Unsung Hero John H. Leighton: Active Member of the Marines Corps League of Rockland

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The mission of The Marine Corps League is for the members to join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Past Commandant Dale Robison Jr. told the Rockland County Times, “Retired United States Marine Corps Colonel John H. Leighton is an outstanding veteran. He served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and flew 900 missions. He has been an active member, performing as our Commandant for 2 years, is currently serving as our Adjutant and was President of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 333. In these positions, he instituted many ideas and changes to strengthen these groups. He has been involved with our Toys for Tots program plus the Bob Hope Division at the Montrose Nursing Home for Vets. His most impressive work has been for the Joseph P. Dwyer Vet to Vet mentoring group, working with vets suffering from PTSD. A humble man, John is most deserving of recognition.”

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