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Tucson Arizona Veteran Named New 40&8 National Commander 


INDIANAPOLIS  Sept 23, 2011   The national Forty & Eight veterans organization is pleased to announce Robert “Bob” Molina of Tucson, Arizona, was elected Chef de Chemin de Fer, or National Commander, of the Forty & Eight at its 92nd annual national convention, on September 17, 2011, in Vancouver, Washington.

Molina, born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, served in the United States Army. He became a member of Forty & Eight’s Voiture Locale 73, Pima County, AZ, in 1993, and he served as its Chef de Gare (commander) and thereafter as the Grande Chef de Gare du Arizona (state commander).

Prior to his election as national commander, Molina served in several national leadership positions in the organization and over  its charitable directorates, including service as Aide de Camp, Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer, and Americanism Director.

Molina is active in community and veterans affairs in the Tucson/Corona, Arizona area.  He and his wife Becky live in Tucson. They have 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The Forty & Eight, founded in 1920, is a charitable honor society of American wartime veterans.  Its programs include Nurses Training, Child Welfare, Flags for First Graders, Carville Hansens Disease Center support, VA Voluntary Service programs, and programs supporting American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. --- The organization’s terminology and customs, unique among veteran groups, derives from the experience of American troops in France during the First World War.

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