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Identifying Veterans Remains

Dr. Joe Hurt - The Identification of Unidentifiable Bodies.
by David Zachary, Post 104 Webmaster

The William E. Dillard Post 104 of The American Legion is proud to have Dr. Joseph P. Hurt, Pathologist as a member of the Sylva post, which is located at 915 West Main Street, Sylva and immediately adjacent to the east side of Mark Watson Park.  Meeting time begins at 7:00 p.m.

  dogtags       This special informational meeting will feature Dr. Hurt describing ways that veterans and their families can assist  in identifying the “unidentifiable” remains of their deceased family member, as he speaks about his medical experiences from both the military and civilian segments of life. The presentation will address topics such as, DNA and Dog Tag identification and the use of personal items from every day life in the identification of remains. We encourage all military veterans in Jackson and Swain County who are interested in this topic to come and join us at this special meeting.

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2019- Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion 100th Anniversary
Sylva Post 104

Posted: 16 January  2019

There will be a special meal and celebration for legion members, families, and invited quests on Sunday, 10 March at 3 PM to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. This event will be in lieu of the regular monthly meeting held on the second Monday and will contain a modified meeting after the meal.  The physical address is 915 West Main Street, Sylva NC 28779.


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