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Concealed Carry

After the terrorist shooting of a recruiter's office in Tennessee, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart decided to assist local recruiters in protecting themselves. By completing the necessary paperwork, recruiters were given concealed carry permits. The active duty personnel were not charged. Current DOD regulations do not permit firearms on government property but these individuals will be able to carry off site. Shown here presenting a plaque to Sheriff Lenhart for his support are (L-R): PFC Olivia Steinke, SSG David Altizer, and SSG Tiffany Smith. All three are members of Sidney Post 217 and Lenhart is a member of Jackson Center Post 493.

Sidney Post VA Hospice Donation

Sidney Post 217 members donated $1,000 to the Dayton VA Hospice. Pictured presenting the check are (L-R): Past Department Treasurer Chuck Craynon, Hospice Director Kathy Hayes, and Post 217 Trustee Larry Spence. Kathy Hayes is a member of Post 217 and a retired Army Colonel nurse who served in Iraq.

Flag disposal

A flag disposal ceremony was held on June 14th at Post 470 with assistance from the Boy Scouts. The ceremony was concluded with Taps being played.

Coldwater carvings

Coldwater Post 470, along with other local organizations, conducted fundraising activities to carve the five branches of the military from the dead ash trees in the park. The two pictured here (Army and Navy) have been completed.

Post 382 Golf Tournament

From left to right: Darrell Groman, Brad Dailey and Shawn Rayle, Sam Reineke and Fred Arnold, co-Chairman for the Golf outing, Ed Yeager, Bill McClain, William Van Dyke, Gary Crawfis, Jim McClain, Marjorie Bryan, Betty Warton and Kay Sellers. The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 would like to Thank all of our sponsors and golfers for their generous donations for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament. This year we are able to give donations to twelve different non-profit Organizations. They are as follows: Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Comfort Warrior, Urbana/Champaign Aviation Museum, Ohio Veterans Memorial, Honor Flight of Findlay, Ohio, and the Bluffton Girl Scouts. Sam Reineke and Fred Arnold co-Chairmen for the Golf Outing passed out checks to the organizations at the Legion Post.

Post 470 Boys Staters

Coldwater Post 470 selected five boys to attend Buckeye Boys State. Pictured (L-R) are (front row) Chairman Ron Stachler, Cody Tebbe, Wyatt Peterson, Commander Virgil Muhlenkamp, (second row) Dustin Seger, Bobby Klosterman, (back row) Trent Jutte, and Justin Hess.