The Military Order of the Cootie (M.O.C.) is the Honor Degree of the Veteran of Foreign Wars of the United States of America (V.F.W.). Born September 1920, the M.O.C. took on many special projects of two special groups of people; hospitalized Veterans and the residents of the V.F.W. National Home in Eaton Rapids, MI. Shortly after, the M.O.C. began the tradition of sponsoring the National Home's annual Christmas party, ensuring all the residents had Christmas presents and Christmas dinner. The Grand of Missouri has been the sponsor for this event as far back as 1933. Click on the link below to visit the M.O.C. website.
For a history of the Military Order of the Cootie, click here.



Grand Line Officers for 2023 - 2024



Grand Commander:  Richard "Duke" Dukovich:  816-2867-60561,


Grand SVC: David Klaassen: 816-405-0734,


Grand JVC:  Jeff Heise: 573-450-5825,


Grand Quartermaster and Grand Adjutant:  Charlie Jamis: 816-737-1894,


Grand Chaplain: Michael Probst: 816-7193694,


Grand Judge Advocate:  Ken Allison: 636-448-3061,

Grand Surgeon: Marilynn Archuleta: 660-473-3223,



Upcoming Events


General Orders No. 2

June 2023


To be read and filed.

1.    The next Grand Council will be held in conjunction with the VFW Department Convention. June 9-11, 2023 at the Oasis Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.  The council meeting will be held following the Saturday afternoon VFW General Session. We will have a Cootie table during the Department Convention.

2.    The 103rd Supreme Scratch is scheduled to be held July 27-30, 2023 at the Temple Mission Palms Hotel Tempe, AZ.   Registration info is on the website www.lotcs.orgunder the "events” tab. Don’t forget to register at least one delegate per Pup Tent.

3.    Don’t forget to send your reports to the proper chairman.

4.    Be sure to keep the Grand Chaplain, Michael Probstinformed of all deceased Cooties.  Mike’s address is 904 SW Bobcat St. Oak Grove, MO. 64075 or email:

5.    Send monthly Blood reports to Larry Phillips, 4318 S. Bryant Ct. Independence, MO 64055 or email

6.    Send monthly hospital reports to Ken Allison, 457 Virgin Bluff Dr. Galena, MO 65656 or email



To those who are ill we send our blessing and a speed recovery. For those who have lost loved ones our deepest sympathy.



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