Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 honors Soucy for 75 years of membership

MADISON — Raymond N. Soucy, a lifetime and dedicated member of the American Legion Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 was presented a certificate from national headquarters for his 75 years of continuous membership on March 15.
The certificate was presented by past commander of Post 3, H. Ralph Withee. The post was first named after Emile Tardiff, a soldier from Madison who died in World War I. The name was changed to Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 after Maurice Belanger, the first Madison solder to die in Word War II.
Soucy is a charter member of the Tardiff-Belanger Post 39. He was commander of Post 39 in 1951. In Word War II, Soucy was the pilot of a B24 bomber for the U.S. Army Air Forces. He had orders to go into combat, but the war ended before he had to go.
Soucy on April 18 celebrated is 95th birthday with his wife, Lauraine, at their residence in Madison.
PHOTO: H. Ralph Withee, past commander of Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 in Madison, presents a 75-year certificate to Raymond Soucy. (Submitted photo)