Tag Archives: American Legion Post 17


Medals help heal wounds

NAUGATUCK — When Vietnam War veterans returned home, they weren’t greeted the same as veterans from previous wars. “Vietnam veterans are the first group that came home that weren’t celebrated….


Strength in numbers

Post commander on a mission to grow ranks NAUGATUCK — A familiar face at the American Legion Post 17 is hoping to lead the post into a future with more…


Medals carry different meanings for vets

NAUGATUCK — For some veterans it was another medal to proudly wear. For others it was recognition that was long overdue. Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly awarded…


Legion, union hosting Halloween party

NAUGATUCK — Ghouls, goblins and ghosts will once again parade down Old Firehouse Road. American Legion Post 17 and Naugatuck Fire Fighters Local 1219 are hosting their annual Halloween Parade…


Legion holding final registration

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck American Legion Post 17 baseball will be holding final registration for its 2014 Senior and Junior Legion teams on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the…


Naugatuck Legion holding registration

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck American Legion Post 17 baseball will be holding registration for its 2014 Senior (19U) and Junior Legion (17U) teams on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

From left, veterans Mike DeVivo, Tom Honyotski, Naugatuck High junior Greg Marquardt, Naugatuck High junior, veterans Ryan Russett, Ron Fischer, Bob Genovese, Frank Edmonds and Phil Arcuri pose for a picture Feb. 20 at the American Legion Post 17 in Naugatuck. Marquardt and Russett are putting on a ziti dinner to raise money for the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1946. –LUKE MARSHALL

Civics project aims to help veterans

NAUGATUCK — Two Naugatuck High School students are lending a helping hand to veterans’ organizations in the borough. Juniors Gregory Marquardt and Ryan Russett are organizing a ziti dinner to…

Post 17’s John Dean delivers a pitch against Monroe Tuesday at Rotary Field in Naugatuck. Dean pitched a complete game and shutout Monroe as Post 17 won, 4-0. –KEN MORSE

Dean delivers in the clutch

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck American Legion baseball team fell into a slump late last month, running short on arms and trying to fill the void caused by injuries. Post 17…

Post 17 collecting items for veterans

NAUGATUCK — American Legion Post 17 will be collecting items outside of Stop & Shop in Naugatuck for veterans. Items will be collected Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m….

Post 17 two-year players Nolan Kinne (pictured) and Adam Neveski will be looked upon for leadership next year for a Naugatuck team that finished the season strong with a 7-4 record over the last two weeks. –RA ARCHIVE

Post 17 finishes season strong

NAUGATUCK — It’s not as much about how one starts as it is how one finishes. The Naugatuck American Legion Post 17 senior baseball team ended with an 11-16 record,…