Coushatta native Angelia McCoy was installed as the President of the Louisiana Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Louisiana. The installation was made during the 84th annual state convention of the Auxiliary held in Alexandria.
McCoy told the gathering, “This year my theme is ‘Angel Flight – Till They All Come Home.’ All of our missing should be accounted for.” McCoy added, “I am looking forward to a year of working for veterans and supporting programs of the VFW at the state and local level. The Auxiliary supports the work of the VFW for veterans. I am excited to be working with Matthew West, the new VFW State Commander in carrying out our service to vets.”
McCoy comes from a military family. Her father, the late Dan Cotton was a Marine who served in combat in Vietnam. Dan and wife Anna Cotton served the Coushatta VFW Post and Auxiliary 7287 for years. McCoy is married to husband Barry of 30 years. He is a veteran of Desert Storm in 1991-92 and also the commander of the Coushatta VFW Post.
Also at the Auxiliary convention, Ramel Fields and Heather McCoy of the Coushatta chapter were named to state positions. Fields was installed as State Chaplin and McCoy was named to the ceremonial post of Banner Bearer.
Fields’ husband David concluded his year as Commander of VFW District 12 covering the parishes of northwest Louisiana. Fields serves as the Adjutant of the Coushatta Post.
VFW Post 7287 and Auxiliary 7287 serve all veterans in the area. Those with combat experience are invited to join the post. Persons related to combat vets are invited to join the Auxiliary. Both groups will meet this Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 pm. Meeting will be held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Ashland Road.