American Legion BBQ benefits wounded soldier

Kevin Way of Pine Plains attended the barbecue not only for the good food, but to help out a veteran in need. Photo by Stephanie Giglio

MILLERTON — American Legion Post 178 hosted a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 7, to benefit John Curtin, a Wingdale marine who was wounded in Afghanistan. More than 250 chicken dinners were sold, and additional donations were collected.

Community members, veterans and friends and family of the wounded soldier came out in full support.

“The community realizes it’s a responsibility to support the men and women that have been injured serving the country. Even in a bad economy, tonight has been non-stop and we are very thankful for all of their support,” said Legion member Bob Jenks.

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