Saturday, July 23, 2016

John Sampson Leads NY State Legion

John Sampson
John B. Sampson, a U.S. Navy veteran, is the 2016-2017 commander of the American Legion Department of New York.The Vietnam-era vet was elected to the position at the 98th Annual Department Convention, held July 14 to 16 in Binghamton.

He leads New York State American Legion, which consists of more than 113,000 members and some 900 posts spread throughout 62 counties. With the affiliated organizations of the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, the total jumps to nearly 200,000.

John Sampson Leads NY State Legion

John Sampson
John B. Sampson, a U.S. Navy veteran, is the 2016-2017 commander of the American Legion Department of New York.

The Vietnam-era vet was elected to the position at the 98th Annual Department Convention, held July 14 to 16 in Binghamton.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vietnam Vet Is American Legion State Commander

James Yermas
James V. Yermas is the new commander of the New York State American Legion.

The election and swearing-in of Yermas and his officers to lead the Department of New York for the next year concluded the 97th state convention, held July 16-18 in Buffalo.

Long Island Youth Is Boys State Governor

Elias Mastakouris
Elias Mastakouris of Sea Cliff, NY, a student entering his senior year at North Shore High School in Glen Head, was elected governor of The American Legion's Boys State, held June 26 to July 2 at SUNY Morrisville.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Legionnaires Remember 4 Chaplains

4 chaplains

A number of American Legion Posts around the state this month are commemorating the sacrifices of four World War II chaplains, who gave away their life jackets to save other soldiers aboard a torpedoed army transport ship.

For example, Richmond County Legion hosted its 72nd annual Four Chaplains Interfaith breakfast Sunday, Feb. 8.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Greece Commander Honored for Helping Vets

Ralph Presciutti
ROCHESTER -- Ralph Presciutti, commander of Greece American Legion Post 468 near Rochester, has made it his mission to help veterans in need -- such as organizing the Wounded Warrior Concert.

The third annual July concert, held at his Legion Post, raised over $22,000 for New York Warrior Alliance, an upstate group that directly helps wounded warriors and their family care-givers.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Honor Trip Gets Send-Off from Corning Legion


CORNING -- Some 22 World War II and Korean War veterans gathered at John P. Eaton American Legion Post 746 here early Saturday morning (Sept. 27) before taking an honor trip to Washington, D.C., the Corning Leader reported.