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Father gives Oath of Office to son
Walla Walla, WA
James Allen, a retired Naval officer and life member of The American Legion, recently had the honor of swearing in..
My great-grandfather, a World War I hero
Staten Island, NY
I’ve recently had a burning desire to learn about my last name, and where it has been throughout history. My..
Family of World War II veteran receives Bronze Star 75 years later
Fenton / St. Louis, MO
You never know what you might find when you request a copy of either your or a family member's past..
70 years of membership for three generations
St. Louis , MO
We are three generations with 70 years of membership and service to The American Legion. It’s a tradition and an..
The value of immigration
Jakob looks around his village of Nykarleby, Finland, blighted by backwardness and no future. He decides his family's future lies..
Granito-Smith Post 1296
Staten Island , NY
This is a story of a small but vibrant community: New Brighton in Staten Island, a borough of New York..
Young Legionnaire poses question to Reistad: "How can I someday be a national commander?"
San Diego, CA
On Jan. 3, while attending an honors banquet at American Legion Escondido Post 149 in the San Diego 22nd District,..
Commanding Marion, Iowa, Post 298: keeping it in the family
Post 298 in Marion, Iowa, is very proud to have had a father and son both command the post: Albert..
Certificate awarded for 60 years of service
Jacksonville , FL
Bruce Blanton was presented a 60-year membership certificate from the Sons of The American Legion on August 9, 2018, at..
Mother and son honored
Franklin Park, IL
Mildred Gort, a former Post 974 commander and Air Force veteran, and her son, Detachment Commander Eugene Gort, are honored..
Blankenship brothers serve in WWI
Olive Hill, KY
Creed and James Bruce Blankenship were my great-uncles and served during World War I. Both were born in Pike County,..
Father, Mother, Son & Daughter James J. Leonard, Enola Legion Post 751, Enola, Pa. Lifetime Member 68 years, Post Commander..
Mother and Son making a difference in Texas
Royse City, TX
Service in the American Legion wasn't a foregone conclusion for Jason Castleberry. Jason had been a member of the VFW..
A true ALA family
The Grout family has been involved with Eugene M. Connor Post 193 in Winchendon, Mass., for more than 80 years...
Three generations of female veterans
While the majority of veteran lineage is male, my family differs. My daughter, my granddaughter and myself honor our veteran..
Learning of a father's legacy
SM/Sgt. Joseph E. Puett Sr.: My Dad by Joseph E. Puett Jr. When I first met my dad, he was just a man..
A photo journey of my father's unit in World War II and helping liberate..
Kansas City, KS
I am a Vietnam vet and I have published a photo website of my father's unit journey through Europe and..
Family service remembered
Seal Beach, CA
Fifty years ago - Nov. 19, 1967 - our father, Alfred W. Gill, passed away after suffering for months from..
Courage and service run in the family
The scrapbook is full and overflowing with more than 150 newspaper clippings from four newspapers available to Chester Sheldon during..
Furla family military history
Saint Louis, MO
My late dad, August J. Furla, Captain, U.S. Army, MC, was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He..
Warren Grant Powers, WWII, U.S. Army Gary S. Powers, U.S. Army, 1967-1973 Jerry Warren Powers, U.S. Marine Corps, Jan. 7, 1972-July..
Our hero, our story
San Antonio, TX
Our maternal grandfather, John Robertson Branch, was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His lineage was..
Bus kills soldier in Salinas station
Aug. 27, 1945 Private Max E. Schooler, of Fort Ord, was killed under the wheels of a Greyhound bus as it..
The Catalano Family
My Father started; he served in World War I under General Pershing as interpreter. My older brother served in the Navy..
The Noriega Family, a family of Americans who served
This is a tribute to my father, his five brothers, an uncle, four cousins and I, who all served our..
My grandfather, Corporal Ben Stickley, was in the 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow Division) Company F, 168th Infantry. He served 16..
Boca Raton, FL
My father never talked about his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe (France and Germany)...
Amusing story from World War 1
So. Deerfield, MA
When my dad, Everett C. Perry, Private 1st Class, Co. F, 23rd Infantry 2nd Division, U.S Army, was 20 and..
In loving memory of my daddy, Alvin J. Walton, World War II veteran
My daddy, Alvin J. Walton, served in the Navy during World War II. When Daddy was drafted, he was given..
The story of Post 19 namesake James O. Hall
Post 19 of The American Legion Department of Louisiana is named after Captain James O. Hall, United States Army. ..
My family helped me receive vet's benefits
My oldest brother Milt served as an aircraft mechanic in the Army Air Corps during WWII, and oldest sister Dorotha..
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