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VFW Post 1469 First home on School St. Huntington Sta. Jan 1931. Committee J. Swezey, C. Sullivan,F. Dieterich,T. Downs, R. Platss. Building built in 1906.

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Jan 21, 1927 Post 1469 first ladies Aux. front row L to R Frances E. Downes treasurer, Sallie T. Carney Jr Vice com, Mrs. Ada E. Harrison dept pres of NY,Vera E. Tewey President, Catherine V. Wallice Sr Vice pres, Josephine Lyes secretary. C row Mary Villani trustee, Louise Johnston chaplain, Anna Platts color bearer, Mary Swezey color bearer, Alica V. Hannan trustee, Elizabeth Gerlick patriotic instructress. Rear row Catherine Schalensk trustee, Gulburg Olssen cunductress, Elba Christinson historian, Emmy Snyder color bearer Mrs. Ackerman gold star mother, Irene Foley color bearer

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Parade 1931 Post members marching on New York ave S/bound at 25A compare the corner to a 2007 picture

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Post 1469 Ladies Auxiliary 1935

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Fron row Gertrude Kilkeany 39-40, Margaret Brun 46-47, Marcelle Ittig 45-46, Josephine Richards41-42 Back row Jean Gulickson 34-35, Mary Swezey, Caroline Dieterich 33-34, Dorothy Kelsey 43-44, Augusta Johnston 28-29, Marguerite Schaller

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Drum and Bugle Corp in front of the School St. was formed in 1936 from sons & daughters of Post members in 1936. During the depression years the bottom floor was rented to the U.S. Postal Service.

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L to R Frank Wisniewski, Irene Osborne, John Swezey Sr, unk,Jean Ozol, John Swezey Jr,

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L to R Edward Johnston, Sam Lewis, Tony Jasonkonis, Frank Schuler, Gennaro Bassillo

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L to R Sam Lewis present Edward Johnston a Life Membership date unk

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Front R left to R Lloyd Romano, John J. Owens, Jerome Lanni. Back row Alex Maranchurck, Frank Siska, Harry Goldenhaas, Sam Lewis

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America's Veterans have a long proud history of participating in parades whether it was liberating France or Italy or a parade at home the Colors lead the way. 
Memorial Day Parade mid 1930's WWI Vet Frank DiGiacomo pictured in the center photo donated by his son Alfred a WWII Vet. 

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L to R Ed Johnston & Lloyd a> Romano

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Nathan Hale Post 1469 Honors Miss Janet Corrigan as the Post official Buddy Poppy Girl, Miss Corrigan was also Miss New York State & Miss Huntington. Sept 1957

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L to R 1st Lee Duryea, 2nd Margaret Shaller, 3rd Lee Nauke 4th unk 5th District 1 Commander Kenneth Beesting, 6th Edgar Duryea 

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FR L to R 2nd Stella McClean, 3rd Patricia Henry, 5th Milly Mullens, 6th Lee Nauke
BR L to R 2nd Bob McClean, 4th Margaret Shaller, 7th Sam Lewis, 10th Lee Durea, 12th Wolfgang Nauke 

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Miss Sally Laubin, Junior student at Huntington High School is presented a medal and a gift as winner for Suffolk in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy program. Miss Helen Wyeeth English teacher at HHS,is at the left.  Wolfgang Nauke & George Fusaro past commanders of Nathan Hale Post 1469, VFW sponsors of the local contest making the presentation. photo by Donald Gessling

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Wolfgang Nauke in his Cooties attire with Shaller and Lee Nauke

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Ladies Auxiliary 5 past Suffolk Cnty Presidents. OCT 1959

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Margaret Shaller, Lee & Wolfgang Nauke at a Dept. Convention 1960

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Change of Command Suff Cnty Council: center outgoing com. James Hubbard of Rvhd turns the gavel over to Bruce Barteau (front left) Wolfgang Nauke (front right) installed as Suff Cnty Council Sr Vice. 1959 hel at the Brentwood Post

