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Devotion : An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
by Adam Makos (Hardcover)

Photos: (Top L) Ensign Jesse Brown aboard the Leyte during the Korean War.
(Top R) Thomas Hudner in the cockpit of his Corsair.

All photographs courteousy of Bryan Makos.

“This book – Devotion – tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, LT Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown.”

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Welcome New Member

We are pleased to announce the enrollment this morning of COL Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, USMC Retired, CMH into the Company. COL Barnum was awarded the nation’s highest award for valor for his conspicuous bravery as a first lieutenant in the early days of the Vietnam War. LT Paul Buckley convened a special meeting of the Membership Committee here at the Armory for the requisite interview after which Captain Commanding Domenic A. Previte chaired an election by the several members present and COL Barnum was sworn in by Personnel Adjutant and Clerk LT Arthur Conrad. COL Barnum joins CAPT Thomas Hudner, CAPT Thomas Kelley and SSG Ryan Pitts as the latest Medal of Honor Recipient to be elected to membership.(more info on membership) We sincerely hope his busy schedule will allow him to fully participate in Company activities.

Following the election a celebratory luncheon was hosted by BG Joseph A. Milano, PC at the Union Oyster House.

Lexington, MA. Resident, Domenic A. Previte is Commissioned as Captain Commanding of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

Boston, MA - June 3, 2015 - In a tradition that dates back to 1638, The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts held its "June Day" ceremony on Boston Common on Monday, June 1st. Out-going officers tendered their resignations to the Governor of the State of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, who is also Commander in Chief of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company. Newly elected officers then received their commissions from the Governor. Among the incoming officers was Lexington, Massachusetts own Domenic Previte who was elected to the position of Captain Commanding of the historic Company.
Captain Previte is the owner of Previte Realty Trust, a real estate development and management company of commercial and residential properties. He is a graduate of Waltham High School and went on to receive a BA degree in Management and Economics from UMass Amherst. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Patricia have three children.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company was chartered in Boston in 1638. They are the oldest standing military organization in the western hemisphere. They were originally formed to train officers in the militia. Since 1746, the Company Armory has been the upper floor of Faneuil Hall. In its Armory, the Company maintains a Military Museum and Library open to the public, which is without equal in the United States. The Company is still a military organization and still plays a vital role in the ceremonial, patriotic and civic life of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

1LT Domenic Previte and members of AHAC pay tribute to MAJ George Maynard (Waltham, MA)

A Congressional Medal of Honor recipient was remembered on Wednesday as a group of eleven members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts visited Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham. At 10AM a special ceremony took place at the gravesite of Major George H. Maynard a member of their company. Maynard, a Medal of Honor recipient, served his country in the Civil War and received his country's highest military award for rescuing a fallen comrade under heavy enemy fire. United States, Grand Army of the Republic, and Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts flags were placed at the gravesite. Taps was played. First Lieutenant Domenic Previte, educated in the Waltham school system, was in charge of the event and read the Medal of Honor Citation. The AHAC has remembered Maynard since his passing in 1927 by holding an annual tribute at his gravesite. Maynard's uniform and Congressional Medal of Honor are on display at the Armory, fourth floor, Faneuil Hall in Boston.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company is the oldest chartered military organization in the Western Hemisphere. First organized as militia for the protection of settlers following the landing at Plymouth, the Ancients have been a continuous presence in Massachusetts since 1638. The Company, whose headquarters and public museum are at Faneuil Hall, has seen its members deployed in every conflict in the nation's history, from the Bunker Hill to Yorktown, the War of 1812, the Civil War, both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and today, Afghanistan. Committed to camaraderie and honoring both present and past sacrifices made to protect our freedom, the Ancients participate in numerous memorial and charitable activities and parades throughout the year. (Photographs courtesy MSG Gerard Kelly)





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