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Chester P. Tuttle was born in Needham MA, on November 4, 1895 to Chester F. and Ada J. (Percy) Tuttle. In May of 1909 he moved from a farm in Sullivan New Hampshire to a farm in Auburn which is now the Adamsky Vegetable Farm. He worked on this farm until October 6, 1917 when he enlisted in the Army.


From Camp Devens he went to Gordon, Georgia where he joined Battery B, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd division. He went overseas on May 19, 1918 and was wounded in France on October 31, 1918. He died the following day and was buried in France.


In 1921 his body was brought home and services were held at The First Congregational church of which he was a member. His body was interned in the Tuttle lot of Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. At the time of his death he was survived by his parents, two sisters, Florence and Alice (Tuttle) Bratt and a brother, Earl Tuttle.


On July 14, 1922, a group of men whose vocations varied from chauffeur to engineer met at Stoneville schoolhouse. Their common interest evolved around the fact that they were all veterans of the “Great War” and they met for the purpose of organizing an American Legion Post in Auburn MA.


At this meeting a list of names of those present desiring membership was taken and the meeting was then given over to the election of Officers. As a result of this election, Albert J. Eno became the first Commander of the “Voluntary Post 279” with Ralph Sibley as Vice Commander, Clifton Stone as Post Adjutant, and Raymond Grosvenor as Treasurer.


Since that time membership has grown from 15 to almost 400.That the Chester P. Tuttle Post #279 (named after the first Auburn resident to make the supreme sacrifice during World War I) was more than a social group is evident by her many financial and physical contributions “ to the community , state and nation”.


Executive Committee 6:30 Pm

General Meeting 8:00 Pm Main Hall

Commander: Ray Granger Sr.Vice Commander: Steve GallantJr Vice Commander: Dave PeckhamAdjutant: Ken ThompsonFinance Officer: Bill MacleanAsst. Finance Officer: Bill HamiltonSgt@Arms: John WarrenChaplain: Herb Andrews
Executive Committee:Chairman:  John DohertyKen BalkusDick BrodeurHappy EricksonJohn LauzonBil Hamilton