William Almy
District 9 Commander - Army

William "Bill" Almy

Bill graduated from Portland High School in 1968, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1969.  In February of 1970 after completing AIT training at Fort Polk, La. Bill received orders for Vietnam where he was assigned to the 5th Infantry Division as a light weapons infantryman (11-B MOS).  

His unit was stationed primarily in Quang Tri Province. The unit operated from the DMZ, Dong Ha, Phu Bi, Hue, Con Thien, and the mountain area of Mai Loc.  He returned home on December 22, 1970.   

Bill was then issued new orders to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was assigned the duties as "Training NCO” and later as a "Tank Commander” with the 32nd Armor Division.

In 1973, Bill married Connie and have been happily married now for 49 years. Together, they have three children and six grandchildren.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Northwood University in 1997.

In 2012, Bill retired from General Motors with 31 years of service as a Toolmaker.

Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position as Trustee of Portland United Methodist Church, a position he holds today.  That same year became actively involved with VFW Post 4090 in Portland and was elected Jr. Vice Commander. In 2015, Bill was elected Commander of Post 4090, a position held until 2020. Elected trustee of District 9 in 2017, Jr.vice Commander in 2020, Sr.vice commander in 2021 and District 9 commander in 2022. 

Bill is a life member of the VFW with over 25 years, a Legacy Life Member (Gold), a life member of National home for children (Eaton Rapids), and a life member of VFW Camp Trotter.

Bill and wife Connie enjoy camping during the summer and in their spare time look forward to watching their grandchildren grow and achieve great things.  With two grandsons playing football and baseball, one granddaughter playing softball and basketball they  will continue to have a busy schedule for many years, with their grandchildren, their church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.