Kenneth L. Tracy
Sr. Vice Commander:
Jr. Vice Commander:
Simon M. Makuchowski
Harrison H. Solt III
James G. McKibben III
George A. Patenaude
James A. Knowles
Tye V. Frazer
Trustee Three Year:
William E. Clarke
James A Knowles
Imediate Past Commander:
Merlin L. (Bud) Evered
Harrison H. Solt IIILinks Section
|Ledyard VFW Post 4608|
|A. R. Evans, Jr. & C. A. Lutz, Sr. VFW Post No. 4608†††††
Is an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and prosterity. Veterans Conference, Washington DC, February 1927
|A. R. Evans, Jr. SGT, U. S. Army|
Albert Raymond Evans, Jr. was born in Boston,MA on March 11, 1931, the son of Albert R. and Elizabeth (Treverrow) Evans. He earned an associate's degree from Northeasten University, Boston and was a senior designer at General Dynamics, Electric Boat. Sargent Evans took Basic Training with the 9th Infantry Division Fort Dix, NJ. He served in the U. S. Army Signal Corp during the Korean War as a member of the 1641st Military Advisory Group, Korea (KMAG), 8202nd Army Unit. Sargent Evans earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation and the National Defense Service Medal. He was a founding member and the Quartermaster of Ledyard VFW Post 4608. Mr. Evans was a long time resident of Ledyard Connecticut.
|C. A. Lutz, Sr. WO U. S. Navy, (Ret.)|
Claude A. Lutz, Sr. was born in Denver, CO on June 11, 1920, the son of Claud A. and Edity (Jones) Lutz. He served in the U. S. Navy submarine service. He saw considerable action during WWII and was awarded numerous medals and citations. He served in the submarines PARCHE SS 384, HADDO SS 255, HERRING SS 233, and REMORA SS 487. While serving in PARCHE the ship was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and the Commanding Officer the Medal of Honor. PARCHE,while on the surface, penetrated a enemy convoy dodging enemy guns while sinking five ships, than retiring from the area without a scratch. Following the war WO Lutz served as a deep sea diver, on submarine rescue ships, and was a Merchant Marine Ship Master. WO Lutz retired from the Navy in 1958. Mr. Lutz was a long time resident of Ledyard Connecticut.
|About the Post|
VFW Post 4608, located in Ledyard Connecticut is very active in the community. The Post promotes and sponsors the VFW Patriot's Pen essay program in the Junior High and Middle schools and the Voice of Democracy High School scholarship program. The Post supports local youth activities such as the Boy Scouts of America. Annually the Post places flags on veteran's gravsites in all Ledyard cemeteries, participates in the "Buddy Poppy" program which supports the veteran's service fund and the national Children's Home. Post 4608 is a frequent participant in town parades. The Post also maintains a memorial bench for departed comrades in Ledyard Center, Ledyard Connecticut and is the caretaker of the William Williams Cemetery on Town Farm Road in Ledyard.
|The VFW Objectives|
To ensure the national security through maximum military strength.
To speed the rehabilitation of the nationís disabled and needy veterans.
To assist the widows and orphans and the dependents of disabled and needy veterans.
To promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the communities in which we live.
| Commander's Call|
Ledyard Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4608 officers for the 2017-2018 year are Kenneth L. Tracy, Post Commander; Patrick Burke, Sr. Vice-Commander; Simon Makuchowski, Jr. Vice-Commander; Jerome Trotta, Quartermaster; Harrison H. Solt III, Adjutant; James G. McKibben III, Chaplain; George A. Patenaude, Judge Advocate; James A. Knowles, Surgeon; and William E. Clarke, James A. Knowles, and Daniel C. Hubert, Trustees. Past
Past Commander Evered will be a hard act to follow, huge shoes to fill; I take pleasure in reporting that Past Commander Evered remains involved in the Post and continues to provide his guidance, knowledge, and valuable understanding of the VFW and in particular VFW Post 4608. I look forward to his support and help.
As your new Commander I would like to take this opportunity to publicly note and acknowledge on behalf of the Post the many years of service and dedication to the Post and the VFW by immediate Past Commander Evered. While I will not go into detail of his many accomplishments and contributions at this time it goes without saying that Post 4608 is is the fine and strong position it is today because of Past Commander Evered's guidance, Leadership, dedication, hard work and involvement in the Post. We all look forward to his continued participation and camaraderie.
"Stamps for the Wounded Program"While the "Labels for Education" program has come to an end the Lions Club "Stamps for the Wounded" program continues. Our desire is to continue the Stamp program. In fact we would like to increase our collection efforts and contribution level in the program. Recognizing "snail mail" is not as popular as it once was we can still make a difference in this valuable veteran assistance program. So we continue to seek the support and participation of every Post member and their families in the "Stamps for the Wounded" program.
Our goal is For the Membership to increase their involvement and to recruit family, friends, and acquaintances, including those who visit our webpage to collect stamps. Stamps collected can be sent directly to the post at VFW Post 4608; P. O. Box 11; Ledyard, CT 06339. The Post will package up the stamps and forward them on to the program administrator. With increased Membership involvement and the help of family and friends we hope to raise and sustain our yearly collection and contribution efforts significantly.
We donít have a specific site for the SFTW program. The following two articles tell a bit about the Lions Club SFTW program; http://www.angelfire.com/va2/ayrhill/SFTW.htm and http://articles.philly.com/2000-12-15/entertainment/25580051_1_stamps-veterans-hobby.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this Commanderís Call and considering my request. I ask not only your participation in the Stamp program but your prayers and best wishes and your support and help as I take on the challenges as your new Commander.
K. L. Tracy
Post News and ActivitiesVFW Wants Modern Day Warrior Posted February 6, 2018
Presidential Memorial Certificate honors deceased loved one's service. Posted February 6, 2018
Submarine Service Satisfies Eligibility Requirements for VFW Membership Posted February 6, 2018
| LEDYARD VFW POST 4608|
Post Office Box 11 Ledyard, CT 06339