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Strength through truth

For 50 years, the Defense Information School has turned out highly trained journalists, broadcasters and public affairs professionals. By John Raughter – October 1, 2014 Featured in The American Legion Magazine Objective truth, just the facts, spin or propaganda – the diversity of viewpoints about military public affairs is as wide as the spectrum of opinions about the armed forces. But for... 
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Soldier Missing from WWII Accounted For

The remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was buried on Sep. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. On June 15, 1944, as part of an Allied strategic goal to secure the Mariana Islands, U.S. forces were ordered to occupy Saipan.... 
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Riders Committee Report

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS COMMITTEE Chairman Bill Carr, Chairman Accomplishments of the American Legion Riders • Membership is at 3,500 as of the last report dated 5/29/14 • For the first time since reorganization, the Legion Riders finances are in the black. • Two resolutions will be voted on at the Legion Riders D.E.C. meeting on Friday, September 19, 2104 at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA.... 
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SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION COMMITTEE Chairman John A. Eisler, Jr. Pennsylvania holds the honor of the largest Sons of The American Legion Detachment in the world. They have once again surpassed the previous year’s membership with all three sections reporting over 100% with a total membership of 59,030 for the 2013 – 2014 year. The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania’s Sons of The American... 
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