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DAV Chapter 129

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Welcome to DAV Chapter 129

Welcome to the Robert H. Cox Chapter 129. As a chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) we strive to offer the most up-to-date information and guidance about Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.

In addition to our services regarding navigating the, often sluggish, VA system we are a home away from home for disabled men AND women veterans. We are a place to connect with fellow Veterans, share stories of service, and be a part of a community of "comrades-in-arms." 


We hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday (1900 hrs) of each month at our historic Red Barn in Shelby Twp, MI.  We encourage you to attend and to learn more about how DAV can assist you as you seek your rightful benefiits from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Our chapter is a gracious steward of our historic Red Barn renting it out for weddings, wedding receptions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, seasonal parties and other special occasions at a fraction of the price that other banquet centers charge (special discounts to veterans with proof of service/DD Form 214).  Plan your next special occasion at our historic Red Barn in Shelby Twp, Michigan by calling (248) 977-7893 for more details.

Randy Whitmire

Commander | DAV Chapter 129

 If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate help contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255




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Around the Chapter


Service organization winner, Knights of Columbus, at the Great Chili Cook-off.

Team Wozniak—Great Chili Runner Ups

Great Chili Cook-off runner ups — Team Wozniak


DAV / VFW Chili Cook-off

Ram's Horn Restaurant - Honorable Mentio

Honorable mention, Ram's Horn Restaurant, at the Great Chili Cook-off.

Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off

DAV Chapter 129 Officers  2019-2020

2019 - 2020 DAV Chapter 129 officers.

DAV  RW Offering Comments - Memorial Day

Commander Randy Whitmire delivering Memorial Day comments.


Commander Randy Whitmire Veterans Day Address

Commander Randy Whitmire of DAV Chapter 129 in Shelby Township delivering words at Veterans Ceremony.

About Us

Robert H. Cox Chapter 129 was established in 1966. Since that time, we have, and continue to, provide services to veterans across north Macomb and Oakland counties. Our chapter helps veterans navigate the, often cumbersome, Veteran Affairs (VA) system.


With both chapter and national level officers we help our fellow veterans apply for multiple benefits that they are entitled to. Such benefits include: Disability Compensation and Related Compensation benefits, Application for Pension, Notice of Disagreement (NOD), application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, among others.


Each year we hold our largest local fundraiser, the Forget-Me-Not drive. All monies raised through this campaign are strictly dedicated to helping local veterans in need.

Rent the Historic Red Barn

The historic Red Barn is a perfect place for your next event. From weddings, receptions, retirement parties, graduations, seminars, and flea markets the Red Barn is capable of accommodating. 

Give us a call or send us a message to book your date or with any questions you might have. Click the link below for more info


  • Rustic Setting on Almost 4 acres

  • Commercial Kitchen w Bar

  • Over 7000 square feet

  • Ample parking

  • Built in the late 1800s

  • Located Just north of Auburn & Dequindre intersection.

Call (248) 977-7893 to schedule your visit



In appreciation for all they have done for Chapter 129

Street Address

Robert H. Cox Chapter 129

47326 Dequindre Rd

Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48317



(248) 977-7900


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 183581

Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48317


Hall/Venue Rental

(248) 977-7893


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