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Monday, August 31, 2009

American Legion Post # 1, Havana, Cuba

The American Legion Post #1, in Havana, Cuba was founded initially, by many Spanish American War Veteran's. The Post dedicated a Mausoleum, in Colon Cemetery, in Havana, Cuba, in 1926. This Mausoleum still stands, in Havana and holds the remain's of many Spanish American War Veteran's, World War One Veteran's, Confederate Veteran's and Union Veteran's. The last Commander of The American Legion Post, was Howard Anderson (age 41 and a World War Two Veteran), who was brutally tortured and finally excecuted, by the Castro Regime, on April 19th, 1961, after a "show trial". The old American Legion Mausoleum, is still in decent condition, even after 50 years, of neglect. It was recently videotaped, by a Canadian tourist and one can still clearly see the United Confederate Veteran's, United Spanish American War Veteran's and The Grand Army of The Republic emblem's, on the Mausoleum wall's. It is my hope to somehow get the name's, rank's, unit's, of all Veteran's buried there, I will be working on this project and will keep you informed. /// There are many Spanish American War Veteran's, Boxer Rebellion and Philippine's Insurrection Veteran's buried in many foreign nation's, if any reader's of this Blog overseas, know of any Veteran's, buried, in their Country, please send me an Email and I will add them to our Camp's historical record's.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Melvin Richard Benisch, 1st National President S.S.A.W.V. 1937 // Primer Presidente Nacional, 1937

Here is a photo of our 1st National President Brother Melvin Richard Benisch, 1937. I am looking for his birth date and death date, for our Camp Historical Record's, if you have them please leave me a message or send me an email. // Aqui vemos una photo de nuestro primer Presidente Nacional, El Hermano Melvin Richard Benisch, en 1937. Estamos buscando las fechas de nacimiento y de muerte, para los documentos historicos de nustro campamento, si usted los tiene dejenos un mensaje por correo electronico.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

"Remember The Maine" Stamp 1998

This stamp was put out by the U.S. Postal Service, in 1998, in honor of the Spanish American War Centennial. The Stamp was issued on February 15, 1998, to coincide with the sinking, of the U.S.S Maine, in 1898.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Les Paul, American Music Icon Passes Away (1915-2009)

Lester William Polsfuss, better known as Les Paul, a pioneer of the electric guitar and multitrack recording, who revolutionized music, passed away yesterday, at age 94. May He Rest In Peace.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Day In Spanish American War History

August 12th, 1898 - The United States and Spain ended hostilities. The actual peace treaty was not signed, until December 10th, 1898 (Treaty of Paris) and was not ratified, by the United States, until February 6th, 1899.

Monday, August 10, 2009

More Convention Photo's / Mas Fotos de la Convencion Nacional

This photo show Brother Raymond LeMay, Past National President 2008-2009, with the new National Secretary Brother Bernie O'Bryan (right).

National Convention Photo's / Fotos de la Convencion Nacional

This photo is courtesy of Brother Raymond
LeMay (left), as he hands over the National Presidential Gavel to our new President, Brother Tim Downey (right), at this year's Convention. The Cuba Libre Camp #172, welcomes our new National President, Brother Tim Downey.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Camp Chaplain

The Cuba Libre Camp is proud to introduce, to our member's, our new Camp Chaplain, Mr. Russell Kirkland. Russell is one of the newest member's of the Camp and is active in many religious activities. He will be an asset to our Camp and our member's. We welcome Brother Russell, as one of our Camp Officer's.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spanish American War Commemoration, by Fort Clinch Historic Site 9/19-9/20, 2009

There is a Spanish American War Commemoration being sponsored by the Fort Clinch Historic Site, Amelia Island, Florida. The cost is $2.00 a person (Fort Admission), you can contact 904-277-7274, for more information.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Raymond LeMay, National President S.S.A.W.V. 2008-2009 // Sr. Raymond LeMay, Presidente Nacional 2008-2009

This is a photo of Mr. Raymond LeMay, President of The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans 2008-2009, holding the Charter of The Cuba Libre Camp, at the National Convention this past weekend. We at The Cuba Libre Camp #172, would like to thank Mr. LeMay for his assistance in helping form Cuba Libre Camp #172, during his term in office. We would also like to congratulate our new National President, Mr. Tim Downey, on his election and we look forward to working closely with him, during his administration. // Esta foto fue tomada en la Convencion Nacional, este fin de semana. En la foto vemos al Sr. Raymond LeMay, Presidente Nacional de Los Hijos de Veteranos de la Guerra Hispana-Americana, sujetando en sus manos el fuero oficial del Campamento Cuba Libre #172. Nos gustaria darle las gracias al Sr. Raymond LeMay por su asistencia en la formacion del Campamento Cuba Libre #172, y nos alegra ver la eleccion del nuevo Presidente Nacional de la organizacion, el Sr. Tim Downey, esperamos ser de asistencia durante su administracion.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Congrat's To All Our New National Officer's // Felicitamos a los nuevos Oficiales elejidos en la Convencion Nacional

The Cuba Libre Camp would like to extend our congratulation's to all the new National Officer's who were elected today, at the National Convention, for the 2009-2010 term. We would also like to thank everyone who assisted, in helping the Cuba Libre Camp #172, come into existence, this year, as well as thanking, all the out going National Officer's. We appreciate all the help and assistance all the Brother's have given us, in our formation. Thank You all once again.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Corazon Aquino, 1st Female President of The Philippines Passes Away // Muere La Ex-Presidenta de la Filipinas, la Sra. Corazon Aquino

Maria Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, known as "Corazon Aquino" (born January 25th, 1933) the 1st Female President of The Philippines and the 1st Female President of any Asian Nation, passed away. She was the 11th President of The Philippines and served, from 1986 to 1992. May She Rest In Peace.