Edward L. Grant Post 75
Franklin, Massachusetts
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Written by Ron   
Jan 20, 2010 at 03:47 PM

The Edward L. Grant Post 75

Edward L Grant was born and bred in Franklin, Ma. He was one of the first men to enlist when the United States entered World War I in April 1917, and he served as a Captain in the 77th Infantry Division. During the fierce battle of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, all of Grant's superior officers were killed or wounded, and he took command of his troops on a four-day search for the "Lost Battalion." During the search, an exploding shell killed Grant on October 5, 1918. He was the first, and one of three, Major League Baseball players killed in action in World War I. He is buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Lorraine, France.

Franklins current active post was formed after the end of the Vietnam conflict, went dormant in the late 1980's and was reconstituted in January of 2012.

Post Address:
43 Main St # 42
Franklin, Ma 02038-0042

Post 75 Officers 2017-2018:

Commander John Milot 508-520-8771
Sr. Vice Commander Ron Arpino 508-259-3431
Jr. Vice Commander John Hefele 508-528-7578
Adjutant Kim Leone
Finance Officer Kent Belcher 508-520-4337
Historian Matt McGrath 508-528-5197
Sergeant at Arms Jim McNeill
Chaplain Bob Markunis

Post 75 Members:

Alfred Anderson

Ron Arpino

Kent Belcher

Joseph Burke

Frank Burnham

Joseph Collins

Francis Coughlin

Richard Douglas

Edward Eklund

Robert Fahey

Robert Falcone

Richard Farquharson

George Ferguson

James Finley

Eric Forrest

Carlo Geromini

Michael Glynn

Ronald Guertin

Jim Gurganus

Raymond Heaton

John Hefele

Thomas Hewitt

Judy Hynes

Richard Hynes

Michael Jenette

John Jewell

Paul Kennedy

John Kozak

Dale Kurtz

Dave Labonte

Nicholas LaRosa

Kim Leone

Albert Lewis

Bob Markunis

Bernard McCoy

Matthew McGrath

Paul McKenna

James McNeill

John Milot

Raymond Nasuti

Paul Norian

Charles Oteri

Albert Palumbo

Arthur Paradis

Louis Pascicci

Joseph Russo

James Santoro

James Scannell

Robert Schaaf

Paul Schliefke

Charles Shannon

Thomas Sharkey

Steve Szilniczky

John Vetrano

Doug Wahl

Fredrick Zajac


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