AGIF members receiving an award at the Sikh Awareness luncheon.

American GI Forum Pfc Oscar Sanchez Modesto Chapter Veterans Group

proud to provide Honor Guard service to our fallen Veterans, Presentation of Colors, we are Veterans in Community Advocacy.

About Us


Our chapter leadership

Commander       Steve Fimbrez

1st Vice              Freddy Morales

2nd Vice            Basil Amesquita

3rd Vice                Mike Lenahan

Treasurer               Jo Lynn Bush

Secretary    Rebecca Harrington

Chaplain                Lupe Morales

   Sergeant-at-Arms   Mike Garcia    


Our history

The Americn GI Forum was Congressionally Chartered in 1948. We are here because of Felix Z. Longoria. After being killed at war in 1945, his body was not returned to his family until 1949. Upon receiving the body, his family attempted to bury him using the services of a local funeral home, but they were denied wake services since Felix was an American of Mexican descent. The G.I. Forum fought against the injustice and Longoria was eventually buried in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C.


Our mission

Our motto is "Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business." We are dedicated to assisting our Veterans and the children of Veterans to continue their education beyond high school. Ask us how you can assist us in meeting our goal to award scholarships.


Contact Us

Become a member today!

"Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business"

American GI Forum - Veterans Group

1220 I Street - Modesto, CA 95354



Monthly meetings 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. 

Stanislaus Veterans Center located at 3500 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA 95355. 

Contact us to confirm meeting date and time.

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