WVCF American Legion Offenders Hold 911 Memorial Event

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 Old US Highway 41 South
Carlisle, IN 47838-0500


FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050 ext. 4110

Date: September 14, 2020

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility American Legion Offenders Hold 911 Memorial Event

Carlisle, Ind. - This past Friday, September 11, the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) American Legion Post 398 held a memorial to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack against America on September 11, 2001.

The Kyle Snyder American Legion Post 398 is comprised of veteran offenders who reside at WVCF.  On November 8, 2013 the post was established in recognition of a man who lost his life while serving in the 76th Infantry Brigade.  Chaplain David Walker is the liaison for the Post and helps coordinate events.  Members of Post 398 are required to meet the same requirements as American Legion Posts in the communities. 

Throughout the year, Post 398 raises money for the community by hosting fundraisers. During 2019 the Kyle Snyder Post donated over $20,000 to multiple organizations including Riley's Children's Hospital, area schools, and scholarship programs.

Warden Frank Vanihel stated, "Today I stood with a heavy heart as the events of that tragic day replayed in my mind.  I am proud that WVCF has an American Legion post that embraced the opportunity to hold this memorial event."

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Warden Frank Vanihel, American Legion Post 398 & Chaplain David Walker

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American Legion Post 398 in Formation for 911 Memorial Event


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