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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Dept. Commander Honors Cortland Co. Vet

    CORTLAND — New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor brought a message of “Service First” to the Legion Family in Cortland County Nov. 21, and honored Leo Joe Dwyer, a 61-year member of Truxton American Legion Post 963.

    Leo Joe Dwyer and Ken Governor

    Leo Joe Dwyer receives Award of Excellence from Dept. Commander Ken Governor. Photo by Doug Malin.

    Governor presented the Department Commander’s Award of Excellence to Dwyer, calling him a “Legionnaire’s Legionnaire.” Dwyer has served in numerous positions at the post, county and district levels, including that of commander. He is a past vice commander of the Department of New York, and he has served on the Department Finance Committee as well as on several national committees. Dwyer is a Korean War veteran.

    The commander’s visit was a joint visitation with New York Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and New York Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander John Chang.

    The trio enjoyed lunch at Homer American Legion Post 465, laid a wreath with Cortland County American Legion Commander Mike McDermott at Cortland’s Veterans Memorial Park, and toured the Living History Center in Cortland before speaking at the dinner in their honor at Cortland Post 489.