June 2013 Post 283 Bulletin

June 1, 2013

Cross-posting the June 2013 Post 283 American Legion newsletter.

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Sons of the American Legion Squadron 283 Featured in Palisades Post

April 21, 2013

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 283 was featured in the recent edition of the Palisades Post. The article describes the efforts of Palisadians Neal Conners and Nicky Casalenuovo, sophomores at Saint Monica Catholic High School,  assembling and shipping of care packages for military personnel assigned overseas. Conners became involved because his father, Brian, […]

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March 2013 Adopt A Platoon Update

April 16, 2013
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Nine care packages were sent out to our current platoon in February (some Spring/Easter themed). These will be the last ones sent to this platoon since their tour will end sometime in April. We were instructed to send out the last boxes before March 1st unless otherwise notified. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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April 2013 Meeting Announcement

April 16, 2013

Don’t forget, this Thursday is our regular April meeting. We will be announcing our Officer Slate for 2013/2014 and accepting nominations from the floor, from anyone who is interested in being on the board. Most importantly, we will be continuing our Loving History program with a very special guest, Anna Brown, who served in the USMC during WWII.

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3 New Living History Videos Posted

April 16, 2013

Slowly but surely, we’re working through the backlog of Living History videos and posting them online. Here are the three newest ones: Bob Davis – February 21, 2013; Richard Schafer – November 17, 2011; Dave Borgeson – September 15, 2011.

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March 2013 Meeting Announcement

March 20, 2013

This Thursday is our March regular meeting.

We will have another installment of our Living History Program, with Dr. Mike Martini.

Dr. Martini served in the United States Navy during WWII. Not only was he a pediatrician for many of you who grew up in the Palisades (and many of your children!), he is also receiving a 50 Year pin, for being a member of the American Legion for 50 years.

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February 2013 Adopt A Platoon Update

February 26, 2013
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At the end of January we sent our platoon 9 boxes with snacks, candy, toiletries, games, soups, coffee, drink mix, spices, condiments and more. A few of the boxes were Valentine’s Day themed. We are getting ready to send off some St. Patrick’s Day themed packages which will include all types of “green” items. We […]

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Join Us For Movie Night – Chosin

February 20, 2013
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On Friday, March 1st, the Sons of the American Legion, Post 283, are hosting a special presentation of Chosin, a 2010 film directed by Brian Iglesias.

Chosin tells the story of 15,000 US soldiers and Marines surrounded and trapped by an overwhelming force of Communist Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. Facing impossible odds, the men fought 78 miles to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 civilian refugees.

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Story of the “Four Chaplains” Covered in LA Times

February 12, 2013
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The story of the “Four Chaplains,” whose pictures are on display in the Post 283 lobby, as told in the February 11th issue of the LA Times.

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13 February Field Trip to the USS Iowa – Register Now!

January 21, 2013
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Join other members of the American Legion District 24 for a field trip to see the USS Iowa! Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 (rain or shine) Time: We will depart from Post 283 at 10 AM and return at about 3 PM. Cost: $30, which includes a catered lunch, bus trip, and the battleship tour. […]

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