Wednesday, August 22, 2012

COMMANDER 2012-2013

 John J Knapp
Detachment of New York
3572 Route 79
Harpursville, NY 13787-

John joined the U.S. Marine Corps in March of 1969. He was deployed to Vietnam and during his tour he was wounded in both arms and had permanent damage to his hearing. John was awarded The Purple Heart for the injuries he received and has been awarded 90% disability. John is an active member of Post 1390 as a dual member of the Sons & Legion.

John received his eligibility for membership in the Sons through his father, Kenneth Knapp, who served in WWII. Ken was a member of Post 1596 in Harpursville, NY. He was a very active member at the post level and above.

John has been a member of the Son’s for thirty years and is a member of Squadron # 1390 in Maine, New York. John has been active, and held various offices at the Squadron, County and District levels. He has been Assistant Sergeant of Arms for the Detachment and has served on the Children & Youth and VA & VR committees. John recently completed two years as Detachment-Vice Commander for the 5th & 6th Districts.

In June 2011, John received his Diploma from the American Legion College of New York, where he “satisfactorily completed the prescribed and approved course of study in Leadership.” In addition, he completed both Level I and II of the National Management Institute of the National Sons of The American Legion.

John is a true supporter of his community. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Harpursville Fire Department for five years and with the Sanitaria Springs Fire Department for three years. John has been a driver of the Colesville Ambulance Squad for thirteen years. In addition, John has actively supported the Harpursville Schools Marching Band for over twelve years. He is a long standing member of the Harpursville Methodist Church.
In 2010, John retired from Rogers Trucking after twenty-five years of service with the company as an over the road trucker.
John is married to his loving wife Ida. They have a combined total of 6 children, four daughters and two sons, 14 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. Ida has also been very involved with the American Legion Auxiliary for many years at the Unit, County and District levels.

Commander's Project

The American Legion National Emergency Fund
You may present your check directly to Commander Knapp when he visits your County, or you may wish to mail your contribution to:
SUITE 1300
ALBANY, NY 12207

Make Checks Payable to:
Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of New York
and note on memo line NEF or Commander's Project

For information about this project connect to National Site

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