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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Napoleon-Ouellette Post 24
184 Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276

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Itinerary for Incoming National Commander Candidate 2023-24
Daniel J. Seehafer 

Thursday, May 18, 2023 

• Flies into Bangor
• Check into hotel in Waterville
May 19th Friday
• 1000 Department HQ
• 1130 Red Barn for lunch
• 1330 Vets Home Augusta
• Drive through Togus Campus
• Check-in Best Western Rumford
• 1800 Supper at the Lure Restaurant (Thai & American menu)
May 20th Saturday
• 1000/1030 Brunch Post 151 W. Paris
• 1300 Jeri Greenwell funeral Bethel
• 1600 Social hour Post 24 Rumford
May 21st Sunday
• Depart to New Hampshire


 Request for Post 24 and Unit 24 American Legion
Presence and Ceremonial Prayers

Edward J. Roach, Jr.
08/28/1926 - 05/09/2023

With a saddened heart
, I write to inform you as Chaplains of the Rumford American Legion Post and Auxiliary that my father-in-law, World War II Veteran Edward J. Roach, Jr., died this morning.  On behalf of the Roach family, I am requesting that members of Post 24 and Unit 24 be present at Ed's funeral.   The dates and times of his services have yet to be determined. Family members are meeting with the Thibault Funeral Home Director tomorrow morning to make these arrangements. There will be a visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial followed by internment at St. John's cemetery.  I will forward these details to you as soon as they are finalized.

 Edward J. Roach was a member of Post 24 for 50-plus years. He was a past American Legion State Commander, held officer positions at the District and Local levels, and served on many National Committees.  He was a well-respected and loved member of the American Legion Family and returned that affection, respect, and loyalty in service many times over.

 Ed was a seventeen-year-old high school student when his country called him to serve in the Air Corps.  His date of enlistment was 9 Dec 1943. Ed was Honorably Discharged from military service on 10 Feb 1947. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.  He was a proud Veteran and a proud American. 

 Thank you for your consideration.

Carol Roach, Napoleon Ouellette American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 Member





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