Date(s) - 08/22/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marlborough Middle School
American Legion of Marlborough, the Croteau-Coutts Post 24 is changing its name.
American Legion Posts have always been named after veterans in remembrance of their service.
Initially, the Post was named after Marlborough resident Clarence J. Croteau who died during WWI.
The Post then changed its name to Croteau-Coutts to honor another resident: Charles Beverly Coutts,
who perished in WWII
Now, the name change will honor Warrant Officer Marshall H. “Pete” Ford, who was killed in action in
Vietnam in March 1968.
As of August 22, 2021, American Legion Croteau-Coutts Post 24 will be known as Croteau-Coutts-
Ford Post 24.
In order to properly acknowledge the name change, Post 24 will be conducting a ceremony on August
22nd at Marlborough Middle School, 41 Fitch Court starting at 1PM.
We will formally conduct a ceremony acknowledging the name change and honoring the service and
ultimate sacrifice of Warrant Officer Marshall H. Ford.
At the end of the ceremony, a band concert and post sponsored family picnic will take place.
Entertainment will be from 2PM to 3PM..
We invite the public to join us on this momentous occasion, not only to celebrate the name change, but
to pay respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.