A great man, soldier has passed
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A great man, soldier has passed

John William Vessey Jr. was a World War II, Vietnam battlefield hero and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

'Never a stranger to anyone'
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'Never a stranger to anyone'

Past National Commander Thomas P. Cadmus remembered for passion for Legion, dignity in which he treated all he met.

A lifetime of determination, perseverance

Vietnam War pilot and longtime Legionnaire Alfred G. “Fred” Platt remembered for “working hard and playing hard.”

National Chaplain Kelley passes away
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National Chaplain Kelley passes away

Dr. Kelley was appointed national chaplain of The American Legion on Sept. 3 during the 2015 National Convention in Baltimore.

Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own
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Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Edward Saylor, a Legionnaire, participated in the legendary raid of Tokyo during a critical time in World War II. Only three other Raiders survive.

Legion salutes former Illinois lawmaker
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Legion salutes former Illinois lawmaker

Lane Evans, who fought for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, is remembered by Legion as an ally in Congress.

'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'
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'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'

Longtime Legionnaire Jerry Hedrick is remembered as a man with a big heart and a love for his family, country and The American Legion.

Navajo Code Talker dies at 93
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Navajo Code Talker dies at 93

Chester Nez was the last surviving member of the original 29 code talkers.

Married to The American Legion
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Married to The American Legion

New Jersey Legionnaire Albert Robotti, who passed away Aug. 13, dedicated 58 years of his life to the organization he loved.
A 'devoted Legionnaire'
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A 'devoted Legionnaire'

PNC Michael J. Kogutek passes away at age 86.

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