STAMFORD—At the end of the school year, the students at The Catholic Academy of Stamford honored Army Veteran Dr. Cortland Mehl by creating thank you cards for him. The original plan was for Mr. Mike to deliver all of the cards to Dr. Mehl at his home. When Mr. Mike went to his house, he found out that Dr. Mehl was in the hospital. Sadly, he passed away shortly afterwards.
Mr. Mike was in contact with his family and provided them with the cards from the CAS students. These cards were on display at Dr. Mehl’s service to show the appreciation that the students at The Catholic Academy of Stamford have for him.
Dr. Mehl attended Stamford schools, graduating from Stamford Catholic High School in 1968. Active in local affairs, he belonged to several veterans groups, most notably as Commander of Kulka Brothers Post #1957 of the Catholic War Veterans in Stamford and the American Legion Post #3 in Stamford, where he was a life member. He served as the post historian and liaison to the Boy Scouts. He was also a life member of VFW Post #6933 in Noroton Heights, Amvets, Vietnam Veterans of America and the U.S. Army Transportation Regiment. In addition, he was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Council in Stamford and served on the Board of the Stamford Historical Society. His hobbies included aviation, photography, travel, archaeology, history and metal detecting. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable, Civil War Preservation Trust, the Nor’easter’s Metal Detecting Club, the Holy Name Athletic Club, the Wings Club of New York as well as several military museums.