Sunday, January 11, 2015
Award-Winning Historian Named to Department Position
Frank Carletta, an award-winning American Legion historian, has been appointed Department of New York historian, Adjutant James Casey announced.
He succeeds long-time Department Historian Raphael “Buzz” Blevins.
“I am very excited about it,” Carletta said. A member of the Legion for 31 years, he is active with Henry P. Smith Post 24 in Rome, where he serves as first vice commander and Color Guard member/coordinator. He is currently both Oneida County and 5th District historian. In 2006, Carletta won the Department’s first place honors for post history/yearbook. Then in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 he won first place for county history/yearbook, and in 2013 he took top honors for district history/yearbook.
He is a member of both the New York American Legion Association of Historians and the New York American Legion Press Association.