Tony Purdy

Tony Purdy    


State Commander

Department of Florida

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 

Tony was elected to the office of State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the Department of Florida in June 2019 at the 89th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. 

Tony joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charlie King Tutson Post 10174 in Saint Petersburg, FL where he worked as Post Commander. He worked through the chairs and was District Commander as well as National Aide De-Camp and Legacy Life Member Program Chairman.

Tony joined the United States Army in 1979 and attended Excelior College.  He retired from the Army after 31 years of service. 

Tony is a native to Florida and was born in Gainesville, Florida. He later moved to El Paso, Texas but came back in 2010 to Saint Petersburg, Florida. 

His medals include National Defense Overseas, Southwest Asia, Good Conduct, NCOES, ARCOM and Legion of Merit Kuwait Liberation.  

Tony is a member of the Mason, Life Legacy,  Shriner's, and a Military Order of the Cooties life member. 

Tony and his wife Tammy live in Saint Petersburg, Florida and have 4 children between them and 3 grandchildren.