Vet honored for 70 years in Legion

March 24, 2014 • Local News

World War II veteran John Simons Jr., 91, at left, was honored on Monday by the American Legion for his 70 years of continuous service to the organization. Roswell Post 28 Commander Orlando Padilla, center, and Membership Chairperson Nancy Britton visited Simons to make the award presentation. (Randal Seyler Photo)

Members of American Legion Post 28 honored a Roswell veteran on Monday for 70 years of continuous membership in the Legion.

John Simons Jr., 91, received an award for his lifetime membership in the American Legion — a membership that began with Simons’ service in World War II.

“Such record of consistent loyalty to the American Legion merits the honor of being cited as an outstanding contributor to the programs of the American Legion,” according to the award, which was signed by American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger and National Adjutant Daniel S. Login to read more

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