Post Everlasting
In Memory
    Chaplain's Report

O Lord our God, we ask that You will comfort all who are bereaved with a spirit of faith and courage. May they remember with thanks to love and joy shared in an earthly relationship. May they be comforted with the sure knowledge of a joyful reunion with those they love in Your everlasting kingdom.




If I should die and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigil by the silent dust. For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine. Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine and I perchance may therein comfort you.

Author: Mary Lee Hall

Ralph Matkin - Transfered to Post Everlasting July 24, 2017 at home. Ralph was awarded the Silver Star during his service during Vietnam. Larry Bowman had the honor of signing him up to our American Legion Post 308, working with him (badgering him for articles for the newsletter), and serving with him as an officer and member of the post. He told good stories and was one of the most intelligent persons I have met. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult and sad time. It is my hope that many of you will attend the visitation.
His brother has arranged for a closed casket Visitation (no service):
Date / Time:  Friday, 4 Aug 2017.   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Felipe J. Lopez -- A 50 Year Plus member of American Legion, Post 308,Reseda transferred to Post Everlasting January 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm. Felipe served in the US Army as a Staff Sargent Inffantry Division 86 "Blackhawks"  during World War ll. He served in France, Germany, Austria, Philippines, & in Okanawa, Japan. He received a Bronze Star Medal & World War II Victory Medal.

Francisco Roces  --  tranfered to Post Everlasting May 14, 2016 at the age of 94 years. A member of the US Army he servived the Bataan Death March, the forcible transfer from Saisaih Pt. and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war which began on April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. Francisco was a member of the American Legion for 32 Years. He was a Past Commander of the Beverly Hills Post.

Charles H Bengson --- January 27, 1927 - October 31, 2008

Leo Nonn --- A long time member of American Legion Reseda Post 308, transferred to Post Everlasting on November 28, 2011. He was 93. He was captured by the Japanese the first day of WWII on Wake Island and spent the entire war in POW camps in China and Japan.

John Cassarino ---

Donald Dority ---

Patrick Jones --- USMC 1956 - 2012 Post Chaplain

Dave Bengson --- (Honorary Member) 

Paul McMurray ---

William H. Perkins, Jr ---

Harry Thomas ---

Donald L. Menck ---

Benedict J. Valucki ---

John De Cesare ---

Norman Barrett --- US Navy vet of WWII  Born 9-11-1927 Member of our Post for 20 years

Ted Dougherty --- a PUFL (paid up for life member) of the Post for 31 years. Marine in WWII born in March 1926

The bugle call "Taps" had its origins on a battlefield of the Civil War.  After the union suffered a large number of casualties in a battle near Richmond, Virginia, Brigade Commander Colonel Daniel Butterfield reflected with sadness upon the men he had lost.  Unable to compose music, he hummed a melody which his aid wrote down in musical notation.  The company bugler played it that night to honor their dead comrades.  Taps was officially recognized by the United States Army in 1874.  Accompanied by the drumbeat, Muffled Ruffles, it is the highest honor given to those who have died in service to our country.

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