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Sgt. James F. Carty, DSC VFW Post 1545

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 6/7/24 | 6/7/24

We had our VFW Memorial Ceremony at the Ashland cemetery at Sgt. James F. Carty’s grave, Windham Cemetery and the Hensonville Memorial Monument on May 30th as that is the original Memorial Day and we traditionally perform the ceremony on that day. 

We were fortunate to have the Greene County Marine Corp League assist with our ceremony. 

At our Post this Sunday, June 9, the Windham Rotary will hold a breakfast fundraiser to benefit the WAJ Scholarship fund.

They will serve eggs of any style, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee. Come and meet the members of the Windham Rotary Foundation.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and the cost of breakfast will be a goodwill offering. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Jewett Memorial Association wants to thank all who supported their Chili Cookoff. The turnout was excellent and the funds raised will be put towards the monument to be erected honoring the veterans of Jewett. Thank you to all who attended. 

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day –– the largest amphibious military operation of modern times when 156,000 Allied troops landed by sea and air on five beachheads in Normandy, France.

We honor all those who fought and died defending freedom on that historic day. On D Day, 4,415 Allied personal died.

Of these, 2,501 US troops, 1,449 British troops, 391 Canadian troops and 73 from other allied countries were killed. As 2,000 paratroopers faced 345,000 bullets, across an area of sky covering 9 squares miles, the chances of survival were 1 in 4. 

So much has been documented regarding the invasion but not to be overlooked was the number of lives lost. Let us remember the brave soldiers that fought for our freedoms in this war and all who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is the reason we honor our fallen on Memorial Day.

Upcoming events for our Post will be Friday, August 2, at Christmans Windham House Country Club. For information regarding the outing, you can email me at

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced two burial updates for service members who have been missing and unaccounted for from World War II. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

—-Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. George E. Davies, 27, of Portland, Oregon, was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force. His bomber was hit by enemy anti-aircraft and crashed on Aug. 1, 1943. He will be buried in his hometown on June 21, 2024.

Army Pvt. 1st Class Mose E. Vance, 21, of Bradshaw, West Virginia, was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Jan. 11, 1945, and the War Department issued a Report of Death in December that same year. He will be buried in Paynesville, West Virginia, on a date to be determined. 

Please remember our troops still serving around the world and keep them in your thoughts and prayers to keep them safe. God Bless America.

Marc Farmilette, PDC – Post 1545 Commander


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