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Post 62 American Legion

June 22, 2008
Observer Today
Since its conception in 1919, Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 has been very active in sponsoring many activities and organizations, including Boy’s State, American Legion baseball, City League softball, City League basketball, bowling teams, Boy Scouts and the Drum and Bugle Corps, along with providing trophies for high school grads, scholarships for Dunkirk High students and donations to the Dunkirk Free Library.

There have been many commanders over the years:

36-37 Norval Salsbury

37-38 Edward Schrantz

38-39 Gillis Novelli

39-40 Warre Newell

40-41 John Leckliter

41-42 Gerald Frey

42-43 Ray Coleman

43-44 Donald O’Rouke

44-45 J. Edward Serrone

45-46 George H. Burns Sr.

46-47 Claude Sharpe

47-48 Francis J. Sheffield

48-49 Thomas J. Sullivan

49-50 John J. Hallenbeck

50-51 D. Warner White

51-52 Ira H. Quigley Jr.

52-53 Walter M. Kuehn

53-54 Richard A. Kern

54-55 Frank VanderVelde Jr.

55-56 Lyn Carbeck

56-57 Robert Hurley

57-58 James T. Smith

58-59 William Harvey

59-60 Kenneth C. Ahlstrom

60-61 Donald W. Rusbuldt

61-62 Wilber L. Lewworthy

62-63 William J. Lakas

63-64 Walter G. Poland

64-65 Harry J. Graminski

65-66 Joseph J. Sustak

66-67 Leroy A. Dietzen

67-68 Jeffery O’Connell

68-69 Lester M. Bardwell

69-70 Earl H. Brooks

70-71 Joseph S. Tedesco

71-72 James A. Kuschel

72-73 Louis P. Godina

73-74 Thomas C. Brown

74-75 Paul Heyden

75-76 Rev. Veldon Grasmick

76-77 Michael Gregorlski

77-78 Robert Bankowski

78-79 Al Poweski

79-80 Gene Kemp

80-81 D. Straight

81-82 Richard Harper

82-83 Charles Drummond

83-84 Dom Carsoro

84-85 Betty Meyer

85-86 Joseph Ricotta

86-87 Allan Hayes

87-88 Gilbert Rawson

88-89 Thomas Haynes

89-90 Edward J. Mulville

90-91 Michael Edwards

91-92 Henry Badjas

92-93 Larry Dietzen

93-94 Carl Kachmeyer

94-95 James Mourer

95-96 A.C. Kaymore

96-98 Donald Kaminski Sr.

98-99 Bill Sobedki

99-2000 Richard Husch

2000-01 Edward Vanden Vouver

01-02 James Laminski

02-04 Craig Sutton

04-07 John Miga

Special thanks to Kenneth Ahlstrom for compiling the list of commanders.

Thanks for reading and make it a good week. Please send information of other legions and VFWs. Call Mary at 672-7807 or Rosamond at 672-9163.

Article Photos

Past Commanders of American Legion Post 62 at their annual banquet in 1967 included, seated, from left: Wilber L. Leworthy, John H. Hallenback, George H. Burns Sr., Herbert W. Henning, Norval J. Salisbury, Gillis Norvelli, LeRoy Dietzen, Walter Poland and Harry Graminski. Standing: Joseph Sustak, Ira H. Quigley, Claude C. Sharp, James T. Smith, Robert H. Hurley, William J. Harvey, William J. Lakas, Donald W. Rusbuldt, Frank J. VandeVelde, Kenneth C. Ahlstrom, Richard A. Kern. The photo was originally published in the OBSERVER.



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