The A.M. Mucci Post 2685, Veterans of Foreign Wars was named for Private Angelo Mucci who was killed in action while serving with the United States Army in France during World War I.
The Post’s home for many years was at 338 Line Street, in a part of South Camden that had many residents of Italian birth and descent. Among its activities was the sponsorship of a large band, which played in many parades and social functions in Camden’s Italian American community.
By 1939 the Post had taken up quarters at 820 Broadway, on the second floor, over a furniture store. By the late 1940s the Post had moved to 512 Clinton Street, where it would remain through at least the end of the 1950s. At some point during the 1950s the Post was renamed, and became known as the South Camden Post 2685, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Most if not all of the Mucci post’s membership were Italia n- many of Camden’s social clubs were organized on ethnic and/or religious lines in those times. The post, along with the nearby Sons of Italy lodge and several other Italian-based organizations, was a vital part of the social fabric of the neighborhood for many years.