BASE SALUTES EXPO VOLUNTEERS

June 23, 2016

Harold L Gregory Memorial American Legion Post 626

Members of the American Legion Post 626 family were recognized at an on-base ceremony today hosted by the Naval Air Station-Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base commander. Navy Capt. Mike Steffen presented Cmdr. Arthur McAvoy a certificate of appreciation for volunteer work by Legionnaires and Auxiliary from Post and Unit 626 to salute Vietnam War veterans Welcome Home! activities on base. It was a key part of the Fort Worth Air Power Expo held on base in April.

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Joining the commander were Legionnaire Clint Willesen, ALA Unit 626 Historian Harriet Wright, Auxiliary member Christine Willesen, and Post 626 Historian Bruce Zielsdorf . With the help of several other members of the Post 626 family, a POW/MIA table service was conducted as part of the Expoís opening ceremony in April. The special table setting was put on display in a hangar throughout the airshow weekend to honor all Vietnam-era veterans.

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Pictures and information provided by Post 626 Historian Bruce Zielsdorf .

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