SAN ANTONIO – (June 21, 2022) – Fred Brock American Legion Post No. 828 Family held their Joint Installations of Officers Ceremony at the post located at 3415 Martin Luther King Drive.
District 20 Cmdr.-elect Danny Muth (593) installed the following Legionnaires: Cmdr. Burrell Parmer, 1st Vice Cmdr. Johnnie Shepheard, 2nd Vice Cmdr. Glenn Robinson, Financial Officer Jerry Farmer, Adjutant Pamela Oliver, Chaplain Patricia Wimberly, Judge Advocate Douglas Russell Jr., Service Officer Edward Jones, Executive Placement 1 David Harris and Executive Placement 2 Marcellus Hutchinson.
Post 828’s mission is to enhance the well-being of San Antonio’s veterans, their families, the military and the community by its devotion to mutual helpfulness.
While delivering his vision, Parmer stated the post has faced myriad challenges.
“These past couple of years have been very challenging for Post 828 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the post weathered the storm. This was accomplished by dedicated members who worked hard to keep us afloat,” said Parmer, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. “My vision is simple: that our post improves upon itself, which means that we must improve upon ourselves to not only plan and execute the programs of The American Legion but also our local initiatives and programs to help our veterans and their families.”
Other officers installed were the post’s Board of Trustees and Sons of The American Legion Squadron 828.
Auxiliary President Delores DeVaul and officers of Unit 828 were installed by Past 20th District President Thelma Harris (828).
The post, which received a temporary charter as Post 420-A on Jan. 1, 1946, is named in honor of San Antonio native U.S. Army Sgt. Fred Brock of the 598th Field Artillery Battalion, 92nd Infantry Division, who died in the line of duty at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., on Aug. 18, 1943. On Aug. 23, 1950, Fred Brock Post No. 420-A was granted a full charter and was redesignated as Post 828.
The post is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is hosting several events and activities which will culminate with a Diamond Anniversary Dinner on Oct. 15, 2022.
Hours of operation are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – midnight.
For more information about Fred Brock Post 828, visit www.fredbrockpost828.org.