American Legion Reynoldsburg Post 798 12th District Council Department of Ohio
                                                  American Legion                                                 Reynoldsburg Post 798                                                  12th District Council                                                  Department of Ohio

NEW WAR MEMOIRS RELEASED BY POST COMANDER

On August 2, a new book co-written by Post 798's Commander, Pete Margaritis was released. The book, entitled Twenty-Two on Peleliu, chronicles the remarkable World War II memoirs of an “Old Breed” Marine. These memoirs depict the very unusual life of a recently passed local veteran celebrity, George Peto of Columbus, Ohio, as told to the post commander, who is a prominent military author. In a collaborative effort recorded through 14 months of interviews, George recalled in detail to Cdr. Margaritis the exciting elements of his fascinating life.

 

Growing up in the Great Depression, the adventures of this happy-go-lucky kid, like an early day Forrest Gump, touched on so many unique facets of American history in the 20th Century. From gazing up at early dirigibles in Akron, Ohio during the Great Depression, to fishing and trapping on the Erie Canal not far from a gangster’s hideout, to working in the CCC out West. And his experiences in World War II were even more memorable as he fought in four famous Pacific campaigns with an elite unit: The First Marines. Even after the war, he seldom had a dull moment, once fighting for what he believed right up to the Supreme Court (and he WON). Yes, George Peto was an extraordinary individual and lived a life more exciting than any four normal individuals. This is the story of a true Marine.


The book, published by Casemate, is available through any major book outlet, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google Books.

 

By the way, Cdr. Margaritis will autograph your copy for free.

 

If you want to read an interesting interview Casemate Publishing did with our post commander/author, follow this link:
https://thecasemateblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/meet-peter-margaritis-co-author-of-twenty-two-on-peleliu/

 

(Below: Sgt. George Peto showing Cdr. Margaritis photos
of him in his Thirties. Taken August 9th, 2015.)

Post Attends District Installation

On Sunday, July 16th at 1700 hrs., following a sumptious dinner, the post officers attended the installation of the newly elected 2017-2018 officers of the Ohio 12th District Council. The ceremony took place at the Paschall Post 184 in Grove City. Three of Post 798's officers are now officers for the district as well. The post's Finance Officer and Adjutant, George Mussi Jr., was sworn in as the district 1st Vice Commander. Post Chaplain Carl Bradley Jr. was sworn in as the district assistant chaplain, and the post commander, Pete Margaritis, is now the district historian. Congratulations all to the new positions!

Bowed heads as District Chaplain Glascow gives the Innvocation.

Post 1VC Robert McPherson and his wife Karen attend the opening ceremony.

Post Commander Pete Margaritis laughs with Gahanna Ladies Auxiliary President Carole Ebersole and behind her, Judy Leddy, the new District 12 Ladies Auxiliary President.

Post Chaplain Bradley confers with 12th District Council's Executive Secretary, Steve Ebersole.

Swearing in the new officers is Past National Vice Commander Jim Morris. Standing before him are (l-r) Steve Ebersole, Tim Shigley, Glenn Hickman, Rick Garren, George Mussi Jr. Mac Glascow, Jack Steinhauser, and Vernon Hall. (Not picture off to the right are Cdr. Tom Rowe and PDC Jeff Shipley).

Along with the other newly-elected officers, Post Finance Officer Mussi being charged with his new responsibilities as they all get sworn in.

The new 12th District Council officers for the 2017-2018 year, after being sworn in, are formally presented for the first time to all of their fellow Legionnaires and their families.

The lovely wives of the post officers posing after the ceremony. They are (l-r) Karen McPherson, Roselee Mussi, and Mindy Margaritis.

The American Legion

Reynoldsburg Post 798

P.O. Box 58

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Post Commander

Pete Margaritis

pmargaritis@columbus.rr.com

NEXT MEETING

The next regularly scheduled monthly post meeting will be on Thursday, September 14th, 2017, at 1900 hrs. at the

FOE Eagles Club,
1623 Brice Road.

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