WELCOME

 Welcome to Post 313

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COME VISIT US

Welcome to Post 313, our purpose here is to serve Veterans and the Community.

Alberton W. Vinal Post 313 is constantly seeking new members to help in this effort.

If you are an eligible veteran or know of an eligible veteran and would like to join, please stop by the post at 90 Groton Road (Route 40) North Chelmsford or give us a call- 978-251-4933.

You can visit our “About” page for an overview of our structure and history.

Ever wonder why flags are flown at half staff?

This will help explain.

 

We hope you will visit our site often and use it as a source for following both Legion and Community activities. Browse through the menu pages to view upcoming events, Legion, Military, VA news and services we offer.

Please leave a comment below on your likes or dislikes of any postings or if you an event you would like considered for inclusion below.

13 thoughts on “WELCOME

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  4. I recently discovered a Navy Cross recipient buried in St Joseph Cemetery. Not sure anyone is aware, but may be worth recognizing if you do a Memorial Day ceremony. Quite a story …
    Navy Cross Citation
    The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Specialist First Class Edwin William Poitras, United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty as a Member of the Office of Strategic Services, in operations against the armed enemy, in enemy occupied territory on the continent of Europe, from 2 May to 23 September 1944. During this period, Specialist First Class Poitras, after having been dropped from an airplane, acting as wireless operator and assistant to a British Army officer, was responsible for the transmission of numerous operational messages to England and receipt of operational orders from England. Throughout the period of this assignment, Poitras assisted his chief in the organization of resistance forces and in their training for sabotage and guerilla warfare activities. In numerous encounters with both the Gestapo and Germany army units, he acquitted himself with distinction. On one occasion, in the vicinity of Nods, when his group was attacked by a greatly superior force, Poitras remained behind to cover the retreat of his comrades, permitting them to withdraw with small losses. As these duties were performed in civilian clothes, Specialist First Class Poitras was, at all times, subject to execution as a spy in the event of his capture. The actions of Specialist First Class Poitras throughout this dangerous mission were an inspiration to his comrades and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
    Barry Coombs
    CDR USN (Ret)

    • Hi Barry,
      We were unaware of this thanks for informing us.
      Unfortunately our Memorial Day Services are limited to Chelmsford, but I will try to forward the information to the Lowell Post

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