World War II veteran Mike Zaderecky receives his American Legion 70 continuous year star at a special presentation during the August meeting of the Joseph J. Jacubic Post 572 in Parma, Ohio. In addition to his 70 years of membership, he was also the first full term post commander back in 1946. Zaderecky is 96 years old, has been a member of the Legion for 70 years and has been an employee of the city of Parma since 1964. He is still working everyday as a bailiff in the Parma court system. He is still a frequent patron of the post canteen.
In the photo, left to right is Tony Kessler, 1st Vice Commander, Mike Zaderecky and Commander Don Lallo presenting the star.
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1st Vice Commander, Post 572, Parma, Ohio