American Legion honors two, 50 year members

 

Commander of the Lawrence American Legion, Paul Dale, and (center) presented 50-year membership plaques to two members of the Lawrence Kent-Kailey American Legion Post #45 at their monthly meeting last week. On the left is Mick Streff and Don Faimon is on the right.

1969 was the year . . . Mick Streff and Don Faimon both were graduates of the Lawrence High School that year. And . . . they both had low "lottery numbers" in the Military Draft.

The military draft was a thing many young men considered at that time and these two had numbers that insured they would be called up for military service in short order.

Both volunteered for the Army quickly. After basic training, both ended up in Europe, Mr. Streff in Belgium and Mr. Faimon in Germany. Both returned home in 1972, joining the Lawrence American Legion at that time.

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