Author Archives: Dean Kasparek

Hero Dogs

Meet Hero Dog LT Robert Kirby! Hero dogs are “exceptionally trained canines who are teamed with other heroes, U.S. military veterans who have served honorably in our armed forces. Together these heroes form a dynamic team that can restore independence, provide confidence, and improve the quality of life for a veteran who has been injured or disabled.” LT Kirby’s training was sponsored by Post 1156 and he will soon be matched with his veteran partner. Stay tuned for more information!

74th Annual Commemoration of the Battle for Iwo Jima. 3/18-29/2019

Comrade Joe Germano attended the 74th Annual Commemoration of the Battle for Iwo Jima.  He visited the Pacific Islands of Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. During his visit he was fortunate enough to meet the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller. Comrade Germano is also seen here on his return trip Captain George Bustillo, and three copilots. Captain Bustillo emailed saying “It was a pleasure and an honor to have you onboard our 777-300 ER flight from Tokyo to Newark today.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.”