Joshua Chamberlain Chapter


Companion Photo Gallery






 NOVEMBER 3, 2022



New member Alan David Johnston MFV (DSCeq), for heroism in defending against a coordinated, complex attack on Al Kasik Military Training Base, Northwest of Mosul, Iraq 7 August 2004. Learn more in General Orders or at . The OSD Medal for Valor is equivalent to the DSC.


The Legion of Valor of the USA is the oldest Veteran Service Organization in the nation dating continuously from 1890. Its members are recipients of the nation’s two highest honors for valor in combat – the Congressional Medal of Honor and the individual armed services awards for extraordinary heroism in combat – the Navy Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Cross, and the Air Force Cross. The stories of 2946 medal recipients dating back to the birth of our nation are contained in these pages. Approximately 345 of these recipients are alive today, dating from World War II to present, and who continue to serve as role models for our nation. These members of the Legion of Valor continue to serve our nation in a myriad of ways. We encourage you to view these pages (scroll down to the bottom of this page to search for individual medal recipients’ stories) with the aim of learning about the extraordinary men and women who have pledged their lives to our nation – many have paid the ultimate price to ensure our liberty. Let us know how our members can help your organization reinforce the importance of truth, honor, and patriotism in today’s world. Learn more. Did you know there was a National Legion of Valor Day?



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From Left to Right: CPT-USA Alan Johnston (Commander Maine MOWW), Wayne Hansen (Chairman of the WAA Board of Directors) and COL-USA Robert Barton Past Region I Commander and past Chapter Commander


The MOWW Maine Chapter Commander and Past Region I Commander presented a check in the amount of $1,500.00 during their Monthly meeting on October 17th, 2020 to Wayne Hansen (Chairman of the Board of Directors) of Wreaths Across America (WAA). 


The donation is designated for the purchase of wreaths to be placed on grave markers located at the Togus cemetery.


National Wreath Day will be on the 19th of December.  This day is when WAA intends to place wreaths at more than 2,200 sites.


WAA a few years ago went to Normandy and placed 9,389 wreaths on the markers of the WWII soldiers who died on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.


The Superintendent of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is Scott Desjardins, a Maine Native from Madawaska and former U.S. Army Cavalry Scout and Tank Crewman.









Commander Alan Johnston Presenting the Golden Patrick Henry Award to Col. Robert Barton on January 30th 2021. 


The presentation was presided over by SVCINC LTC. Michael Okin via virtual media.  Also present were Beverly Barton and Cheryl Johnston.


The GPH was awarded to COL. Barton for his dedicated service of over 40 years in MOWW.  During that period, he was Chapter Commander, Region I Commander, Membership Chair, and ROTC/JROTC Chair. 


COL. Barton turned 91 years old last week.






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Photo of Ms. Evelyn King receiving her MOWW Pin from Colonel Barton




Photo of Colonel Amoroso receiving his MOWW Pin from Colonel Barton.



Colonel Robert E. Barton (Center), MOWW Region 1 Commander,  and GSO Major Reynald Moreau (Right) are shown presenting an

MOWW Citation to Morrill Worcester (Left) who stopped at the Scarborough, Maine Veterans Home on his way to Arlington National Cemetery

 with 10,000 wreaths to be placed on the gravesites of fallen heroes on December 15, 2007.

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Before and after photos from Arlington Cemetery