War Memorial Post 30 honors Korean War veteran during second annual flag raising

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 2:00pm

ROCKPORT — On May 6, War Memorial Post 30 American Legion mustered at the Marge Jones Recreational Fields in support of the Five Town Little League and Softball League seasons.

Legion members were on hand for the second annual Veteran Honor flag raising to begin the season at the fields. The Legion, working in support of the FTLL, has pledged to provide a new flag every year to fly over the complex. In return the Legion names a Veteran who is honored by the raising.

Prior to games beginning the Legion announces the year’s honoree and provides everyone with a short bio of the Veteran, according to Jeff Sukeforth, Post Adjutant, in a news release.

This year’s honoree is Maynard Tolman, a Korean War Veteran who served in Korea as a Military Police Investigator. Corporal Maynard Tolman served in the US Army from 1952 to 1955 and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service medal. Tolman is a 58 year member of War Memorial Post 30 American Legion.

On hand to support Tolman was his son Nelson, also a Legion member, and his two grandsons, Nate and Clay Tolman. Nate threw out the first pitches of the baseball and softball seasons.

The flag will fly over the recreational fields until the final game of the season when the Legion will again be at the fields to lower the flag, fold it and present it to Tolman and his family.

Should you or a Veteran you know want more information on the Legion and Post 30, call Sukeforth at 236-3310.