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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Utica Hosts Legion Baseball Championship

UTICA – After three years of hosting the New York State American Legion Championship Series in Utica, the City of Utica has been awarded the honor of hosting the event through 2020. The 2014 tournament kicks off on July 29 with the arrival of the eight competing teams. Games begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, and will conclude with the championship game at noon on Sunday, Aug. 3. All games will be played at Donovan Stadium at Murnane Field in Utica.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Frank Peters Heads NY State Legion

Frank Peters
Frank J. Peters of Staten Island is the new commander of the New York State American Legion.

His election capped the 96th Annual Convention of the American Legion’s Department of New York, held July 17-19 in Albany.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alternative PTSD Treatment May Be Game-Changer

Kenneth Governor
Kenneth Governor
ALBANY -- A therapy delivering 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber may be a “game-changer” for treating military veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s the word from NY State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor, who is calling on the Veterans Administration (VA) to “put aside any reluctance and bias toward looking at a better way to treat veterans” with PTSD and mTBI.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Boys State Elects Governor

MORRISVILLE — High school student Ryan Leone from Suffolk County is the 2014 governor of the New York American Legion Boys State.