BUCKFIELD — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett of Douglasville, Ga., will be in Maine on Saturday, April 2.

He will visit the John D. Long Post 58 on Morrill Street in Buckfield at 11:30 a.m. to meet members. He will present outstanding service awards to two Legion members and will stay for a light lunch.

After lunch, Barnett will visit Ring McKeen American Legion Post 151 on Church Street in West Paris.

According to the American Legion, Barnett graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as an Army infantry officer from 1974-96, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

A member of American Legion Post 105 in Fayetteville, Ga., he served The American Legion at every level, including department commander of Georgia from 2007 to 2008.

Barnett served as The American Legion National Membership and Post Activities Committee chairman from 2008-10 and as the Legion’s National Economic Commission chairman from 2010-13.


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