Commander Robert “Greek” Fochalis speaks at ALMBS
Robert â€œGreekâ€ Fochalis was born in Morgantown, WV. Â He graduated from Morgantown High School in 1959. Â In 1960 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Â He received his basic training at Long Beach, California. Â He was then assigned to San Francisco for Radar School for six weeks and then to the U.S.S. Mansfield DD728. Â After his discharge from the Navy he began working for the I.B.E.W. as an electrician for 40 years and is now retired.
Robert â€œGreekâ€ Fochalis has been a member of Post 91 in Hampshire, WV for 30 years. Â He has served in the Post, Commander 9 years, 1st Vice Commander for three years, Sgt-At-Arms for two years and Americanism Officer for seven years. Â He has been a member of the Honor Guard for 25 years and he has been a counselor at Boys State for nine years.
In the 10th District he has helped with the Oratorical Contest for five years. Â On the District level he served three years as District Commander, two years as District Vice-Commander and two years as Sgt.-At-Arms. Â He has served on the Department level as Department Vice Commander for two years, Membership Chairman and Membership Co-Chairman for four years. Â He has served on the National Americanism Council and he is a Paid Up For Life Member of the American Legion. Â He is also a member of the I.B.E.W, VFW, Moose, Eagles, NRA and Life member in North America Hunting Club.
Greek has four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.