From left, Jan Owens, National Representative and Past Auxiliary President; Bruce Newland, ND State VFW Commander; Joyce Weible, ND State Auxiilary President; Hal Roesch II, Commander-in-Chief VFW; and Jim Puppe, author

Jim Addresses VFW 100th Annual Convention

Jim was honored to address the Joint Session of the North Dakota Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary at its state convention in Bottineau on June 5. As a Vietnam veteran, he has a Life Member of the VFW for over 50 years.

In his remarks, Jim highlighted many of the  interviews he conducted for Dakota Attitude of former prisoners of war and combat veterans, and their families. 

Dakota Attitude is dedicated to Puppe’s cousins, Elmer and Lester Puppe (brothers) who were killed during Operation Husky, the 1943 invasion of southern Europe in World War II. The brothers are buried at the Rome-Sicily American Cemetery just south of Rome.

A Busy Spring and Summer 2021!

Rotary Magazine – May 2021
In an essay titled “Advanced in Years,” writer Frank Bures highlights Dakota Attitude.

Ellendale – June 14
Jim will be speaking at Prince of Peace Care Center and Benedictine Evergreen Place.

Arthur-Hunter Senior Citizens – June 16 – Arthur
Jim will be speaking at the Community Center beginning at 2 pm.

All-School Reunion – July 10-12 – Pollock, South Dakota
Jim and Sharon will be in her hometown for this reunion, at which Jim will read and sign books. 

Fargo-Moorhead Home Economists – September 22 – Fargo
Jim will be talking about Dakota Attitude and signing books.

Prairie Pulse, April 2020

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We even want to know if the book contains an error we can correct in a future printing, so please be in touch!

A reading at Zumbroz Variety, Fargo, ND, March 1, 2020. (Photo: Mark Puppe)

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