Members of American Legion Post 64, Sons of the American Legion and several of the American Legion Junior Shooters recently repainted and placed the original markings of the Vietnam-era Duster that stands in front of the Post. Pictured are Gabriel Cothren, who crafted the sign dedicating the Duster to the Lawrence E. Filley Family, Larry VanveKoven who lead the project, Ron Filley, whose family the Duster is dedicated to, Brian Low who did the stars and lettering, and Post Commander Louis Gray.
American Legion Post 64 dedicated the freshly painted Duster to the Lawrence E. Filley Family on Saturday, April 1. Pictured are Ron Filley, his son, and Commander Louis Gray.
Lawrence E. Filley enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1952. He served this country honorably in Maine, Bermuda, Vietnam, Biak (in Indonesia), Netherlands East Indies, Taiwan, Alaska, Morocco and Pakistan. He retired in 1980 as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). He was one of the first to attain the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Lawrence Filley and his wife Gladys were major supporters of American Legion Post 64.