Monday, February 16, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th. Meeting CANCELLED due to adverse weather conditions

The Commander has announced that the regular scheduled VFW Post 9617 meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Friday, February 13, 2015

*** MONTHLY MEETING REMINDER ***

NEXT MEETING:  February 18, 2015  (7:30 PM)
Parking available at shopping center

Your attendance is of great importance.

Important announcement:
Please pay your dues.
You have been sent a notice.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

BLUMENTHAL AND LEONE FEATURED AT VETS DINNER



On the far left, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, on the far right CT State Senator Carlo Leone, Chair of Veterans Committee, third from left Marco Pensiero, member of VFW Post 9617, who was honored at the dinner.








Left, Rev. Msgr. Brig.Gen. Ret. Ted Malanowski, member of VFW Post 9617  and Col. Davin M. Dwyer, M.D., US Army, Served in Iraq. Dr. Dwyer was honored at the Knights of Columbus dinner honoring veterans.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

VFW POST 9617 LED THE CELEBRATION OF VETERANS DAY IN STAMFORD

TWO BRIG.GENERALS HONORED AT VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION 
HOSTED BY VFW POST 9617







Marco Pensiero, Korean War combat veteran, and member of VFW Post 9617, led the procession, at Veterans Mass at, St. Mary's Church, Stamford, Ct.



Left to right, Brig. General Richard Ursone and Brig. General Mnsg.Thaddeus F. Malanowski, a member VFW  Post 9617, cut the cake at the celebration of Veterans Day  sponsored by the the VFW Post









Michael D. Macri, a long time member of VFW Post 9617, led the procession at the Veterans Mass,at St. Mary's Church, on Veterans Day. A standing room only crowd attended.



Veterans gather at altar of St. Mary's Church, Stamford, CT on Veterans Day

All Photos: Anthony Smeriglio


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

VFW POST 9617 HOLIDAY DINNER HONORED VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM STAMFORD


Photo by:  Anthony Smeriglio

LEFT TO RIGHT,  STANDING GUEST LINWOOD WHITLEY,  VFW POST MEMBERS, ADJUTANT JAMES  S. VLASTO, QUARTERMASTER BRIG. GEN. (RET) ROBERT CODY, SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT, VFW POST MEMBER, CHRIS MUNGER,  GUEST, ROBERT MAYES JR., AND MEMBER  ROBERT MAYES, SR.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Recent Events attended and hosted by VFW Post 9617 Membership


James R. Santangelo, Commander of VFW Post 9617 and his wife MaryAnn with their dog Lady prior to joining the July 4, 2014 parade in Jay, NY.  The World War II jeep is the Commander's favorite means of transportation.






VFW POST 9617  HOLIDAY DINNER

The opening ceremony  of VFW Post 9617 Holiday Dinner Dec. 17 2014. Officers from L. to R.
Marco Pensiero Chaplain, Brig. Gen. Retired Robert Cody Quartermaster, James Santangelo Commander, Brig. Gen Retired Mnsg. Ted Malanowski Chaplain, and James S. Vlasto,  Adjutant. A capacity crowd attended the dinner including members of the Post and their families,  who were joined by friends and supporters from Stamford,Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan .


VFW Post  9617 College  Scholarship awarded to Westhill High School Student

Left to right, Archie Elam, head of the scholarship committee of VFW Post 9617, Amber Redshirt, the 2014 recipient of the scholarship, Xavier L. Shellman, Amber's mother, and a member of VFW Post 9617, and Commander James Santangelo, VFW Post 9617, at the Post's Annual Holiday Dinner, December 17, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Introducing VFW Post 9617

Post 9617 Members Serving Overseas


MSgt TOM FINN, on left a member of VFW Post 9617 post, and a buddy from his unit  in Afghanistan going through a package the Post sent to Tom.  The VFW Post pays for the supplies that are sent by Connie and John Telesco of Stamford, CT.


ANTHONY INZITARI, member of VFW POST 9617. in Afghanistan. Serving our country in the tradition of the 10,000 Stamford residents who served during World War II. Stamford men saw combat during the Korean War and in Vietnam. Many of those are members of VFW Post 9617.






VFW POST 9617 Member Chief Warrant Officer CRAIG WHEELER while serving in Afghanistan as Helicopter Pilot.








MEMBERS OF THE VFW POST 9617 AT HONOR OUR VETERANS CEREMONY PRESENTED BY WEST HILL HIGH SCHOOL, STAMFORD CT

LEFT TO RIGHT, COMMANDER JAMES SANTANGELO, FRANK DEMASI, ARCHIE ELAM,  SIGISMONDO M. ROMANO, MARCO PENSIERO,  BRG. General Ret. ROBERT M. CODY and the late BUD WARNER who passed away August 2014.

Memorial Day Parade on May 30 2014.

Korean War combat veterans and members of VFW Post 9617 MARCO PENSIERO, left, AND RALPH BOCUZZO at the Memorial Day Parade in Stamford, CT.
VFW Post 9617 Commander James Santangelo, left, Members Pat LaMalva and John Golino attending one of many events in Stamford that Post Members participate in to honor all our veterans.




ARCHIE ELAM, member of VFW Post 9617 and a West Point graduate, planting flag at grave of Stamford veteran on Memorial Day 2014. VFW Post 9617 annually honors all veterans on Memorial Day by planting flags at grave sites. Many volunteers assist post members in the ceremony.

Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha joined members of the Post at statue dedication

Left to right, Morton Dean, former CBS and ABC News anchor and correspondent, Paul W. Bucha, Medal of Honor recipient,Vietnam,1968 and Brig. General Robert M.Cody, Member of VFW Post 9617, Stamford, CT, at the dedication of the statue of Master Sergeant Homer L. Wise, recipient of the Medal of Honor during World War II and a Stamford resident, on May 26, 2013. Mr. Bucha was the keynote speaker and Mr. Dean served as Master of ceremonies.