mT. dIABLO Post 246
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Post Website: www.americanlegionpost246.org
Post Webmaster.....Charlie Jursch
Salvo Editor: Eric Ardell…..838-0749
Post Mailing Address: P.O. Box 133, Danville, CA 94526
Post Message Center: 925-277-7775
JUNE MEETING SPEAKER
Our Speaker: Our speaker for June, a California central valley native, is Lt. William Sharp, a distinguished combat pilot and the recipient of the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, 12 Air Medals, Purple Heart, and 2 Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V. His aircraft include F-8 Crusaders, Grumman F-11 Tigers, and F-9 Panthers. He was a member of VF-191, who flew the F-8 Crusader aircraft during 2 combat deployments to the Tonkin Gulf of Viet Nam. His Squadron flew off the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) and USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14).
On Nov 18, 1965, he was shot down over North Viet Nam. He was just 26 years old when his aircraft was hit my enemy fire and forced him to eject into the Tonkin Gulf. Sharp was captured by two North Vietnamese fishermen aboard a sampan. The harrowing story of his ultimate escape will be recounted in his presentation.
In his civilian life, Sharp became a commercial airline pilot for United Air Lines flying the Boeing 777 around the world. He received the San Francisco Captain of the Year Award in 1999, the year before he retired. He is currently a docent at the USS Hornet Sea, Air, and Space Museum in Alameda .
JULY MEETING SPEAKER
Will not have a guest speaker this month. We will conduct formal installation of our new officers for 2017-2018. We will also formally initiate new members at this meeting. Please attend and meet our new and continuing officers and welcome our new members into our post.
We are now at 141 active and current members, essentially 100%! Thank you all for your continued support. Our efforts will continue to build our membership to enhance our abilities to support veterans and active duty military alike!
DANVILLE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
The parade fast approaches! Do we have a few hardy souls to form a color guard again this year? Let us know ASAP! We will plan to have a PG&E truck for those who would like to ride and a few military vehicles as well. Come show your veteran and American Legion pride is this patriotic event!!
Boys State: Eric Ardell.....838-0749
Girls State: Michelle Lee.....(510)-517-3230
Oratorical Contest: Ray LaRochelle.....606-5828
Scouting Chartered Rep: Alan Scharlach
Michelle Lee.....(510) 517-3230
Phil Connolly.....(408) 690-2053
Bryan Sundell.....(510) 856-7317
Commander: Randy Reid…..820-6642
V. Commander: Eric Ardell…..838-0749
2nd V. Commander: Gary Soto…..837-9363
Adjutant: Gerald Lindahl…..837-9201
Finance Officer: Raoul Miranda…..837-0674
Chaplain: Richard Seavey…..833-1831
Historian: Ron Farrell…..820-4885
Judge Advocate: Ron Lowe…..362-0142
Sgt. of Arms: Chuck Brydon…..837-1339
Service Officer: Leroy Vares…..828-0421
Appointed Officers for 2017:
Ass't Sgt.-at-Arms: Ron Roe.....837-9428
Ass't Adjutant: Bob Landy..... 820-4006
Ass't Finance Officer: Phil Connolly...(408) 690-2053
Program Chairman: Dick Seavey.....833-1831