Ralph Bonville Case Study

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97 year-old veteran, Ralph Bonville, was proud to share his knowledge of the American Legion and our local Post # 164. As one of Falmouth’s most senior residents, Ralph is older than the American Legion itself.
After a meeting in France in 1918 at the end of World War I, a group of twenty soldiers opted to have a meeting in the US in March of 1919. The result was to be a new veteran’s organization called the American Legion chartered by Congress. The role was to care for wounded veterans, widows and orphans. The American Legion has grown to be the largest veterans’ group in the US with many added roles of service to meet the state and nation.
Following World War II, Falmouth Veterans returned to their homes, and in 1946 established by charter

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