Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mike McDermott Leads NY State Legion

Mike McDermott of Homer is the first person from Cortland County to serve as New York State American Legion commander in the Legion’s 100-year history.

The Vietnam War veteran’s election capped the Department of New York Convention held in Buffalo July 18-20.

McDermott served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1967, including a year in Vietnam where he worked in communication and intelligence with a Marine support battalion. On base he also served as a rifleman and assistant M60 machine gunner.