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June13, 2016

James B. Whipple was born in Wilton, Connecticut, February 7, 1893. He served with the 2nd Marine Division in France. While trying to recover some friends who had been wounded, he was killed in Belleau Aisne, France, June 3, 1918. He was the first resident from Wilton KIA in WW I. His awards include the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, the WW I Victory Medal, the Aisne Campaign Battle Clasp and the Defensive Sector Battle Clasp. Corporal Whipple is buried in France


Post 86 was chartered October 1, 1920, named the James B. Whipple Post 86. The Post was active for a short time, then became dormant for a couple years.  The current building was designed by Wilton architect Nelson Breed, the property bought by the members. They donated not only the building materials, but did the work themselves.



Today, Post 86 stands as a proud monument to those brave and hardy men. We are active in many endeavors, including Homes for the Brave, Kick for Nick, Female Soldiers, Forgotten Heroes, Memorial Day, Veterans Day; a Flag retirement ceremony, Flag ettiquette classes; The American Legion Oratorical Contest and Boys State; providing a Color Guard for various events including funerals, dedications and various ceremonies. We sponsor a High School graduate with a scholarship towards college. We also sponsor a Student School Award for the Middlebrook eighth grade student who most displays leadership and motivated qualities.



We welcome Veterans to join our Post; to be eligible, you must have served at least one day on active duty during these time periods of conflict.

  DECEMBER 7, 1941 - DECEMBER 31, 1946


  June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

  February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

  August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

  December 20, 1989 - January 3, 1990

  August 2, 1990 - current



FOR MORE DETAILS, USE THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW:


PO BOX 75
WILTON, CT 06897-0075
203-918-3767

legionpost86@gmail.com


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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

For God and Country, we associate ourselves for the following purposes:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;


To maintain law and order;

To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

To preserve the memories and incidents of associations in the Great Wars;

To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;

To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

To make right the master of might;

To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy;

To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

COMMANDER - Don Hazzard
VICE COMMANDER - Bill Glass
FINANCE OFFICER - Alex Ruskewich
ADJUTANT - Tom Moore
CHAPLAIN - Frank Dunn
SGT-AT-ARMS - Ken Shewitz
SERVICE OFFICER - 
HISTORIAN -  Tom Moore
JUDGE ADVOCATE - Ed Hyde
FACILITIES OFFICER - Ed Steiner

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James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86