National vice commander visits Grove City, Ohio

American Legion National Vice Commander Kenneth Hylton shared a brief site visit at Paschall Post 164, Grove City, Ohio, on Friday, March 31. He serves the Central Region’s 12th District, which includes Post 164. Accompanied by his wife Carol, Vice Commander Hylton was greeted in Grove City by Post Commander Joseph Woodrum and several Executive Board members – including Duane Ellis, executive member at large, and Craig Huffman, judge advocate.
The vice commander’s entourage included 12th District Commander Brad Beatty, Steve Masowick, National Executive Committeeman, and Ron Chapman, alternate National Executive Committeeman.
Hylton’s citywide tour included a stopover at the National Military Museum to commemorate servicemembers. His itinerary to Columbus American Legion posts consisted of a breakfast meeting at Post 144 and a visit to Post 532. His trip concluded at District Office Post 1 before returning to Indiana.
Kenneth C. Hylton was elected national vice commander during the 2022 national convention in Milwaukee. He is one of five vice commanders.
Hylton is a life member of St. Joseph American Legion Post 464 in St. Leon, Ind. Hylton served in the U.S. Army (1970-1973). He served with the 301st Army Security Agency Battalion, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., and later transferred to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.
After his military service, Hylton worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1973 to 2006. He served as commander of the Department of Indiana in 2014, and as department vice commander in 2008. He was appointed as Indiana Commissioner of Veterans Affairs by then-Gov. Mike Pence, representing The American Legion for five years.
Hylton served as county veterans service officer for Ripley County, Ind., since 2007, raising awareness of veteran services in local areas. He is nationally accredited through The American Legion. He is a dual member of Sons of The American Legion Squadron 464.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

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