This is in response to the letter to editor by John McAuley (“Who will tell their stories when WWII vets are gone?,” June 4). He is right, because when the World War II vets are gone, so are their stories.

We still have 12 World War II vets at the Smith-Wiley Post 4 in Gardiner, but for how long? As the Post historian, I would like them, with the help of family members if necessary, to write down their stories. Any documentation they may have would help.

The historian has done much research in the 72 past commanders of the Post and has also written a Post history. More information is always helpful.

Also, if any family member can shed some light on their relative who were a member of the GAR Heath Post 6 after the Civil War, the historian would like to hear from them. Can never get enough history information before it is lost for good. The Post email is [email protected]

Roger J. Paradis

Post 4 adjutant


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