Joe Wagner Post 7313 - Pittsboro, North Carolina


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Welcome to the website of Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313!

VFW Post 7313 serves Pittsboro, Siler City, all of Chatham County and the surrounding areas.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina. New members are always welcome!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or information. If you know a veteran, service member or veteran/service member's family in need of assistance, please let us know.

We can be reached via email at or by phone at 919-542-0927.

If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

You can find more information about the Post on our Facebook Page and Twitter.

The North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.  We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW North Carolina network of sites to learn more about our organization.


It is with deep sadness that we announce that our Past Quartermaster and long-standing member John Tipton Royal, age 90, died on Monday, 12 November 30, 2018.

John was born May 7, 1928, in Salemburg, NC, to the late John Robert Royal and Eleanor Hale Tipton. He is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Shirley Ball Royal. He is survived by his sister, Catherine Brazell of Salemburg. John will also be forever remembered and loved by his numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, family and dear friends.

John was a graduate of Salemburg High School and attended Edwards Military Institute. He served in the Army and was sent to Korea. He was awarded three medals, including the Korean Service Medal with 1-star bronze service medal. After serving his country, he worked as a milk tester and a truck driver, delivering oil and gas.

John and Shirley were residents of Pittsboro, NC for over 30 years until their move to Durham Regent. They enjoyed camping and traveling the US. John was an active member of Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 in Pittsboro, NC, where he served as Quartermaster for over 35 years. John was a friend to many, with an engaging smile and often sporting his "Korean Veteran" hat.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on 29 November at 2pm at Durham Regent in Durham, NC. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the memorial service. A graveside interment at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cemetery in Pittsboro will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW Post 7313, % Gregory Flood, 1015 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to a charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend appreciation for the care provided to John by physicians and staff at the VA hospital in Durham, during his recent illnesses.

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From Seapower Magazine: As the U.S. Navy transitioned from wood and sail to steel and steam, the advantages of speed and maneuverability posed challenges to a naval force that was not experienced in conducting fleet operations. Flag hoists and flashing lights were effective when ships steamed within line of sight, but the commander’s ability to direct fleet units operating over the horizon was problematic.

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