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
(Below: Sgt. George Peto showing Cdr. Margaritis photos
of him in his Thirties. Taken August 9th, 2015.)
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!
The American Legion
Reynoldsburg Post 798
P.O. Box 58
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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.