The national commander of the American Legion is scheduled to visit local Legion posts on a three-day tour that begins Friday.

Fang Wong will be in Portland on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, he will have breakfast at William R. Bold Post 181, Litchfield, before visiting Smith-Wiley Post 4, Gardiner.

He is scheduled to have lunch at Harry J. Conway Post 135, Sabattus, before going to Goodrich-Caldwell Post 6, Hallowell.

Richmond’s Emerson and Lane Post 132, will host a banquet in honor of Wong on Saturday night with state commander Brenda Dearborn, .

He departs Sunday to visit posts in other states, according to Lloyd Woods, state adjutant at the American Legion Department Headquarters in Waterville.

Woods said veterans are welcome to visit with Wong whether or not they are Legion members.

Wong, of East Brunswick, N.J., spent 20 years in the Army, including 25 months in Vietnam. He retired as chief warrant officer in 1989 and was elected national commander in September.

The American Legion bills itself as the nation’s largest veterans service organization.


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