Tuesday, August 26, 2008

American Legion Post Hosts Wahoo Event

Ken Kraetzer of American Legion Post 50, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50, recently informed me of their plans for a 65th anniversary event remembering the loss of USS Wahoo on October 11, 1943.

The ceremony and reception will be held in Pelham, New York on October 11th, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial Park. During the past year they have gotten to know Doug Morton, who moved with his family to Pelham following the war. Doug and his sister graduated from Pelham Memorial High School. Ken anticipates Doug to be in attendance at the ceremony.

All members of the Navy and submarine service are welcome. The post will model the ceremony after their annual Memorial Day event which is very well done.

Pelham is located just 25 minutes north of New York City and can be easily reached by Metro North train with the ceremony being held a short walk from the train station. More information can be found on their website: www.legionpost50ny.com.


Ken on 12:42 AM said...

All Navy veterans, submariners, and members of the Wahoo family are invited to Pelham, NY on Saturday Oct. 11th at 11 AM for a 65th Anniversary ceremony.

Pelham borders on NYC and is intersected by I-95 coming from CT. The event will be held at the Daronco Town House building on Fifth Avenue a short walk from the Metro North Train station.

Doug Morton will be coming in from Denver to honor his Dad and give a talk the day before at his alma mater and mine Pelham Memorial High School.

Jim Allen and Tom Williams have said that they are planning to join us. The Navy is planning to send a speaker from Groton, CT.

Lunch will follow the event. Please call me with questions on 914-450-9554 or email at kgk914@aol.com.

If you have any pictures you can email, we will add to our website and possibly use for the event program. I could use a copy of the Wahoo logo if available.

It will be our honor to conduct this ceremony in memory of a great American story of heroism.

Respectfully yours,

Ken Kraetzer
Sons of the American Legion


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