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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..
Heroes in our lifetime
Evanston , IL
By Michael L. Wojciechowski At some point in everyone’s life you are a hero. You might not think so but through..
For the past 13 months I and three other people were working on a special project in celebration of my..
JD Bennett joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1979 and served for six years. JD spent the next 28 years..
Young SAL the first to receive Ten Ideals Award in his New Jersey squadron
Jake Myers of Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 105 received the Ten Ideals Award at a regular meeting..
Pearl Harbor Day remembered
In response to Jeff Stoffer’s online World War II story “Coastal Legionnaires mobilize after attack” (Dec. 9, 2021): When I..
The American Legion was my second family
American Legion Post 300 members and the 10th District in St. Louis were my second family My father and mother,..
Recently, I discovered some historic military facts about my grandmother that I wanted to share. In 1917, as America was beginning..
Looking for information on brother KIA in Germany in 1944
The Villages, FL
I had a brother, Joseph W. Hopp, PFC AS33559277, who was shot and killed by a sniper in Germany on..
Col. Norman J. Eckert, WWI/WWII/Korea era
Ocean Springs, MS
Col. Norman J. Eckert, Bronze Star Father of: Edward (Ed), Col., U.S. Army, William (Bill), Lt, Col., U.S. Army Richard (Dick), Capt.,..
Spartanburg , SC
Alt. NECman Bob Scherer of the Department of South Carolina taking a break during the 13th day of the 100-mile..
Donald E. Johnson, Captain, USMC
On this day set aside to honor those who have served, I have only one who has helped, guided and..
The new American Legion Post 302 in Missouri
Fenton / St. Louis, MO
I am proud to say that we officially have a new American Legion post in the Missouri 10th District. Most..
Recognizing our Vietnam veterans
Fenton / St. Louis, MO
One of the best parts of being an American Legion commander is having the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of..
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..
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