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,

Grand Hospital Chairman:  Ken Allison:  636-448-3061,

Grand Blood Chairman:  Larry Phillips:  816-395-8129,

Pup Tent Roster 2023-2024


 Upcoming Events



General Orders No. 4

August 2023


To be read and filed.

1.    The next Grand Council will be held on September 15-17, 2023 at the Inn at The Grand Glaize in Osage Beach. The C of A will begin at 9:00am on Saturday the 16th.  For reservations call 573-348-4731.  A "WRECK” will be held Saturday afternoon.  Please let Commander "Duke” know if you have anyone to be wreck before the C of A, thanks.

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

3.    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:

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

5.    Send monthly hospital reports to Ken Allison, 457 Virgin Bluff Dr. Galena, MO 65656 or email The Pup Tent’s Hospital Chairman can also send in their report online at LOTCS under Hospital.



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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