N.J. Sen. Cory Booker gives Newark American Legion a veteran day gift

Vince Wells is looking forward to his 94th birthday in April.

If construction goes as expected, the World War II Navy veteran plans to walk through the doors of the new Guyton-Callahan American Legion Post 152 in Newark and get back to serving the local community.

Wells, 93, said the Newark post, which was destroyed during a two-alarm fire in January, gave him the opportunity to help people in the neighborhood at Elizabeth Avenue and Branford Street.

As a member of the post, Well says, he doesn’t “feel that I’m a throw away. We serve and when we come back, we’re has-beens. …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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