JAMES E. KOUTZ
National Commander James E. "Jim" Koutz made his visitation to the 5th District American Legion on Wednesday April 10th at the Beeches in Rome, NY. He had a full day as he was met by district officials. Many counties and posts were represented at his honorary dinner which was excellent. Kudos to the Beeches kitchen staff.
From Oswego County we had 11 representatives: Commander Ted Waters; County Adjutant Shawn Mills and wife, Angie; 5th District Membership Chairman James Ellis and wife; John Young; Donna Kestner; Past District Commander (PDC) Tom Brown; PDC David Walker; PDC Delos Rowlee; Past District President Betty Rowlee.
Here are a few of Doug Malin's fine photographs:
Oswego Co. Cmdr. Ted Waters, Cmdr. Koutz, Mike Michalski (Lewis Co.)
PDC Tom Brown
PDC David Walker with Commander Koutz
Commander Koutz with PCC Shawn Mills
Cmdr. Koutz with PDC Delos Rowlee and PDP Betty Rowlee
Cmdr. Koutz accepts donation from Oswego County
Commander Ted Waters for Operation Comfort Warriors
View of dignitaries at the head table 4.10.2013 - Beeches Inn