Maryland Post 78 - Frederick, MD

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CRESAP'S RIFLES POST 78
29TH DIVISION ASSOCIATION
P. O. BOX 1882
FREDERICK, MARYLAND 21702-0882

1. Post 78 meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. Our meeting room is located at the William Talley Recreation Center (old armory) at the corner of West 2nd Street and North Bentz Streets in Frederick, Maryland.

2. Post 78 is heavily saturated with former members of the 115th Infantry. However, in past years, we have become much more segregated with individuals from other units. Prior to World War II, the Regimental Headquarters Company, Company A and the Regimental Band were all housed at the old Frederick Armory.

3. The Current List of Officers was installed for a period of two years in 2015.

Post Commander   -   John Sexton

Vice Commander   -   Roger Haynes

Finance Officer   -   PPC Gregory LaCoste

Adjutant   -   PPC John Wilcox, Jr.

Chaplain   -   PPC Ronad L. Pitts

Asst. Chaplain   -   PPC Charles C. Masser

Chairman, Ways & Means   -   Richard E. Stockman

Historian   -   Michael Frushour

Public Relations   -   PPC Charles W. Lockard

Welfare Officer   -   PPC John Wilcox, Jr.

Asst. Finance Officer   -    J. Brian Becker

Sgt. at Arms   -   James H. Hutts


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman   -   PPC David Houck

Member   -  PPC Richard Boyer

Member   -   Franklin R. Joy

Member   -   Fred Moxley

Member - PPC Charles Toms


4. Dues are $12.00 per year and  based on a January through December schedule

5. While we may be involved in many efforts during the year, our major projects and events are:

    a. Placing 29th Div. Assoc. flags on the graves of deceased 29er in 36 cemeteries in Frederick County.  This is done just prior to Memorial Day each year.

    b. Participation in a patriotic parade held each year in Woodsboro, MD.  This parade is held on the last Sunday prior to Memorial Day.
   
    c. We are always looking for ways to improve and enhance the MG Boyd M. Cook Memorial Grove located at the Michael Cresap Armory in Frederick, We have initiated a program to have pavers laid in the shape of an "A" on each side of the front entrance to the armory. Pavers are engraved with a message supplied by the purchaser that covers no more than 3 lines with 15 characters per line. A donation of $75.00 is welcomed.

    d. Post 78 initiated a program during the Christmas period in 2013 to deliver small gifts to all service veterans residing in nursing homes in the City of Frederick. This program has expanded over the past 3 years and we are now making deliveries to roughly 175 veterans each year.

    e. Post 78 holds three social function for the benefit of the members each year. The Spring Fling is a sit-down dinner that is conducted each April. The Family Picnic is held in August each year and we normally conduct our annual Memorial Service at this time also. A plaque, honoring a selected former member of the 29th Division is awarded to the nearest living survivor with an identical plaque hung in our meeting room on a "Wall of Honor". Our annual crab feed is held in October and is always held at the Michael Cresap Armory.

6. Contact person for Post 78 is Adjutant, John Wilcox.  He can be reached at 301-695-9558 or through email at wilcoxj154@gmail.com.

7. Post 78 is one of the few active post in the Maryland Region and welcomes all new members. While many of our current members were originally from the 115th Infantry Regiment, we do have many members from other units and welcome all. We also seek widows, children and grandchildren of former members of the 29th Infantry Division as regular members, as well as those of other branches of service who may join as Associate Members.

8. This monument, located at the MG Boyd M. Cook Memorial Grove was dedicated on May 9, 2009 at the Michael Cresap Armory in Frederick.   A plaque located close by was put in place later on.





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MAJ GEN BOYD M. COOK
MEMORIAL GROVE
THIS GROVE, ORIGINALLY DEDICATED ON
DECEMBER 5, 1982, WAS
RE-DEDICATED IN HONOR OF MG BOYD M. COOK
ON MAY 9, 2009
BY GRATEFULL MEMBERS OF

CRESAP’S RIFLES POST 78
29TH DIVISION ASSOCIATION



Preamble: To perpetuate the friendships we cherish; to keep alive the spirit that never knew defeat;
to glorify our dead, and to further keep before our country, the record of the 29th Division in all the wars;
we associate ourselves in an organization
known as the 29th Division Association.