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
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.
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.
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
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.
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