At the recent installation of officers for Post 731 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Willis Forman was recognized for his 70 years of service to The American Legion. Post 731 also awarded an honorary lifetime membership to Forman.
Forman's association with the Legion began in the 1930s when his father, a post commander in Oregon, signed him up as a Sons of the American Legion member. Forman then became a Navy pilot during World War II and finished the Navy after 16 more years of reserve service.
His career during his reserve time was as a designer and pilot for the Navy's Deep Submersible Sub programs.
Most recently, Forman climbed Mount Whitney for the third time!