- Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:27 am
With a hand across her heart, Donna Monteleone opened Wednesday’s Veterans Day ceremony with a prayer for the “devotion of those who have fought for freedom, and those who laid down their lives.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308 chaplain and also a veteran, Ms Monteleone addressed a crowd of post members and supporters whose faces and service spanned decades. Korean War veteran George Lockwood Sr stood just a few paces away from younger veterans, including current US Marine Corps Sergeant Dustin Gill.
- Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm
When former resident Colonel Robert Morris, Jr (Ret), returned to Newtown recently, he met Frank Colacurcio at VFW Post 308. The two subsequently met at the former home of Col Morris’s father, the late Robert C. Morris, Sr, where Mr Colacurcio noticed statues of soldiers — concrete stone men in military uniform, arms raised in salute. Col Morris and his father are both veterans. The men then had the idea that similar statues would be a good addition at the VFW.
- Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:34 am
Occupation: I work in Information Technologies for a local pharmaceutical company. I’m kind of a mixture of systems engineer and project manager.
Family: I’m married to Kristin, who is a math teacher in Trumbull. We’ve been married for ten years.
Pets: We have three cats: a 21-year-old calico cat, named Guinness, and two tuxedo cats, Maggie and McGee, that are about five years old. We adopted them from The Animal Center.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:47 am
On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
VFW members and supporters often stand on the corner of Mile Hill Road and Main Street South to show their patriotism when events such as The CT United Ride, an annual motorcycle ride that honors those lost on 9/11, runs past the post as it moves through Newtown. It is just one way the VFW Post has been part of the community since it was chartered in March 1939. The public is invited to join current and former members to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the post on Sunday, March 2.