Each year on Memorial Day, the American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 honors those veterans from Windham who have passed away that year with a bell ceremony. Their names are read followed by the tolling of the bell. As adjutant to the post I try keep a record of those veterans who passed away who had an affiliation with the town of Windham in some capacity as a resident, attended Windham schools, worked here, etc. The names are then submitted for the bell ceremony to be held in front of the high school on Memorial Day.
To insure that the Post recognizes all the departed veterans, here, for community review, is a list of those who passed away between May 2016 and May 2017.
Michael D’Orio, May 2016
Gilbert G. Gallant, June 2016
John P. Coffey, June 2016
Gordon Harvey, (Post 148), June 2016
Richard Mitchell (Post 148), September 2016
Lloyd Rogers, September 2016
Russell Olsen, December 2016
Fred Wright, (VFW Post 10643)
Hugh “Sonny” Butler, December 2016
Muriel Mulkern, 101, January 2017
Ralph Miele (Post 148), January 2017
Bud Fogg, January 2017
John Gavin, (VFW Post 10643), February 2017
Ken L Winship, February 2017
Walter M. Parker, April 2017
Please review the list. If you find that the post has missed a veteran, please contact me at 892-1306 to have the name of your loved one added to the list to be honored.
Adjutant, Field-Allen Post 148