When his country needed him, Jim Delancy stepped up.
It was 1968 and the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese had weakened support for America’s involvement in Vietnam, but Delancy, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1672, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, and was honorably discharged in 1972.
“I never had to serve in the military, but have great respect for those who did,” said Cramer & Anderson Partner Ken Taylor. One way he shows that respect is by representing the thriving VFW Post 1672 in New Milford on a pro bono basis.
“I am happy to do it,” said Attorney Taylor. “These veterans were willing to sacrifice when their nation called and we are more than happy to assist them when they need some help. Every few years something pops up related to the building or the operation over there and they come to me for assistance.”
“I can call him anytime. He’ll talk me through the questions I have without too many problems,” Delancy said of Attorney Taylor.
Delancy is also the State of Connecticut VFW Junior Vice-Commander and the Post Service Officer for Post 1672, whose 270 members come from New Milford, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Gaylordsville, Kent, Washington, and Warren. The post is located at 11 Avery Rd. in New Milford.
As Service Officer, Delancy helps veterans obtain and access benefits, including medical, or “whatever they need.” His role with the Connecticut VFW has Delancy at the Capitol in Hartford, and recently he was in Washington, D.C., with other VFW leaders, lobbying for better benefits for veterans.
Under Delancy’s leadership, Post 1672 has an active Facebook page and a new website. He encourages all residents in Greater New Milford to connect with the VFW, which holds a number of popular events each year, including an annual clambake on the second Saturday in September.
“In addition to maintaining high ethical standards, all of our attorneys are encouraged to give back to the community in which we live and work,” said Attorney Taylor. “Helping out the VFW is just one of those ways.”
A Senior Partner with Cramer & Anderson, Attorney Taylor spends the majority of his time on Divorce & Family Law cases and representing a large number of clients in Residential Real Estate Law for the firm. He may be reached by phone at (860) 355-2631 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cramer & Anderson has offices in New Milford, Danbury, Litchfield, Kent and Washington Depot. For more information, see the website at crameranderson.com or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.