Piotrowski, Mary Ellen
(1930-2006) Born in Pepperell Massachusetts in 1930. Enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1950, served as a Yeoman to Admiral Hyman Rickover; discharged in 1952. Raised seven children and had a career at the University of Wisconsin; relocated to Arizona in 1985. Following all local post and state offices, served as Department Commander for American Legion in 2000-01. In addition to many awards from the American Legion, she was recognized by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Knights of Columbus, and McDonald Corp. for exemplary community service. Was serving on the Arizona Veterans Service Advisory Commission and Unified Arizona Veterans Chairman at the time of her death. Inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in March, 2006.