Sam DiFeo, was the Grand Marshall for the Danville Memorial Day parade. He is a Danville resident and a Pearl Harbor survivor who was stationed on a tanker near Battleship Row on December 7, 1941. Fran Byron from Post 115 requested that the American Legion Riders participate in their parade. The ALR Chapter 18, Wesley Wyman Post 16 Goffstown riders along with Kevin Murnane - NH ALR State Treasurer from ALR Chapter 9 Post 51 in Epping, rode escort in front of Sam's vehicle.
During the parade form-up the Riders went over to Sam's vehicle, rendered salutes, shook his hand, and thanked him for his service. After the parade, while they were setting up for the speeches,we were able to persuade Sam to take a picture with us.
From Left to Right: Lisa Cloutier, Debby Shillinglaw, Kevin Howland, Sam DiFeo (Pearl Harbor Survivor), Gary Cloutier (kneeling), Steve Shillinglaw, Linda Leighton, and Vern Leighton.