American Legion Post 86

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Commander Pedro (Pete) Vidal

3 Rindone Street

Holbrook, MA02343

Cell# 617-462-0022

1st Vice Commander Malcolm MacLeod
13 Woodedge Circle
Braintree MA 02184
Home: 781-848-5296

2nd Vice Commander  John Mastrangelo
32 Williams Street
Home : 617-848-4188

3rd Vice Commander Paul Kelley 
31 Rhude Street
Quincy MA 02184
Home: 617-472-8167

Adjutant John Pelose
10 Huntley Road
Braintree MA 02184
Home: 781-843-6859

Finance Officer Paul Nicholson
41 Independence Ave #302
Braintree MA 02184
Home: 781-848-1226

About Us

American Legion Post 86

American Legion Post 86

435 Washington Street
Braintree,MA 02184
Telephone - 781-843-8686
Meetings - 1st Thurs. each Month - Sept thru June
Dinner 6:30pm - Business Meeting 7:15 pm
E-Board Meeting - 3rd Wed.each Month - 3:30 pm

Commander - Pedro (Pete) Vidal
1stt Vice Commander - Malcolm MacLeod
2nd Vice Commander - John Mastrangelo
3rd Vice Commander - Paul Kelley
Adjutant - John Pelose

Finance Officer - Paul Nicholson
Sergeant at Arms - James Gullage

Service Officer - Richard Walsh

Chaplain - Bill Fruth
Asst.Chaplain - John Mastrangelo

Judge Advocate - David Shaw
Historian - Pat Leonard
Americanism - Vacant
Athletic Officer - Dan Fabrizio
Publicity Officer - Mike Hurley
Executive Board -  John English, Dan Fabrizio, Jack Leary, Al Varraso, Harvey Lyons
Auditors - John English-Chairman, Harvey Lyons, John Lewandowski




Post 86 is involved in many activities which involve the youth of the town and veterans or all branches of US military service.

Some of the projects are VA hospital entertainment, local youth activities: Boys State, Girls State, Junior Legion, Baseball, Scholarships, and Oratorical Americanism Contest. The Post provides entertainment for VA hospitals and a Christmas party for the Norfolk County Hospital. The American Legion participates in memorial observance throughout the year such as Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, and funeral services for members of the American Legion and Post 86 when requested.


Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.

For God and country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes - To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and good-will on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity, the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


Any person shall be eligible for membership in the American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods:

WWI - April 6 ,1917 to November 11, 1918
WWII - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korea - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam - December 22, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon & Grenada - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 to be determined
US Merchants Marines - December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945

Post 86 encourages all eligible veterans to become members of the post - remember there is ''Strength in Numbers.''

Braintree, Massachusetts 02184