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2022 Activities



Honoring a Fallen Hero

Recently, Commander Doug Frank was contacted by Maureen Theisz of Westwood.  She is the sister of  2nd LT Peter Patrick Murner Jr., USMC, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. In 2015 the Borough dedicated five ball fields in the names of the five young men from Hillsdale who were killed in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Post 162 held a fund raiser to install plaques at each of the fields. The formal dedication of the fields was done on Memorial Day 2015. The field for Peter, who was known as Rick, is located on Hillsdale Ave and is the main base ball field for town leagues.

Mrs. Theisz had kept her brother’s Marine Corps dress white uniform over all these years.  She was hoping that it could be used or preserved.  Once the condition was determined, she had it cleaned and pressed. The Legion Post replaced some missing insignias and the uniform blouse is now displayed in the entrance hall of Post 162.  On May 7th at the Post 162 monthly meeting the Uniform was unveiled and put on display. Enclosed are photos of Commander Frank and the Plaque when it was installed at the field, the uniform ready for display and a photo of 2nd LT Peter Murner.



Post 162 Collects Medications and Needed Supplies for Ukrainians


It was short notice, but we requested our Members and Sal Members to bring items needed bythe  refugees from Ukraine at our March 5th meeting.  Past Commander Phil Langner advised us of a Ukrainian Church in Clifton that was collecting the supplies. We continue to collect these needed items to support those who are victims of this war of aggression being waged by Russia against Ukraine.  Click below to see the list of items being requested. Also below is a picture of the initial items donated at the Post. Past Commander DeRosa worked with Pascack Pharmacy, who collected much of the initial supplies.



Sons of the Legion Commander Rich Correri, Past Commander Langner and Commander Frank









In Memorium


Service Officer Fred Grimaldi passed away after a breif illness complicated by Covid.  Fred was 91 years old and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era.  He served in Germany. Fred held both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and spent his career with the Port Authority of NY/NJ before his retirment. He is survived by his wife Ellen. Thank you Fred and RIP. You will be missed.




Combined Canteen and General Meeting


We changed our meeting times and structure starting with our February meeting.  We moved the meetings to the first Saturday of the month (February 5th) and held our breakfast/canteen at 9 AM followed by the General Meeting at 10 AM.  Chef Ken Smith prepared a breakfast that brought memories back to many of our members.  He served S.O.S. (chipped beef on biscuits) as well as sausages and bagels. We invited SAL members to attend as well.