50 years and still serving

50 years and still serving

By Colonel Jim Stone

Alvin S. Barrett, Jr., Legionnaire with the Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury has reached a mark, held only by a few.

Alvin spent 44 years with Post 88 in Donelson, Tennessee, and the past 6 years with Post 279. Alvin served on the Executive Board and as the Honor/Color Guard.

He retired from the United States Air Force in 1995 with 20 years and 4 months of service. 16 years were with the Air National Guard at Berry Field, Nashville; the ANG in New Castle, Delaware; and finishing up with the ANG in Kennesaw, GA.

His active duty stations were in Iceland and Washington State. He also retired with 35 plus years with Dupont, working in the Old Hickory plant in Nashville; the Seaford Delaware plant; and finishing up that career at the plant in Chattanooga.

Congratulations to an Outstanding Legionnaire, Alvin Barrett.