Department Commander's Visitation Monday October 17, 2005


  2005 - 2006
Department Commander

Stanley H. Clark 

Department of New York President


Stan was born in Penn Yan, New York. Stan has two sons, Stanley and James and two grandchildren, Kennedy and Colin.

Stan on February 7,1952, while attending Geneva High School enlisted in the United States Army. While on active duty he completed his high school education. Stan served with the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict from July 1952 to 1953. He also served with the 1st Infantry Division and the 197th Trans BN, during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1967, and from 1969 to 1971. He continued his service until his honorable retirement in March 1972.

After retiring from the Army Stan returned home to Penn Yan. He was appointed Director of the Yates County Veterans Service Agency in September 1974 and worked until his retirement in September 1994.



Cayuga County Committee,  7th District, proudly presents, Mary J. Williams as  President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York for 2005-2006. She was installed on July 9, 2005 at the Department Convention in Binghamton, NY. Installing Officer was Phyllis Bachman, Past National President

Mary’s eligibility is through her husband Robert, a retired Navy veteran after 22 years of service including tours during both Korea and Vietnam.

A 28 year member of the Auxiliary, Mary has served in most elected offices and committee appointments in both her Unit and County. She has been Unit President and Membership Chairman numerous times and has served as County president five terms.


 Chenango County Department Commanders Visitation:  

Schedule for Monday - October 17th, 2005

11:00 AM Tour of the Veterans Home in Oxford - and press conference
Noon Luncheon after Tour
1:15-3:00PM Tour Gallery 3-2-1
3:00PM Back to Hotel
6:00-7:00PM Cocktail Hour at Oxford Legion
7:00PM Dinner
7:30PM Program begins
  • Oxford Post Commander, Ray Krygier
  • Chenango County Sgt.-at-Arms, Frank Revoir
  • County Commander, Frederick A. Baker
  • Visitation Committee Chair, John Sherman







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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