Rededication of Virginia Middlesex Post 82

Saluda, VA

On June 22, 2013, the American Legion Middlesex Post 82 was officially re-dedicated as the Bristow-Newman-Puller Post 82. Before a packed house including local and regional VIPs from the local government and the Department of Virginia, the post was renamed in honor of three past members of Post 82 for their deeds to community, state and nation.
E. Marshal "Pop" Bristow was a World War II veteran who lived in Saluda and donated the land on Watson Landing where the current American Legion Post stands.
Captain Beryl R. "Dick" Newman received the Medal of Honor and the Silver Star for Heroism under fire, along with the Purple Heart for service in WWII during the Allied Invasion of Anzio, Italy, in 1944.
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller is believed to be the most decorated Marine in history of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a veteran of the Banana Wars, World War I and Korea. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.

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