BannerAMERICAN WAR DADSReginald Ziegler MemorialChapter #44  Palmyra, NY Newspaper Article

         The American war dads was formed in 1942 by a group of 40 men in Kansas City at the suggestion of Nat Milgram whose son was an army captain overseas. They wanted to work together to help their sons and daughters in the armed forces. The American War dads grew to 500 Chapters in 42 states and had a membership of 70,000. The War Dads is a non-partisan,-non-sectarian and non-profit organization.

 

 

                 The Palmyra Chapter #44 was formed

In 1971. The Chapter resides at the Veterans

of Foreign Wars Post 6778 on Rt 31  in

Palmyra. In 1992 the chapter was dedicated

To Reginald Ziegler who died on the

United States Navy Battleship USS IOWA 

along with 46 other crewmen in a turret gun

explosion on April 19, 1989.

 

 

VFW Hut

The VFW Post before the fire on Feb 16, 2009

                 The movie “Glimpse of Hell” was released in 2001 that tells the story of the USS IOWA turret explosion and cover-up.

 

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Rebuilt VFW Post –Opened in May 2010

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