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Westport Firefighters Team With VFW Post 399 To Replace Roof For WWII Vet

World War II veteran Clayton Chalfant holds his proclamation from the city of Westport with his wife, Mary, and First Selectman Jim Marpe, right. From left, Klaus Larsen, Jeremy Minter, Tim  Chalfant and  Christine, Clay Chalfant's granddaughter.
World War II veteran Clayton Chalfant holds his proclamation from the city of Westport with his wife, Mary, and First Selectman Jim Marpe, right. From left, Klaus Larsen, Jeremy Minter, Tim Chalfant and Christine, Clay Chalfant's granddaughter. Photo Credit: Facebook (Town of Westport)
Volunteers work to help provide a new roof for Clayton Chalfant's home.
Volunteers work to help provide a new roof for Clayton Chalfant's home. Photo Credit: Facebook (City of Westport)
Volunteers helped replace Clayton Chalfant's roof.
Volunteers helped replace Clayton Chalfant's roof. Photo Credit: Facebook (City of Westport)

WESTPORT, Conn. --  Westport firefighters teamed up with members of  the Westport VFW Post 399 Saturday to assist Klaus Larsen and his crew from The Santa Klaus Project in providing a new roof for Clayton Chalfant, a Westport resident who served in World War II in Europe.

Chalfant was chosen to be a beneficiary of the new roof by the The Santa Klaus Project. Larsen, a roofing contractor from Lebanon, Conn., started the project, which provides new roofs to veterans and other deserving people and organizations.

Chalfant was nominated for this project by his granddaughter Christine, who met a member of Larsen’s team in a Starbucks in upstate Connecticut.

Westport firefighters and the VFW worked with Klaus to make this project a reality. Chalfant’s son Tim is a retired Westport firefighter, and so the project was immediately embraced by the Westport Fire Department.

First Selectman Jim Marpe was advised of the project and honored Chalfant with a proclamation from Westport for his service to the country and the Westport community.

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