When a member of a VFW Post is challenged, I think he or she should get a certified copy of their discharge as proof of their eligibility. Here in Thibodaux, Louisiana, they are excepting Fax Copies of a DD 214. I can go on this computer and change any DD 214 to read anything I want so a person can get into the VFW, copy this document and mail it in. It will be excepted. Here is the catch, If a veteran uses a certified copy from the Military Personnel Record Department with their seal, this is a legal document. What I am saying is the VFW should change it's By-Laws to read a certified copy of a discharge will only be excepted to join the VFW. I am a life time member of the VFW. I personally had one member put out of our post, because his DD 214 showed he was not eligible to join. Friends got him in. There is another person elected to Post Commander without any paper work. He said he was transferred from another post. He was excepted on his word. I am a Vietnam War Veteran who saw Combat, and I do not think it is Right for a Wanna Be to have the same privileges as I have. The VFW means Veteran of Foreign Wars. Should he or she not have the correct paper work, the hell with membership quotas. They should not be allowed to join. There are other Great Veteran Organizations out there that according to their By-Laws, they can join. Thank you for reading my complaint on this system.