Department Commander's Visitation Sunday December 12, 2004

Paul A. Cortright

Paul was born in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from North Syracuse High School. He is married to the former Linda Adams, his wife of 44 years. They have three sons Paul Jr., David and Randy. They also have nine grandchildren.

Paul joined the United States Army in 1958 and remained there until July 1981 when he retired. He serve in Hawaii, Germany, Italy and Vietnam.

After retiring from the Army Paul worked at Fort Drum for 19 years as a security specialist, retiring in 2001.

 Patricia T. Dyer

Pat is an Honorary Life Member of Mohawk Unit 1450, in Halfmoon. She served as Saratoga County President and 8 terms as Treasurer. She was elected to the position of Fourth District President for the 1996 -1997 administrative year.

Pat received her eligibility in the American Legion Auxiliary through her husband Bob, who served with the United States Army during the Viet Nam era. He is a Life Member of Mohawk Post 1450 and a Past Fourth District Commander and District Legionnaire of the Year in 1998. He has also served at the Department level as Special Activities Chairman and Children & Youth Vice-Chairman. Pat and Bob are the parents of two grown children. Rick is a Charter Member of Squadron 1450 and currently lives in the Dallas, TX area. Heather is a 32 year member of Unit 1450 and resides in Ballston Lake.


 Chenango County Department Commanders Visitation:  

Sunday December 12th 

started with Breakfast at Oxford American Legion Fort Hill Post 376 (So. Washington St., Oxford) at 9:30 am  

at 11:30 am there was a Tour of NYS Vets Home Oxford (rte 220)



The tour continued with a trip to Dan Wesson Firearms (Rte 12 South of Norwich) at 1:30 pm and ended at Norwich American Legion Lt. Warren Eaton Post 189 (Sheldon St. Norwich) at 3:00 pm for Cocktails with an Early Dinner following.


Dept. of NY - Commander Cortright's Visitation - 2004

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Commander Cortright with Chenango County Officers attend the Oxford Legion (Post 376) Breakfast

Left to right: Service Officer Terry Bresina; Vice Commander (acting commander) Frederick A. Baker; Dept. of NY Commander Paul A. Cortright; Norwich Post 189 Commander Frank Revoir; and Bradd Vickers Chenango County Adjutant.

Commander Cortright with some of the American Legion Riders at the Oxford Breakfast

Dept. Commander Cortright's visitation included a tour of the NYS Vet's Home

Left to right:

Dept. Vice Commander Charles W. Kimball; County 1st V-Commander Frederick Baker;  Dept of NY Commander Paul A. Cortright; Vet Home's Recreation Director Allen Hobson; Dept. of NY Auxiliary President Patricia Dyer; Dept of NY S.A.L. Detachment Commander Lawrence Montello; 6th District Commander Alvy Lucas;  6th District V-Commander Sani Oborski; Chenango County Auxiliary President  Barbara Pierce; 6th District Auxiliary President Betty Lane.

Continuation of tour with a visit to Dan Wesson Firearms

Left to right: Bradd Vickers Chenango County Adjutant; Dept of NY Commander Cortright; Bob Serva Owner of Dan Wesson Firearms; Chenango County Vice-Commander Frederick Baker.

Dept. Commander's Visitation 2004 ended with early dinner at Norwich Post 189


(above) Distinguished guests at head table

 Commander Cortright and 
President Dyer receive gifts 
Commander Cortright with Paul Russo (American Legion Riders) and the Kitchen help from Norwich Post 189


Left to right: Norwich Mayor (and Norwich Post 189 1st Vice-Commander) Robert Raphael; Terry Bresina County Service Officer; Norwich Post 189 Adjutant Husky Hyder; Commander Cortright; County Vice-Commander Frederick A. Baker; Norwich Post 189 Commander Frank Revoir

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