Karen Austin
District 9 President -

I joined the Firelands Post 2743 in 1980 and became a life member in 1986. I joined the VFW Auxiliary under eligibility father Owen (Bud) Libbee, USN, who was a WWII Veteran. In 1966 I lost my brother ( Marine) in VietNam. I come from a long line of Military Family. At this time my grandson is serving in the Air Force, stationed at Fairchild AFB, Washington. This is why my passion for our Veterans and Military. I  am currently serving my 8th year as Auxiliary President. I served as District 9 President 2016-2017. I have held many positions over the years in the Auxiliary. I do a lot of volunteer work at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. I also belong to OH21 Blue Star Moms. Involved in Wreaths Across America at OVH.