The VFW has been the heart and soul of the veteran community and a Westport institution since 1920. Named for World War I veteran, Private Joseph J. Clinton from Westport who was killed in France just 4 days before the armistice. VFW Post 399 has occupied a couple of different sites in Westport prior to moving to the present Riverside Avenue location at the junction of Saugatuck Avenue, across from Treadwell Avenue in 1973.
The Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post 399 is committed to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the veterans and families that have served our country with honor. We strongly support other veteran organizations to help build bridges and improve the lives of veterans throughout the community. We are part of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars organization and are a 501(c)(19) Non-Profit charity.
Here is the newspaper of the Westport VFW's first Anniversary:
Here is the Bio of Private Joseph Jerome Clinton:
Left to Right
Tom Ball, Morris Gilbertie, Jim Dorta, Ira Smith, __________, Tom Gates, Orlando Digisi, Tony Conte Sr., Bob Skinner, Bil Guyaz, Gliff Hills, Clam Baco Joe, Mike Dombrowski
Second Row: Peter Palmar, Dominick Sarno, Ed Kowalsky, Paul Lenore, Ben Palmer, Elmer Sniffen, John Chuka, Art Brown, Dan Purchell Sr., Don Logan, Sam Luciano, Tony Luciano, Carmen Gilbertie, Burt Wakeman
Third Row: Peter Guglieri, Nick Gilbertie, Antonio Garusone, _________, _________, Paquette, Mickey Allen, _________
Fourth Row: John Aulenit, Stew Hemson, Roger Fitch, John Guidera, Marty Allen, Hallowell, Ed Coyle, Butch Allen, Frank Hoffel, _________, Peter J. Romano, Walter Crager, Ralph Balucci, _________, Joe Carusone
Back Rows: John Kondub, Tony Slez, Art Benos, Chick Powers, Angelo Palmer, Ben Palmer, George Cuseo, Michael Pascale, Tony Cutrone, Al Montano, Tony Muccio, Nin Arciola, Joe Marchese, Tony Carusone