ALBANY -- The American Legion strongly opposes a cost-of-living cut for military retirees in the budget bill passed by the House and sent to the Senate last week, New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor said.
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|K. Governor, B. Corker, J. Chang.|
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"Suicide is an epidemic," said Beebe, an Air Force veteran, wife of an Air Force veteran, former Broome County American Legion commander, and immediate past commander of the Department of New York's 6th District.
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|Donning combat gear|
They took a ride in a Humvee IED simulator.
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"We will advance families the money they need to bring their loved one home and laid to rest," Governor said. That would include family travel expenses and burial costs.
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|Post 418 Commander Ron Smithers |
& Auxiliary President Anna Goettel
present "Support Our Troops" t-shirts.
|Ken Governor poses with Color Guard. Photo by Ed Lupian.|
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|NY Legion Commander Ken Governor at Ft. Drum|
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|Commander Governor with Sitrin's|
Rosmary Bonacci (l) and Stephanie
Gorczynski. Photo by Doug Malin.
Gold Star Mother, Legionnaire HonoredROME/UTICA -- New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor honored Sitrin Health Care for its work with wounded warriors during his official visit to Oneida County on Wednesday. He also honored Gold Star Mother Mary Wheeler and the Utica Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers for unwaivering support of veterans. While visiting Herkimer County the previous day, the commander honored Edward Falk of Newport for 60 years of dedication to veterans and community.
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He joined National Legion Commander Daniel M. Dellinger in addressing "the politcal impasse" that threatens to shut down the U.S. government. "We must avoid compromising the readiness and welfare of our military and their support personnel," said Governor.
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|Cmdr Governor, Pres Corker, and|
Cmdr Chang. Doug Malin Photo.
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|Cmdr Governor and Pres. Corker|
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STATEN ISLAND -- Ninety-year-old Louis Guerierro of Staten Island and American Legion Gold Star Post 1365 on Staten Island are being honored with the Department Commander's Award of Excellence for their service to veterans and community.
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Helping Children Left Behind A Tribute to Fallen Warriors
|Cmdr Governor |
speaks at Intrepid.
Doug Malin photo
"On this day, we not only honor the victims who perished" on Sept. 11, 2001, "but we also recognize our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who demonstrate our nation's resolve," with "many giving their own lives in service to our country."
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|Dept. Cmdr. Governor|
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CAMDEN, NJ -- West Seneca carried its New York State championship banner to the final game Monday in the Mid-Atlantic American Legion Baseball Tournament, losing to Brooklawn, NJ, with a score of 9 to 6. Brooklawn heads to its third straight American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC.
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The team advances to the final day of play on Monday, Aug. 12, needing to win two games to grab the regional title and advance to the American Legion World Series.
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UTICA -- The NY State American Legion Baseball Championship goes to West Seneca Post 735. West Seneca soared to success Sunday by beating Rome's Smith Post 24, 10-3, and blanking Plattsburgh's Clinton County team, 6-0, in back-to-back games.
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|Former Army Sgt Rich Yarosh with|
players Mike Knapp and Mike Myers.
With rain soaking the second day of the tournament, only two games were played in the losers' round.
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Department of New York Commander Kenneth Governor announced the appointment of James W. Casey of Malverne, NY, to succeed Adjutant Richard M. Pedro, who retired after the recent 95th Department Convention held in Niagara Falls.
As adjutant, Casey will serve as the chief administrative officer, working out of Department Headquarters in Albany.
Lynda Pixley of Ransomville was elected president for the 2013-14 year.
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|Dept. Commander Ken Governor|
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|Dept. Commander Tim Van Patten in Parade.|
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Several speakers and awards also highlighted the day.
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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, presented Hampton with a copy of the federal legislation that named “Taps” a song of remembrance during a ceremony at Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 in Bath.
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Those were the topics that National Commander James Koutz focused on during his swing through New York State April 10-12. He visited Central New York, the Capital Region and finally New York City.
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He will visit Leon R. Roberts Post 161 in Holland Patent, where he will join veterans for lunch and be available to speak to news media. In the evening, Koutz will attend a banquet in his honor at the Beeches Inn and Conference Center in Rome. During the day he will also tour the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) at Griffiss Airpark in Rome.
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Women veterans deserve the same benefits as their male counterparts, and more needs to be done for the homeless woman vet and the wounded female warrior. That was the message that Verna Jones brought to the Auxiliary's Mid-Winter Conference, held Jan. 25-26 in Albany. Jones is director of the American Legion National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission.