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National vice commander coming to Minnesota

ST. PAUL — National Vice Commander Angel Narvaez is coming to Minnesota in early December. He is the vice commander for the Midwest region of The American Legion.

Angel Narvaez

Narvaez is a member of Post 129 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He joined The American Legion in 2005 after his retirement from the military. Narvaez served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 2004, beginning as a military policeman and advancing in ranks from private through first sergeant.

He was commander of the Department of Puerto Rico from 2013 to 2015. He was Puerto Rico’s NECman 2016 to 2021. He has served on several post, district, department and national committees and is a 2012 graduate of National American Legion College.

Narvaez has been married to Rosa Hilda Velez since 2000. They have four children.

He begins his tour with a 5 p.m. Dec. 2 visit to Wayzata Post 118.

He will visit the Department of Minnesota Headquarters at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 and join the Minnesota Commander’s Task Force online meeting with Gov. Tim Walz that morning. He later meets with Department of Minnesota vice commanders and other key department leaders.

Narvaez then heads to Hastings Post 47 for a 5 p.m. visit.

There is a breakfast Dec. 4 with officers of Savage Post 643, followed by a 10:45 a.m. stop at New Prague Post 45 and a briefing about a veterans memorial.

Narvaez then joins the Minnesota American Legion Family at noon Dec. 4 at Montgomery Post 79 for the Pearl Harbor Rally.
He departs Minnesota the next morning.

Narvaez was in Iowa Nov. 15-20. The Midwest region is Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Puerto Rico, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

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