July 14, 2020

Tammuz 22, 5780


Alvin Odgis


Shevat 18, 5771

August 11, 1924 to January 22, 2011

Alvin Odgis was an active member of he Jewish War Veterans, most recently as Deputy National Chaplain before assuming the role of Post Chaplain before passing away on January 22, 2011. Alvin joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 at the age of 16. Once enlisted, he performed 32 missions as an Aerial Gunner in North Africa. In addition to service in North Africa, Alvin served in the European Theater abroad a B-25 Mitchell Bomber. He would win eight battle stars, retiring as technical Sergeant after four and a half years. In 2001, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for the Normandy Invasion. He enthusiastically participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans as well as many other civic organizations in South Florida after his retirement as a Sergeant from the NYC Police Department.

U.S. Army Air Corps

Served from April 11, 1941 to July 30, 1945

Highest JWV Position

Deputy National Chaplain

Post or Auxiliary

Snyder Tokson Post 459

Military Specialty

Aerial Gunner


Technical Sergeant


French Legion Medal of Honor