New Page:  Veteran Related Events (VRE)

P. Ciarelli  September 13, 2019

I was at the Hero's Cafe today for the first time.  Great bunch of folks!  I also got my copy of Steve's book.    One thing I noticed is that there were a lot of handouts about veternan this and that's.  I thought it would be good to have them in at least one place on the web.  I don't know of anywhere else, so I made one.  Check it out!  Use the contact page to get your event listed there.

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Underway! One sailor’s story of life aboard US Navy destroyers.  by Steve Tindall

P. Ciarelli  September 3, 2019

Post Member Steve Tindall has written a book about his experiences on active duty.  You can purchase it on Amazon!  The ebook is only 4.99, but how are you going to get the author to sign that!  Congratulations Steve!

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Introducing the Red, White, and Blue pages
Paul Ciarelli    August 15, 2019

I was looking up a business to do some gutter work on my house and I wondered if anyone in the post had a gutter business.  After realizing that there was no way for me to know that, I thought it would be useful to have a web page dedicated for advertising Veteran Owned Businesses.   That would include your immidiate famly member's businesses also.    Ads on this page will be free.  (Donations won't be turned down!) There would still be a small fee for advertisements on other pages.    Oh, by the way, any VOB's out there that do gutters?
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A Word to the Wise about Internet Bad Guys.
P. Ciarelli   August 21, 2019

This website, and many others that you visit, contain a certain amount of personal information, such as our names, dates of events, etc.  The bad guys out there use that to call you and try to fool you into giving up your personal information.  For example, some jerk might call and say that he's a member (using one of our names)  that is collecting donations for one of our events.  They can be terribly convincing.  Don't buy it.  That's not how good businesses do business.  Hanging up is the best policy.  If you're not comfortable doing that, hang up quietly.  Better yet, don't pick up the line in the first place.  Also, look into a wonderful service called Nomorobo.  I know that it is free with Spectrum land lines.  We use it and hardly any calls get through.  It rings once then it goes to... well, who cares!  There are also paid alternatives for cell lines.  Check with your carrier.

This kind of thing is nothing new.  I was working at a gas station when I was in high school in the 70's.   During the gas crisis (remember that!) there were mile long lines of cars trying to fill up when they saw a gas station that was open.  On one of those days, I was pumping gas one car after another, and soon people started handing me tickets saying that they prepaid for gas with some guy down the street.  Those weren't happy encounters.   What a day.  At least the gas was only 35 cents a gallon.    The gas station owner, Don Burlas, used to let our families come down late at night to fill up!  He was one top notch guy.

Update:  If you want an idea how scary it is out there, check out the blog from this Security Awareness company.
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Chaplain's Corner
Our post Chaplain, David DeBerge, has a youtube channel!  He interviewed our Post Finance Officer, Tom Visintainer on July 25th. It's very informative!  Check it out here!
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Check out David's recent  "Voice of the People" entry here:  Kenosha News VotP.  
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Sign up on myLegion
Crystal Carter    August 12, 2019

Here is a link to the myLegion introduction page:  myLegion 
From this page you can sign in or create a new account.  After you sign in, you will be able to view electronic copies of Post 21 newsletters, and many other things pertaining to your membership in The American Legion!  Don't miss news about the benefits of Your membership.
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Call for Content
Paul Ciarelli    August 2019

Do you have a little Lois Lane or  Jimmy Olsen, in you, or a little bit of both?   If you have articles, pictures, or ideas on what should or could be on this new website, please use the "Contact Us" page to submit them!


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Phishing Telephone Calls to American Legion Members
Several members have indicated they were called by someone claiming to represent The American Legion -- specifically National Adjutant Dan Wheeler -- requesting the member’s checking account number so they could make a donation to The American Legion.  Anyone making such a call is operating a scam.
The American Legion National Headquarters has not and will never call members requesting this type of information!
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More information about Pvt. Paul E. Herrick. 
Missing Marines  -  The author of the Missing Marines website has a link to a book he wrote at the top of the page.   Give that link a click, it looks very interesting.