Founded February 1991
Meeting days: Quarterly, American Legion, Dedham, MA
For information contact Steve Kostecki, 508-245-1890
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
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.
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.
Massachusetts has three (3) Memorial Squares or a major traffic Island named after a Ukrainian American Veteran killed in action:
Post 31 hosted the 2004 and 2012 national conventions in Boston.
Planning 25-year anniversary in 2016. More info to follow.