Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C.  - VFW POST 1545
Welcome to Post 1545

       Our post was formed on February 21, 1928 with local Spanish-American War and World War I veterans as the Catskill Mountain Post 1545. Highly decorated Sergeant James F. Carty was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of Greene County. Meetings were held twice a month at the Windham Masonic Temple. During the first year the post purchased and renovated “Kelly’s Sawmill” at the western end of Windham Village nicknaming it the “The Dugout”.
   On November 28, 1929 James F. Carty died in Kingston Hospital at the age of 34. On May 24, 1930, the name of the post was officially changed to Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C. Post 1545. Sgt Carty was buried in Ashland’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery where a attached to a stone marker bears this inscription:
In Memory of Sgt. James F. Carty Divisional Sergeant
Observer, 26th Division,  A.E. F.
 The  Distinguished Service Cross
Extraordinary Heroism
Medaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre
Croix de Guerre with Palm
     August 31, 1895  ~   November 28, 1929
        Sgt. James F. Carty was a true hero and deserving of every honor bestowed upon him. Our Post now consists of WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kosovo, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans.
        It is now more than 90 years later and we welcome all returning veterans to join our post. We still have our “Dugout” at the edge of town that we are presently rebuilding with the 
help of our many benefactors.
        The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States is a veterans organization with membership limited to veterans who served in specific wars or campaigns.
         Our post would like to thank the many people who have helped us rebuild our post. We have created a building that will serve the veteran's and the entire community of Windham 
including all the mountaintop. 
        As we build our new web page we will keep everyone informed as to events that are happening with our post and community. 
God Bless America.
WHEN:  2nd Wednesday of every month.
                5565 State Route 23
                Windham, NY 12496
TIME:   7:00 pm
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