It should be considered a criminal act for one to falsely claim receipt of a government award of rank or commendation. The Stolen Valor Act must be rewritten as necessary within the framework of the Constitution.- John Hollner
It was the end of a long and tiring day for 96 veterans and their escorts, but every one of them remained excited and impressed with the Honor Flight trip to Washington in June.
Denver, Iowa, Post Chaplain and Post Commander Robert Schmitz welcomed Shorty Diercks and Herman Emkes back home.
The veterans all expressed their appreciation for the memories made during the trip, but most of them had to admit that the overwhelming welcome-home by nearly a thousand flag-waving, poster-bearing, proud and appreciative friends and families was the most memorable.
At a “Spirit of '45” celebration to recognize the military service of nine New Jersey World War II veterans and residents of the Voorhees Rehabilitation Center, the New Jersey director of employer outreach for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented 100-year-old World War II veteran Tommy De Lucia with an ESGR challenge coin.
At 100, the Philadelphia native has witnessed remarkable changes, from the invention of Henry’s Ford’s Model T to the tooling of a car that can transform into an airplane.
In 1942, PFC De Lucia began his military service.
World War II veteran Mike Zaderecky receives his American Legion 70 continuous year star at a special presentation during the August meeting of the Joseph J. Jacubic Post 572 in Parma, Ohio. In addition to his 70 years of membership, he was also the first full term post commander back in 1946. Zaderecky is 96 years old, has been a member of the Legion for 70 years and has been an employee of the city of Parma since 1964. He is still working everyday as a bailiff in the Parma court system.