New Milford veteran becomes state commander for VFW

July 13, 2018 GMT

Jim Delancy, a New Milford native, was recently elected to serve as the state commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Connecticut.

Delancy graduated from New Milford High School in 1968, shortly before joining the United States Air Force.He served in southeast Asia from 1970 to 1971 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972.

He has served many years as commander of the Andrew B. Mygatt VFW Post 1672 in New Milford. He is also the charter organization representative to Boy Scout Troop 431 and a member of American Legion Post 31.

Delancy is well known to local veterans. He participates in all local parades, visits local schools and Veterans Day events. He also hosts a monthly radio talk show entitled “Veterans, Let’s Talk” for WPWL 103.7FM, Pawling, NY.