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This profile was last updated on 7/21/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Chairman

Box Car
 
Background

Employment History

  • Local Commander
    Annis-Fint VFW Post 1584
  • Local Commander
    Morenci Post 368 of the American Legion
  • Owner Member
    Addison Defense
  • Owner Member
    Gun Club
  • Commander
    Post

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Life Member
    Annis-Fint VFW Post 1584
  • Life Member
    Morenci Post 368 of the American Legion
  • Vietnam Member
    Post

Education

  • Chesterfield-Dover High School
6 Total References
Web References
The Forty and Eight - Biographies
www.fortyandeight.org, 21 July 2013 [cached]
Barry Bovee
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Chef de Chemin de Fer (Barry Bovee)
Barry was born May 18, 1946 in Adrian, Michigan. He attended Chesterfield-Dover High School and graduated in 1964. After one year at Adrian College Barry entered the U. S. Army and proudly served with the 4th and 25th Infantry Divisions in the Republic of Vietnam.
Returning home from the service he joined the American Legion Post 368 in Morenci, Michigan and is a 45 year continuous member. He has served on most appointed and elective offices and has served as Post Commander 5 times. Barry was the first Vietnam member of the Post and is an Honorary Life Member.
He was invited to join La Societe in 1990 and is a 22 year member. He has served the Locale as Box Car chairman for 6 years, Commissaire Intendant for 6 years, and other elected and appointed positions and was elected Chef de Gare Locale 997 in 1994.
On the Grand level Barry has served as Nurses Training Directeur, Commissaire Intendant 5 years, Grand Cheminot, and went thru the Grand line to become Grand Chef de Gare in 2004.
On the National level he has served as Cheminot, Conducteur, Youth Sports Committee, Sous Membership Directeur, Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer in 2010, and 2 years Sec/Treas. Box Car Association.
Barry is a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1584 and has served as Post Commander 3 years, trustee 10 years and many other offices. He is a Life Member of Amvets Post 1957 and owner member of the Addison Defense and Gun Club.
Barry Bovee of Adrian will ...
www.lenconnect.com, 21 Nov 2012 [cached]
Barry Bovee of Adrian will lead the national veterans organization until September 2013
...
Bovee, 66, has been elected the Chef de Chemin de Fer, or national commander, of the 40 &8. He was chosen at the organization's 93rd annual convention Sept. 15 in Fort Mitchell, Ky., and will serve until the next convention in September 2013 in Phoenix.
"I'm a member of a lot of different organizations. But, no matter which group you are in, it is still veterans helping veterans," he said. "You are serving everyone. It is an honor to do so."
Active in veterans' matters for more than 45 years, Bovee is a life member of many organizations, including serving as local commander for the Morenci Post 368 of the American Legion and Annis-Fint VFW Post 1584 of Adrian. Bovee has been a member of the 40 & 8 for 22 years and held a variety of positions nationally and locally with the organization, including commander of the Lenawee La Societe for two years and the state organization in 2004.
"I've pretty much done everything (with 40 & 8)," he said.
As the national commander, Bovee will make the final decisions a commander normally would. He will also be available to travel to other states and local 40 & 8 chapters and be a keynote speaker. It is a pastime that he enjoys. "I get to meet many great people," he said.
Retired after 40-plus years in the maintenance department at Adrian Public Schools, Bovee and his wife, Linda, have two sons and three grandsons. He is owner and a member of the Addison Defense and Gun Club.
He served with the 4th and 25th U.S. Army infantry divisions in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. His service ran from 1965 to 1967.
"I was drafted. We went through basic training, advanced training and then were shipped over to Vietnam," he said. "When I got back, I still had 87 days left, but they just thanked me for my service and sent me home."
The 40 & 8 was founded in 1920 as a charitable honor society for World War I veterans. Membership is by invitation only for recognition of service to the American Legion and/or its programs It includes all American wartime veterans.
The organization's programs include nurses training, child welfare, Flags for First Graders, support for the Hansen's Disease Center in Carville, La., and Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service programs and other efforts supporting troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those who are injured, Bovee said.
The 40 & 8 moniker derives from the experience of American troops in France in World War I. During the war, French boxcars carried American Doughboys to the front. These boxcars could carry 40 men and eight horses and were emblazoned with a "40/8."
Today, organization chapters meet in symbolic WWI train depots. Besides its local support of veterans, Bovee said the local group maintains the local building on Oakwood Road.
Barry Bovee of Adrian will lead ...
www.lenconnect.com, 16 Nov 2012 [cached]
Barry Bovee of Adrian will lead the national veterans organization until September 2013
...
Bovee, 66, has been elected the Chef de Chemin de Fer, or national commander, of the 40 &8. He was chosen at the organization's 93rd annual convention Sept. 15 in Fort Mitchell, Ky., and will serve until the next convention in September 2013 in Phoenix.
"I'm a member of a lot of different organizations. But, no matter which group you are in, it is still veterans helping veterans," he said. "You are serving everyone. It is an honor to do so."
Active in veterans' matters for more than 45 years, Bovee is a life member of many organizations, including serving as local commander for the Morenci Post 368 of the American Legion and Annis-Fint VFW Post 1584 of Adrian. Bovee has been a member of the 40 & 8 for 22 years and held a variety of positions nationally and locally with the organization, including commander of the Lenawee La Societe for two years and the state organization in 2004.
"I've pretty much done everything (with 40 & 8)," he said.
As the national commander, Bovee will make the final decisions a commander normally would. He will also be available to travel to other states and local 40 & 8 chapters and be a keynote speaker. It is a pastime that he enjoys. "I get to meet many great people," he said.
Retired after 40-plus years in the maintenance department at Adrian Public Schools, Bovee and his wife, Linda, have two sons and three grandsons. He is owner and a member of the Addison Defense and Gun Club.
He served with the 4th and 25th U.S. Army infantry divisions in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. His service ran from 1965 to 1967.
"I was drafted. We went through basic training, advanced training and then were shipped over to Vietnam," he said. "When I got back, I still had 87 days left, but they just thanked me for my service and sent me home."
The 40 & 8 was founded in 1920 as a charitable honor society for World War I veterans. Membership is by invitation only for recognition of service to the American Legion and/or its programs It includes all American wartime veterans.
The organization's programs include nurses training, child welfare, Flags for First Graders, support for the Hansen's Disease Center in Carville, La., and Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service programs and other efforts supporting troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those who are injured, Bovee said.
The 40 & 8 moniker derives from the experience of American troops in France in World War I. During the war, French boxcars carried American Doughboys to the front. These boxcars could carry 40 men and eight horses and were emblazoned with a "40/8."
Today, organization chapters meet in symbolic WWI train depots. Besides its local support of veterans, Bovee said the local group maintains the local building on Oakwood Road.
I Just Wod’ed | DrewJitsu.com
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The owner, Barry Bovee, lost his drywall belly and was doing pull ups with the rest of us.
Biographies
www.fortyandeight.org, 26 Aug 2010 [cached]
Barry K. Bovee
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Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer (Barry K. Bovee)
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