Post Officers 2018-2019


VFW Post 1260

Bemidji, MN

COMMANDER: Bruce Malterud (218) 854 7499  –    

SR. VICE COMMANDER: John Naastad (651) 283 8657  –   


QUARTERMASTER : Kelly M. Booge (218) 751 3258  – 

CHAPLAIN: Jerry Wraa   

JUDGE ADVOCATE: Bruce Malterud

ADJUTANT : Curt Anderson (502) 263 – 9802 –



1 YEAR TRUSTEE:  Melissa Miller 

2 YEAR TRUSTEE:  Donald C. Haugen –  (no picture)




Freedom Defenders Veterans Memorial

  130 Minnesota Ave SW

Bemidji, MN

“not to honor or glorify war, but to show our appreciation to the common men and women who rose to do the uncommon”
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 Commander, Bruce Malterud accepting the white hat that he has earned.   State Commander

Ray Trebus places the hat on  Malterud.   Commander Malterud earned the title of All State Team of Post

Commanders.  Event took place at the Mn. State Convention in Rochester, June 2012.


Lifetime VFW memberships are available.  Contact the Commander or Sr. Vice Commander for details. 

$100 may be available towards the total Lifetime membership cost.


Bemidji VFW Post 1260 Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month in the back room of the Eagles Club,

1270 Neilson Ave SE, Bemidji, MN   (Phone: 218-751-9985)


M99 Minnesota Tax Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone

Minnesota Tax filers who served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area on or after Jan 1 2008 may qualify for this credit.  The credit is based on the number of months served and is refundable, even though there was no income or owed tax.

Click on: for details on how to determine eligibility, how to claim, what documentation is needed, and claiming the credit for someone who has died.



Business advertising space is available in the Post Newsletter which includes “advertisement” on this web site.  Phone any of the officers listed above for current information and pricing.  

———  Mail Address for Bemidji VFW:    Harold Baggenstoss, Post 1260, PO Box 1271, Bemidji, MN 56619 ———