Passing of DAV Past National Commander Vernon Cardosi

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DAV Past National Commander Vernon Cardosi, a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died on Dec. 13 at the age of 91. Vernon led the organization from 1989 to 1990, rallying his fellow DAV members to “roll up our sleeves and get involved” during proposed cuts to veterans benefits during his tenure.

“He was an exceptional leader and a fierce advocate for disabled veterans, and was always prepared to lead the fight for the benefits and recognition our nation’s heroes have earned,” said National Commander Andy Marshall.

Among other achievements, the Burlington, Massachusetts, resident helped advocate for the minting of the Korean War Memorial Dollar in 1991, commemorating the 38th anniversary of the end of the war and in honor of those who served. Vernon is survived by his wife Camille, two sons, his sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences can be made at



Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Tasker Funeral Home
621 Central Ave, Dover, New Hampshire


Calling hours will be held Thursday, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Vernon’s urn will be placed at Riverside Cemetery in Saugus, Massachusetts at a later date.