I am sorry to hear of the passing of Commander Galbraith. My Dad was the Commander of Post 251 in El Campo, TX when National Commander Galbraith came for a visit. I remember him as very professional, and a true gentleman. It was an honor to meet this fine man. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, Ariz., is filled with honor & remembrance, including two life-sized bronze statues of Ira H. Hayes and Mathew B. Juan. Pictured in a few of the photographs is Army veteran and lifetime Legionnaire Oscar Urrea of American Legion Post No. 84, named after Hayes. Photos by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The 31st Annual “In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne Division” march in late February traced a route traversed by members of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the Independent 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion in early 1945.