American Legion History – Chapel Hill

We have been reading some interesting things about the American Legion in Chapel Hill over the past several years. We have heard stories about our aged facilities, dying veterans, folding up (our tents) and heading out, or even leaving Chapel Hill. It is like some of our neighbors are writing and talking about the veterans of Chapel Hill without reading their “book”–their history.

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Bruce Martindale Passing

We are very sorry to announce that one of our long time members, Bruce Martindale, passed away yesterday. Bruce Martindale has been a member of Chapel Hill Post 6 for 44 years and served in the U.S. Navy as a Signalman in the South China Sea and Okinawa, Japan. Bruce was a resident of Carolina Meadows.

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Vietnam Veterans Gather to Remember

The Durham area Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 530 members gathered today at the Durham Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial. It was just a few days since Veterans Day, but the members have decided that it was time to honor and remember Vietnam War dead on a monthly basis. This was the first monthly event of many.

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Chapel Hill K9 Unit Demo at Post – Nov 8

The Chapel Hill K9 Unit frequents our post to train new K9 cadets and maintain the skills of both officer and K9 dogs. We see them often and we enjoy watching and observing them in action. This coming Tuesday, they will be working out at the post at about 5 pm and post members are welcome to observe them in training. The time is approximately 5 pm., Tuesday, November 8th.

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