Gallagher-Hansen VFW Post 295 | Meet Our Members

Aric Elsner

Aric Elsner and his Service Dog Minnie our newest members.

Aric served in the USAF & Minnesota Air National Guard 25 years, 9 months, 28 days total time of service. He had 3 Post 9/11 deployments. Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Qatar & Afghanistan.

Aric and his wife Jenny celebrated 20 years of marriage in 2018. They have 3 boys, Matt, Travis and Ethan, and live in Inver Grove Heights.

Aric Joined the VFW after almost 26 years of service, and was medically retired from the military. He said he went from going anywhere in the world on 3 days’ notice to being on the “sidelines.” He talked about feeling most comfortable around other veterans so he joined VFW Post 295 to see how he could continue to serve with and for other veterans in our local and surrounding communities.

Other new Members are Ed Locke, Sean Michaelis, and Paul Mausolf.

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