Barry Larrain – Barry retired from the U.S. Army with 34 years of service. He is an American Legion Life Member, and has been a member of Post 134 for 14 years. While in uniform he deployed to Vietnam, Okinawa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Iraq. As the Commander, Barry is committed to advancing the ideals envisioned by the founders when Post 134 was chartered in 1947, “Help our veterans and their families to strive for the principles for which our sons gave their lives for their country.”
Robin Eckstein – Robin is an Army Veteran, who honorably served including a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Robin has been a member of several veteran service organizations to include the VFW, DAV, and American Legion for over 10 years. She has been a resident of Portland, Oregon for 4 years and is happy to call Portland her home.
Patrick Bardel – Patrick is a Marine Veteran, who served in the Marine Corps Field Artillery. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon and Portland State University. Patrick is a native Oregonian and has been a member of F&J Ravin Post #134 for four years.
Sergeant At Arms
Brian Lawler – Brian is a US Navy veteran, having served 20 years in a variety of duty stations across the world. He was forward deployed in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. After serving in uniform, he transitioned to a career appointment with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the Public Civil Rights Program Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation. He is a graduate of Portland State University’s Executive Master of Public Administration program. He is an active member of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troops 117 & 5117, serving as the Assistant Scoutmaster. One of the his goals is to build a stronger relationship between the young men of BSA Troop 117, women of BSA Troop 5117 and Post 134.
Veteran Service Officer
Penny Dex – Penny is a GWOT Army Veteran, who served from 2004-2008 as a 68Q, pharmacy technician, in the warrior transition units of BAMC, Fort Sam Houston and RACH, Fort Sill. She has been organizing veterans VA disability claims with great success for the past decade.
Executive Committee – Jerrold Fentress & Peenesh Shah