Members of the Coaldale American Legion held their installation of officers last month at their post.
Installed were, from front left, John Roshac, First Vice Commander; James Rickert, Commander; Marc Burlile, Commander, 13th District; John Flynn, District officer; Scott Quin, District officer. From back left were John Fagan, Second Vice Commander; Joe Kupec Financial Officer; Nancy Stevens, Adjutant; Dave Kessler, Chaplain; and Glenn Flecknoe, Historian. Not pictured were Bernie Karpa, Sgt. At Arms and Dennis Boyle, Judge Advocate.
In addition to the installation, members were recognized for various achievements. Stay tuned for more information regarding other recognized.
40-year members recognized were Charles Herring and William V. Vavro. 45-year members recognized were Daniel Gould, William Derr, and William T. Terry. Also recognized were 50-year member Chester J. Gangaware, 60-year member John F. Polak, 70-year member John Wiessmer, and 70-year member William M. Balazovich.
For more information about the legion call 570-645-5521.
The American Legion was founded on September 16, 1919. Coaldale American Legion was founded on August 21, 1921 and incorporated in 1945.
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