supporting Men's Auxiliary VFW Post 10148


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