The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veteran service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.

Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million members.

Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12, Norwalk, CT - Legion Officers

American Legion

Commander: Rich Olson
Adjutant: Alfred "Buddy" Scudder
First Vice Commander: John Fusco
Second Vice Commander: Dan Caporale
Finance Officer: Jeff DeWitt
Service Officer: Don Overton
Chaplain: Tony Coppola
Sgt-At-Arms: Peter Havens
Historian: Vacant
Chairman, Board of Trustees: Ed Monroe
Chairman, House Committee: Jim Wrinn


Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12, Norwalk, CT - American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary

President: Irene Cardillo
Senior Vice: Luanne Ryan
Junior Vice: Dori Bolduc
Secretary: Donna Cole
Treasurer: Anne Hordeski
Historian: Donna Cole
Chaplain: Susie Haigh
Sgt-At-Arms: Judy Birney

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary has almost 1 million members from all walks of life and is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with the American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.

The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans.

Sons of American Legion

Commander: Greg Nirschel
Vice Commander: George Ribellino
Adjutant: Jim Anderson
Finance Officer: Steve Mann
Assistant Finance Officer: Scott Criscuolo
Chaplain: John Didia
Historian: John Philipcik
Sergeant at Arms: John Motyka

Founded in 1932, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the US military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Although SAL has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of the American Legion.


Post 12 hosts a variety of events that are open to the public. Join us for the next one! If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, send an e-mail to: ctlegionpost12@gmail.com

JUNE 2019
10: Bingo by the Auxiliary (doors at 5:00, games at 7:00)
10: Norwalk Military and Veterans Liaison Committee (NVMC) monthly meeting (6:00 p.m. @ City Hall)
13: Mulvoy-Tarlov-Aquino VFW Post 603 Monthly Membership Meeting (7:00)
14: Scouts-Legion-Norwalk Fire joint flag retirement ceremony, 100 Fairfield Ave, Norwalk (5:00)
17: Bingo by the Auxiliary (doors at 5:00, games at 7:00)
18: Membership meeting for American Legion Post 12 and Auxiliary Unit 12 (7:00)
20: Sons of the American Legion Squadron 12 Membership Meeting (7:00)
24: Bingo by the Auxiliary (doors at 5:00, games at 7:00)

Call 203-866-8249 to verify dates and changes due to inclement weather
Events requiring a ticket: tickets can be purchased in the downstairs hall
For more information or to register, contact us at ctlegionpost12@gmail.com or 203-866-8249.


Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming meeting, party, reunion, shower, or reception! With two banquet facilities, rentals are available to the public for private events.

The main hall can accommodate 225 people with the dance floor and 250 people without the dance floor. It can also be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. The second hall is available for more intimate events and can accommodate up to 80 people. Each hall has its own kitchen that can be used by those renting it. Tables and chairs will be provided; decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion.

Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway.

For information or to make an appointment to view the facilities, please contact Christa at 203.866.8249 or ctlegionpost12@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.


Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12, Norwalk, CT - Become a MemberThe American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Member Benefits

  • Free monthly magazine
  • Member discounts
  • VA benefit assistance
  • A voice in our nation's capital


A heartfelt thank you to all of the local businesses who have supported the Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12 with generous donations!


Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12
60 County Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
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For banquet hall rentals, contact Christa at 203.866.8249 or ctlegionpost12@gmail.com.

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