DISTRICT 5

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PAUL KAMINSKY, DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR

Florida Regional Group, has served previously as the BVA National Treasurer, four years as a Florida Regional Group district director, two years as the group’s vice president, and three years as president.

A 30-year Navy veteran, Paul was born in Johnson City, New York. He moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1960 and joined the Navy in 1965 after graduating from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida.

Paul began losing his vision subsequent to a severe viral infection and in 1987 was classified as legally blind. A true Navy Mustang, he served in enlisted Pay Grades E-1 through E-9 and Officer Ranks O-1 through O-5. Although legally blind, he remained competitive and in an active (fit-for-full-duty) status until he retired eight years later in November 1995.

Consists of states: AL, Emerald Coast (Lower Florida), FL, GA

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Regional Groups within District 5

Alabama

Emerald Coast

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REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: MIKE PISTACCIO
Phone: (253) 677-2089
Vice President: HOWARD BLACKWELDER
Secretary/Treasurer: FRANK MARQUETTE
Sergeant-At-Arms: JACK FERRANTE
Chaplain: PERCY GARRETT

​REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Darryl Goldsmith
Phone:(850) 554-7819
Vice President:Reginald Brewer
Secretary: Paul Kaufman
Treasurer: Harvey Boots

Florida

Georgia

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REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Carlos Pere
Phone: (813) 486-4817
Vice President: Nathaniel Gotham
Secretary: Anna Clarke

​REGIONAL GROUP OFFICERS
President: Jesse Jones Jr.
Phone: (443) 813-6134
First Vice President: Floyd Everett
Second Vice President: Ricky Lynn
Secretary: Elizabeth Holmes
Treasurer: Joseph D. McNeil Sr.