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The gavel is passed L to R Richard B. Anderson Edward Johnston Lloyd A Romano

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Bill Pasterack & unk

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George Hartman gives a VOD Award

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L to R Dominick Feeney & PP Commander Jack Condon

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Picnic at the Post summer 2003

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St. Patrick's Day 2004 in the Foxhole prior to renovation L to R Dominick Feeney, Butch Fitzsimmons, Bruce Brenner, MCL Joe Harbin, John Fox, Tom Ronanye

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Service at Post Summer 2002 L to R Ed Atkins, unk, Joan Linquist, Don Pelter, John Fox, Bob Mooney, Bob Hoffman.

   
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The First annual car show 2007

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Thanks to the Steinmueller family and all the other volunteers made this day a success

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Color Guard is led by Rudy Sobina, the Guard from L to R Richard Gerbolini, Joseph Young, Robert Fitzsimmons, Glenn Rodriguez. Following the color Guard  Ed Atkins, unk, John Condon, unk, Dominck Feeney

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L to R Com Butch Fitzsimmons, QM Glenn Rodriguez, Alex Squallice St Patrick's day Parade 2007

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L to R Peter Gunther, Andrew Raia, Thomas Ronayne recipients of NYS Conspicuous Service Medal

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L to R Booby Blake, Butch Jensen, Tom Ronayne, Rich Serynek, Andrew Raia, Alex Squallice, John Fox, Peter Gunther Award ceremony at VA Hosp Npt. 2007

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Frnt row L to R Alex Squallice, Rudy Sobina, Bob Mooney, Butch Jensen, Glenn Rodriguez, Bruce Brenner.  BR Lto R Joe Youngs, unk, Gary Steinmueller, Paul Kelly, Butch Fitzsimmons, Jack Dougherty, Rich Gerbolini

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St. Patrick's Day Parade 2007 New York Ave Huntington Sta. next to municipal parking lot location of our first Post.

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L to R Mercedes Bean, Kerri Brenner, Emily Rodriguez, Annemarie Feola Christmas party 2007

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L to R Mercedes, Emily, Kerri, Marisha and 2 month old baby McKayla

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T-Bone & Guest from Lighthouse H.O.G. Xmas 2007

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L to R Bruce Brenner Jack Dougherty, Joseph Youngs Xmass 2007

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Christmas 2007 Mr. & Mrs Conte

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Christmas Party 2007 Mary & PPC Dominick Feeney

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L to R Commander Butch Fitzsimmons Tony Mastroianni , Membership Chair Bruce Brenner award Tony his pin and patch for 55 years service in the VFW, Congradulations Tony! 

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L to R Post Commander Butch Fitzsimmons, Rocco Caruso, Brian Roby Sr Vice/ Membership Chair Bruce Brenner congratulate our 2 newest members to the Post.

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L to R Alex Squillace     &    Jack Dougherty
Hosp Chair/Poppy Chair     Chaplain Jan 2008

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John Fox Jan meeting 2008

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L to R Bob Mooney, Lou Renaldo, Roland Pennino 

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Past Post Commander Dominck Feeney administers the installation of officers ritual with out going Commander Robert Fitzsimmons on th right 

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L to R QM Glenn Rodriguez Chp John Giess SO Jack Dougherty SV Alex Squillace Adj Bobby Blake JV Brian Roby CMR Bruce Brenner

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Installation Apr 2008 L to R Brian Roby Alex Squillace Councilwomen Glenda Jackson Bruce Brenner Assemblyman Jim Conte Glenn Rodriguez John Giess

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Csomo Dalessio, Alex Squillace, and John Giess speaks with Hbr Flds HS students about their military service

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Chris Seaman at Hbr Flds HS Nov 2008

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Butch Jensen & Paul Kelly at Harbor Fields HS Nov 2008

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Butch Jensen reviews his Vietnam scrapbook with Hbr Flds HS students

 

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