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Board Members



Philip Forsberg


Philip was born and raised on Long Island NY. He joined the Army in 1982. He was an Infantry officer and then as an aviator. He retired from the Army in  2011 as a lieutenant colonel.

Joined the DAV 2011 he has been a service for chapter 6 for 3 years.

He and his wife Ellen have 5 children.

Glenn Martin

Sr Vice Commander

Glenn is from--------- where he enlisted in the Army in 1960. There he was  a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and got out the service in 1963.

He joined the DAV in 1999. He has held several positions sense joining the DAV : Commander, Sr Vice Commander and Treasure for chapter 6. He also was the Commander, Sr Vice Commander, 1st Jr Vice Commander, 2nd Jr Vice Commander, 3rd Jr Vice Commander for the state. He was the NW District Commander for 3 years.

Glenn has two children and is Married to  Hermilyn (Lyn).


William Gilmore

1st Jr vice

William joined the Army in 1972. He served as a Military Police officer in Germany and state side until 1978 when he left the military.

He joined DAV in 2016 as a life member. He has helped 100's of vets  get to and from medical apartments and other needs.

He and his wife Esther have one child.

Dennis Aloia

2nd Jr Vice Commander

He was born in Chicago, IL where he joined the Navy in 1960 where he was a 40mm gun mount loader. He served aboard 2 amphibious command ships USS Mt McKinley AGC-7 and USS Taconic AGC-17 during the Oct 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, USS Pritchett DD-561.  He got out the service in 1966.

Dennis and his wife moved to Georgia in 1995 where he joined the DAV in May 2023.

He and his wife Barbara have five kids.


Duke Baylis


Born in Mississippi he joined the Army in 1975 after graduating college. He got out the military in 1982.

Duke joined DAV in 2009 where he has put in 1000's of volunteer hours helping get vets to and from Doctor appointments.

Duke and his wife Barbara have 3 children and 6 grandchildren 

Maryanne Bautsch


She grew up in Louisiana moved to GA in 1991 where she joined the Army in 1994-2000. She served overseas in Korea and Germany. She also served in several different states.

She joined DAV in 2006 and served as the head of fundraising for Chapter 6 for several years. She was the 2nd Jr Vice for 2019-2021, then 1st Jr Vice for 2021-2022, she then stepped down to the 2nd Jr Vice for 2022-2023. 

Maryanne and her husband Michael have three children.


John Kanalas

 Past Commander

John is from Lincoln Park, Michigan and joined the Army in 1982. He served as an Air Traffic Controller in Germany and at Ft Lewis.

He joined DAV as a life member in 1996. He has headed up fundraising for several years, he is a service officer  He was commander from 2019-2022

John and his wife Jenny have three children 

Norman De Walt

Judge Advocate

Serviced in US Air Force Vietnam Vet 1971 - 1976.

Served on home owners groups in Cobb County. Active member of IAM Local 709. Machinist Union maintain web site. He has lobbied at the Georgia state capital and in Washington D.C. He is a computer engineer retired form Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia.

He is Married and likes to do oil and acrylic oil paintings along with media computer graphics.


Rev. Robert J Plowman


Rev Plowman is from Pennsylvania where he joined the Army in 1961. He was in the Army Intelligence until 1964 when he got out the service.

After getting out of the service he went to seminary school. He was a paster for 50 years.

He joined DAV in 2006.

Robert and his wife Beverly (now deceased) have three children.

John Blow

Chaplin Assistant

John is from Marshall, Tx joined the Military 1975. In the Army he was Material Storage Warehouse Specialist and Truck Driver until 1978. He then joined the Reserve from 1978-1979. In 1979-1981 he joined the Navy where he Fueled the jets on aircraft carriers.

He was the Paster for 15years at Perry Boulevard Baptist Church in ATL. he is the Assistance Chaplin at Fulton County Jail.

He joined the DAV in 2018. 

Married to Helene with 9 children.



James Wilkins

Chaplin Assistant

Bio coming soon

Leadership: Meet the Team
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