Pictured, front row, seated, Charles Staskiel, first vice commander; Joseph J. Dowkus II, Squadron 231 commander; and Paul Niglio, treasurer; back row, Sean Deiter, Post 44 Sons; Bill Whitmoyer, PDC; Robert Pochakilo, Post 231 liaison; Aaron Pochakilo, adjutant; William Ayres, chaplain; Steve Motyka, sergeant-at-arms; Ed Pawluck, Sons District 17 commander; and Greg Sweeney, detachment membership director. Not pictured is Bernard J. Novakoski, historian.

KULPMONT — On Thursday, 25 men who desired to form a Squadron of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) met at the Kulpmont Post 231 to learn about the organization, membership and duties associated with being a member. Sons of American Legion District 17 Commander Ed Pawluk installed officers of the newly chartered squadron after presentations by Sons Americanism director Sean Deiter, detachment membership director Greg Sweeney and Sons Liaison Bill Whitmoyer, of Northumberland Post 44.

The officers were nominated and elected by their peers who attended the meeting.

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