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Post 173 Continuous Members

Pictured from left to right: Jerry Pitzer (Commander), Tim Pierce (2nd Vice), George Sutherland (50 yr member), Jim Sebring (60 yr member), and Alan Galvez (1st Vice).

Shelby County Council

Past Department treasurer Chuck Craynon installed the newly elected officers of the Shelby County Council. Pictured, from left to right: Vice Commander Steve Lawrence, Commander Gary "Tiny" Stockton, and Craynon who serves as the county Adjutant.

Post 345 A&G

Fort Recovery Post 345 would like to recognize the winners of the A7G test. One boy and one girl from each grade received a certificate and $50 for the highest score. Pictured (L-R): Principal Jeff Hobbs, Unit President Bob Smith, Tony Osterholt, Shannon Knoth, Sam Huelskamp, Monica Fullenkamp, Adam Lefevre, Chelsea Timmerman, and Commander Alvin Wendel. Tony Osterholt and Shannon Knoth were also the Mercer County winners.

Post 345 Boys Staters

Fort Recovery Post 345 Commander Alvin Wendel welcomes high school juniors (L-R) Tanner Koch, Caylen Rockwood, and Evan Link along with Unit President Bob Smith as the 2015 delegates to Buckeye Boys State.

Post 217 Oath

Sidney Post 217 Commander Rick Lunsford receives his oath of office from the installing officer, Past Department Treasurer Chuck Craynon.

Post 382 Officers

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 held a banquet for members and their spouses July 6, 2015. After the dinner, James W. Campbell, Department Commander, swore in Officers of Bluffton American Legion Post 382 for 2015-2016. Members sworn in are (L-R): Commander Fred Rodabaugh, 1st Vice Thom Craig, 2nd Vice Mike Zimmerman, Adjutant/Financial Bob Amstutz, Department Commander James W. Campbell, Sergeant of Arms Ed Amstutz, Americanism Sam Reineke, Chaplain Donald Rock, Historian Morris Groman, Staff Judge Advocate Tom Benroth & Public Relations Dennis Morrison.

Maria Stein donates to Journey Home

Above is a picture of the Maria Stein Legion making a donation to The Journey Home from Winchester, Indiana. The Maria Stein Legion and Sons of Legion have donated $1,500 to The Journey Home Foundation of Winchester, Indiana. The Journey Home Foundation supports wounded veterans in need of support while adjusting back to a daily life. Pictured (L-R) is Al Mescher, Commander of the Sons of the Legion, James Garringer of The Journey Home Foundation and Vic Rutschilling, Commander of the Maria Stein Legion. Additional information on The Journey Home can be found at www.thejourneyhomeindiana.org.

Military Certificates

2015 graduates of Anna High School were presented a military certificate by the Heiland American Legion Post 446 on May 19, 2015. The certificates were presented by Jim Koppin of the Legion Post. Pictured are Nick Nolte, enlisted into the Marines, Jordon Jurosic, enlisted into West Point Academy, Nathan Day enlisted into the Marines.

West Pointer

Jordan Jurosic a 2015 graduate of Anna Local Schools, was presented a certificate. Jordan will entering the West Point Academy.