Walter W. Bonham, Oklahoma City. Walter W. Bonham of Post 12 (Department of Oklahoma) passed away Sept. 3 at age 93. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Bonham served as department adjutant in 1994, department commander from 1994 to 1995 and National Distinguished Guests Committee vice chairman from 1995 to 1998. He was a member of the National Counter-Subversive Activities Committee in 1994 and the National Security Training Committee from 1958 to 1959.
Raymond G. Howe, Jackson, Miss. Raymond G. Howe of Post 91 (Department of Mississippi) passed away Aug. 24 at age 80. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Howe served as department commander from 1994 to 1995, and National Americanism Council vice chairman from 1986 to 1988 and 1990 to 2012.
Michael J. Kogutek, Orchard Park, N.Y. Michael J. Kogutek of Post 1477 (Department of New York) passed away Aug. 30 at age 86. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Kogutek served as national commander from 1980 to 1981, department commander from 1968 to 1969, Alternate National Executive Committeeman from 1969 to 1970, National Advisory Committee to the National Commander vice chairman from 1982 to 1983, National Advisory Committee to the National Commander chairman from 1981 to 1982, National Overseas Graves Decoration Trust chairman from 1980 to 1981, National Overseas Graves Decoration Trust vice chairman from 1981 to 1982, and National Veterans Preference Committee vice chairman from 1965 to 1966 and 1969 to 1972.
He was a member of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation from 1973 to 1982, the National Finance Commission from 1972 to 1981, the National Overseas Graves Decoration Trust from 1982 to 1983, and the National Veterans Preference Committee from 1964 to 1965, 1966 to 1969 and 1972 to 1973.
Timothy P. O'Neill
New Boston, Texas
Timothy P. O'Neill of Post 488 (Department of Texas) passed away Aug. 3 at age 54. He was a Lebanon/Grenada War Army veteran.
Mr. O'Neill served as Department of France adjutant from 1997 to 1998 and National Americanism Council vice chairman from 1996 to 1997.