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Post 31 - Boston, MA

Post Information

Founded February 1991

Meeting days: Quarterly, American Legion, Dedham, MA

For information contact Steve Kostecki, 508-245-1890

Email skostecki108@comcast.net

Officers

Commander: Stephen Kostecki

Vice Commander: Walter Michailiw

Adjutant: BG Leonid Kondratiuk, Immediate Past National Commander

Finance Officer: Peter I. Kiziuk

Past Commander: Walter Michajliw 1991-2002

Patron

Post 31 is named in honor of the late SP4 Nikolaus Zozula who was killed in action in Vietnam on 2 Nov 1969 while defending the battery position of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 17th Artillery. Many in Post 31 grew up with Nick and he was a well-regarded member of the Ukrainian community in Boston.

History

The Ukrainian community in Boston goes back to the 1890s. The first members of our community to serve in the US Armed Forces were in World War I. Since then members of our community have served in every war. In 1990 Walter Michajliw learned about the UAV and thought that Boston should have a post and, with help, he organized Post 31 in 1991. We are an important organization in the Boston Ukrainian community, and we attend many ceremonies and religious services.  Post 31 will celebrate its 25-year anniversary in 2016.

Post Past Activities

Massachusetts has three (3) Memorial Squares or a major traffic Island named after a Ukrainian American Veteran killed in action:

  1. Stephen Kostachuck Square     WWII
  2. Boris Demko Traffice Island     WWII
  3. Nikolaus Zozula Square     Vietnam

Past Projects

Post 31 hosted the 2004 and 2012 national conventions in Boston.

Upcoming Events

Planning 25-year anniversary in 2016. More info to follow.