American Legion installs 2019-20 officers; several veterans receive honors


Veterans also receive honors

By Charles Rose - For the News Journal



New SAL Commander Pete Brown and Chaplain Charlie Shoemaker are sworn in.

New SAL Commander Pete Brown and Chaplain Charlie Shoemaker are sworn in.


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New 40&8 officers Charlie Shoemaker, Paul Butler, Jerry LeForge, Charlie LaKatos, Jim Vest, Richard James, and Mike Sutton.


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Outgoing President Blaire Brown installs new Auxiliary officers.


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Paul Butler installs new SAL officers.


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Jim Dolwig, National Director of Voiture Activities, installs new 40&8 officers.


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New Legion Auxiliary officers are sworn in.


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Don Chandler, Past 4th District Commander, swears in new Post officers.


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Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing 1st Vice Commander Richard James.


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Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Trustee Jerry LeForge.


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From right are new American Legion officers Jim Cook, Bob Rich, Dave Ryerse, Leslie Rose, Charlie Shoemaker, Jim Vest, Charles Rose, Bob Baker, and Mike Sutton.


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Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Adjutant Brady Stevens.


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Paul Butler receives the 40 & 8 Award for his Honor Flight work.


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WILMINGTON — American Legion Post 49 gathered Saturday, June 15 to install its new officers for the term 2019-2020.

Officers from the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and 40&8 Voiture 992 were on hand for the occasion. Also, special awards were given.

The 2019-20 officers are:

American Legion Post 49

Commander Jim Cook, 1st Vice Bob Rich, 2nd Vice Dave Ryerse, Adjutant Leslie Rose, Finance Charlie Shoemaker, Chaplain Bob Baker, Judge Advocate Jack Rose, Historian Charles Rose, Service Officer Jim Vest, Sgt. at Arms Mike Sutton, Trustee Denny Hasz, and Honor Guard Commander Mike Sutton.

40 & 8 Voiture 992

Chef De Gare Charlie Shoemaker, Chef De Train Mike Boyle, Commissaire Intendant Jack Rose, Correspondent Jerry LeForge, Conductor Paul Butler, Aumonier Jim Vest, Garde de la Porte Charlie Lakatos, Lampiste Denny Hasz, Commis Vouageur Richard James, Cheminot Kelly Hopkins, Cheminot Mike Sutton, and Cheminot Tim Osborn.

American Legion Post 49 Auxiliary

President Kathey Carroll, 1st Vice Karen Shaver, 2nd Vice Blaire Brown, Treasurer Linda Moore, Secretary Kathy Cook, Sgt. at Arms Judy Rich, Historian Mary Conger, Chaplain Cindy Butler, and Executive Committee Barb Albrecht and Janice Hidy,

Sons of the American Legion

Commander Pete Brown, 1st Vice Randy Moore, 2nd Vice Brian Kratzer, Adjutant Randy Hufford, Finance Randy Moore, Sgt. at Arms Zach Mitchell, Chaplain Charlie Shoemaker, and Historian Dale Carroll.

New SAL Commander Pete Brown and Chaplain Charlie Shoemaker are sworn in.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_SAL-chiefs.jpgNew SAL Commander Pete Brown and Chaplain Charlie Shoemaker are sworn in. Charles Rose photos

New 40&8 officers Charlie Shoemaker, Paul Butler, Jerry LeForge, Charlie LaKatos, Jim Vest, Richard James, and Mike Sutton.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_40-and-8-officers.jpgNew 40&8 officers Charlie Shoemaker, Paul Butler, Jerry LeForge, Charlie LaKatos, Jim Vest, Richard James, and Mike Sutton. Charles Rose photos

Outgoing President Blaire Brown installs new Auxiliary officers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_brown-installs.jpgOutgoing President Blaire Brown installs new Auxiliary officers. Charles Rose photos

Paul Butler installs new SAL officers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_butler-installs.jpgPaul Butler installs new SAL officers. Charles Rose photos

Jim Dolwig, National Director of Voiture Activities, installs new 40&8 officers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_dolwig-installs.jpgJim Dolwig, National Director of Voiture Activities, installs new 40&8 officers. Charles Rose photos

New Legion Auxiliary officers are sworn in.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_legion-aux-officers.jpgNew Legion Auxiliary officers are sworn in. Charles Rose photos

Don Chandler, Past 4th District Commander, swears in new Post officers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_don-chandler.jpgDon Chandler, Past 4th District Commander, swears in new Post officers. Charles Rose photos

Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing 1st Vice Commander Richard James.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_james-plaque-from-cook.jpgPost Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing 1st Vice Commander Richard James. Charles Rose photos

Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Trustee Jerry LeForge.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_leforge-plaque-from-cook.jpgPost Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Trustee Jerry LeForge. Charles Rose photos

From right are new American Legion officers Jim Cook, Bob Rich, Dave Ryerse, Leslie Rose, Charlie Shoemaker, Jim Vest, Charles Rose, Bob Baker, and Mike Sutton.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_new-legion-officers-9.jpgFrom right are new American Legion officers Jim Cook, Bob Rich, Dave Ryerse, Leslie Rose, Charlie Shoemaker, Jim Vest, Charles Rose, Bob Baker, and Mike Sutton. Charles Rose photos

Post Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Adjutant Brady Stevens.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_stevens-plaque-from-cook.jpgPost Commander Jim Cook presents a plaque to outgoing Adjutant Brady Stevens. Charles Rose photos

Paul Butler receives the 40 & 8 Award for his Honor Flight work.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_butler-gets-award.jpgPaul Butler receives the 40 & 8 Award for his Honor Flight work. Charles Rose photos
Veterans also receive honors

By Charles Rose

For the News Journal