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District 2 News

A&G Winner

Aaron Jensen, a Department Americanism and Government test winner, reported on his trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C., at a Post 217 meeting in Sidney. Pictured from left to right are: Post Chaplain Carl Zimmerman, Post 1st Vice Commander Gary Stockton, Aaron Jensen, Commander Tom Clay and Adjutant Ralph Granger.


Past Department Treasurer Charles 'Chuck' Craynon administers the re-enlistment oath to Staff Sergeant Matt Goyings, USMC, a member of Sidney Post 217. Craynon is a retired Marine Corps captain and Goyings is a local recruiter. Craynon recruited the staff sergeant into the American Legion and Goyings received permission from the Marine Corps for Craynon to re-enlist him.

Homecoming Parade

Heiland Post 446 participates in the Anna Homecoming parade on June 21, 2014. Members are Bob Meyer, Bob Riethman, Linda Schrage and Larry Huecker. The Post participates in the Anna Homecoming and Botkin's Carousel parade every year.

Color Guard

Heiland Post 446 gets ready to post the colors for the Anna Homecoming Queen Pageant June 20, 2014. Members are Larry Huecker, Jim Koppin, Gary Sollmann and Carl Kempfer. Members present the colors at the Anna Homecoming and Botkin's Carousel Queen Pageants.

Post 382 Rifle Raffle

In the picture, left to right, is the winner of the rifle Jack Huber. Presenting the Golden Boy Rifle to Jack is Larry Core, coordinator of the Post 382 Rifle Raffle. Part of the money raised was given to Beverdam, Ohio, Town Hall Flag installation.

Coldwater Boys Staters

Coldwater American Legion Post 470 selected four boys to attend American Legion Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University, June 8-15. The selection committee was Earl Wuebbeling, Gene Brunswick, Larry Knapke, Steve Gerlach (Lion's Club) and Gary Stelser (S.A.L.). Selected to represent Post 470 and Coldwater High School as delegates were: Justin Crum, Devin Rindler, Travis Petersen, Chase Bruggeman. Pictured above, from left to right, front row: Justin Crum, Devin Rindler and Travis Petersen. Back row: Commander Virgil Muhlenkamp, Chase Bruggeman and Buckeye Boys State Chairman Ronald Stachler.

Ceremony Salute

Memorial Day ceremony at the Maple Grove Cemetery, in Bluffton Ohio. The picture was taken by Bluffton News Editor, Austin Arnold. From Left to right, our Memorial Day Speaker, Larry Huffman and Bluffton American Legion Post 382 Commander Jerry Cupples. Huffman spoke about each person having two "deaths," the first being the loss of life and the second being when a person's memory is completely forgotten. For those who have fallen while protecting our country, he emphasized the importance to the crowd of not letting those brave men and women endure that second death of having their memory vanish.