The American Legion is a not-for-profit, federally charted organization. David S. Miles Post 174 is a community service outlet that provides opportunities for social activity, and mutual support among the community veteran's and their families, with a dedication to successfully carry out selfless acts of service to community, state and nation.
The American Legion Post 174 was created in 1946-47 and named after David S. Miles, who lost his life during the sinking of the "USS Dorchester." This ship is remembered for the four Chaplains who gave up their life jackets to others and thus lost their lives as well.
Membership over the years is steadily increasing with over 370 members. A new detachment has been added: The Sons of the American Legion, which is being received with great enthusiasm. The American Legion Auxiliary is also a strong and vibrant support to our members and the community.
David S. Miles Post 174 sponsors a Boys Scout troop, local sports team, a drum and bugle corps and delegates to Boys State. They also plan the town's annual Memorial Day and Veteran's Day ceremonies as well as numerous fundraising activities and community needs.
Anyone who served in the Armed Forces during periods established by the Congress of the United States is eligible. For further information or any questions please contact the Post at (203) 888-2988.
Post Officers: 2012-2013
Commander - Hank Rotzal
Sr. Vice Commander - Bob Mitchel
Jr. Vice Commander - Gary Kichar
Adjutant - Bill Baxter
Chaplin - Carl Ottowell
Sgt At Arms - Joe Quick
Finance Officer - Jack Patton
Service Officers - Ken Mintz, Hank Rotzal, Jim Walsh
Sons of the American Legion: 2012-2013
Commander - Mike Quimby
Sr. Vice Commander - Jarred Worobel
Jr Vice Commander - Jack Savoy
Finance Officer - Jim Walsh
Auxiliary Officers: 2012-2013
President - Edna Turner
Sr. Vice President - Jennifer Miles
Jr. Vice President -
Secretary - Michele Savoy
Treasurer - Laura Miller
Legion Riders: 2012-2013
Director - Glen Barrett
Asst. Director - Gary Kichar
Treasurer - Jack Patton
Sgt At Arms - Don Hotchkiss
Chaplin - Marlene Pudim
Road Captain - Kevin Miles