On August 21st 2010, Bo's dad Jim and sister Felecia , were dinner guests at Post 5 and on hand to receive checks for the family totaling $7328.00. In addition to the monetary contributions, they were given gift certificates for many local restaurants valued at approximately $200.00. “ Bo”, through his Dad, was presented a membership in Henlopen Post 5 American Legion.
On August 26th 2010 three Post 5 Representatives, H .T.” Buddy” Clark, 2nd Vice Commander, Don White, Post Finance Officer, as well as Post Adjutant and Past Commander Pat Richardson, went to Walter Reed Medical Center to visit PFC Darlington who had been combat wounded in Afghanistan. His family was on hand upon their arrival. The officers reported back to the post that Bo remained in good spirits. There are more operations to go, but Bo has used words like exceptional and awesome with regards to the care he is receiving at Walter Reed and continues to be positive about his recovery.
The Post 5 American Legion members, Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion Riders donated food and volunteered time making this worthwhile cause a great success. We would like to thank all of the many anonymous folks who made monetary donations and contributed to our efforts to support this family. At last count we have raised in excess of $7,500 in cash and $200 in gift cards. The attached picture is when family members were on hand to receive proceeds raised.
Left to Right is Terry Baum, Post 5 Commander, Felecia Darlington, Bo's sister, James Darlington, Bo's father, and Don White, Post Finance Officer. Back Row, Tom Mann Past Commander Post 5 and Nancy Mann, Ladies Auxiliary. Donations for the Darlington family are ongoing and may be made at The Friendliest Post on the Coast, American Legion Henlopen Post 5 300 King Charles Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971. For more information please call 302-227-8999.or www.post5rehoboth.com.