#The American Legion

James Earl Bunch, Sr

James Earl Bunch, Sr., age 71, of Park City departed this life on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Glasgow. The Hart County native was born on April 5, 1951 to the late Leonard and Rose Craine Bunch. He was married to Charlene Heath Bunch, who survives. James served our country...
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Betty Rose Vinup, 93, Rising Sun

Betty Rose Vinup, 93, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away on Sunday, November 27th, 2022 at her home. Betty was born in Rising Sun, IN on April 30, 1929, a daughter of the late Leola (Loring) Detmer and Charles Detmer. Betty grew up in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1947. Betty married Hubert L. Vinup on January 11, 1947. Betty and Hubert were married 43 years until his passing in 1990. Betty was an Avon Sales Representative for over 30 years. She also formerly worked at Thatcher Glass, Rising Sun Canning Factory and Safco Insurance. Betty was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Betty was a very active member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary for an amazing 66 years, joining in 1956. She also belonged to the Aurora Eagles. Betty enjoyed going to Rising Star Casino, traveling, boating on the river, reading and playing cards and bingo. She loved visiting with her family and friends at the American Legion.
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Parma American Legion post utilizes charitable gaming

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) - Several hundred veteran and fraternal organizations are benefiting from charitable gaming to help support the posts and raise more money for local charities, including American Legion post 572 in Parma. The Parma post of the American Legion was recently granted a license by the Ohio Attorney...
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American Legion Post 2 in Bristol to hold remembrance of attack on Pearl Harbor

BRISTOL – American Legion Post 2 will hold its annual event in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. The remembrance event will be held starting at 11 a.m. at the Post at 22 Hooker Court. The American Legion will honor World War II veterans and remember Pearl Harbor survivors along with those killed during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941.
Monroe Local News

Cookie Decorating and Kid’s Christmas Party at the American Legion Post 233 on Dec. 9

Kids attending will get a small gift and a Christmas Ornament. On Dec. 9, the American Legion Post 233 Auxiliary is hosting a Kid’s Christmas Party with an opportunity to meet, and greet, Santa. This is a family affair – kids cannot be dropped off. They will be given a free hot dog, chips and a drink and an opportunity to have some fun. There will be a cookie decorating table and picture coloring station.


Post 828 assists Families of local Elementary Schools. To assist local families on the East Side during the holiday season, Legionnaires, Unit Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion of Fred Brock American Legion Post No. 828 donated $1,500 in H-E-B gift cards to 30 families of students attending Booker T. Washington Elementary, Nov. 16, and Dorie Miller Academy, Nov. 17.

MW Boys and Girls Soccer teams gather for end of season dinners and awards

The Crusaders Girls soccer team held their end of the season dinner at the Captains Table on Nov. 16, when players, coaches and parents celebrated another successful season with dinner, awards and a slide show. Head Coach Bill Mpasiakos has lead the team for seven seasons, compiling an impressive 110-13-6 record while capturing six sectional, four regional and two state titles. He has been aided by Assistant Coach Elise Fugowski over the last several seasons. The girls finished this season in the state semi-final, where they lost to Ward Melville 1-0.

Lakes Area ABATE Toy Run 2022

PRYOR, Oklahoma ~ 56 motorcyclists braved the cold, wet weather Saturday afternoon to help spread some Christmas cheer. These riders and a handful of cars participated in the Annual Lakes Area ABATE Toy Run that began at Hooker's Bar & Grill and ended at the American Legion. The route took them down Pryor's Main Street, with Pryor's Police Department ensuring their safe passage.


(NEWTON) The Newton American Legion Post 20 is reminding everyone that they can now stop by the Post Home any weekday afternoon after 2:00 to pick up their flags that were used for this year’s Veterans Day observance. The American Legion and other organizers want to thank everyone who helped with the Veterans Day program and those that helped in setting up & taking down the flags’ display at the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton.

Legion raising money for monuments

VAN WERT — An effort is underway to honor Van Wert County veterans. The American Legion Post 178 plans to expand its monuments in Memorial Park on West Main Street in Van Wert. The new monuments will pay tribute to all veterans, not just those who fought in major...

Generosity Drives the Mission of Unknown Saints Riders’ Club

It began as a simple concept sketched out on a napkin seven years ago. Sid Dusel and Troy Fellbaum were brainstorming ways to help the veteran community in Sweetwater County while keeping their efforts somewhat discreet. Unfortunately, Troy passed away in 2015 and Sid put the idea on the back...

Giant Carved Wooden Eagle Installed outside American Legion in Wesleyville

The Carl Neff American Legion Post in Wesleyville has a proud new symbol of its patriotism. The Sons of the American Legion bought a giant carved wooden eagle and installed it outside the post. Members said it's a symbol of pride, both their pride in our country and their pride...

We can all ‘Be the One’

As the nation’s largest veterans service organization, The American Legion has the ability to create positive change in the lives of veterans, servicemembers, their families, and our nation’s children and youth. We’ve seen it in legislation that protects and provides for veterans. We’ve seen it in relief...

Valparaiso Announces Recipient of 2022 Good Neighbor Award

The City of Valparaiso announced it has named Joe Baczynski as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2022, recognizing his exemplary commitment to the community. “Joe Baczynski gives generously of his time and energy to support veterans, seniors, children and the Valparaiso community. He makes a difference for so many, and we’re pleased to highlight his good works with this recognition,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. Baczynski has been an active volunteer in Valparaiso since moving to Valpo in 1991. He is a former Marine who served in Vietnam who gives of his time to support veterans, children, seniors and the Valparaiso community in general. He is active in the veteran community, organizing fundraisers and events that support and honor their service. He is a longtime volunteer with the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival and organizes the annual Soapbox Derby. As a member of the Dunes Leathernecks, he organizes an annual golf outing that helps to fill six local food pantries and leads the Toys for Tots drive during the holidays, among other volunteer efforts.

Barbara Moser, age 81,

Thursday, November 24, 2022 in West, Texas. Services for Barbara are 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Stephenville Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Erath Gardens of Memory. Visitation with the Moser family will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (one hour prior to services) on Saturday morning. Barbara was born on October 27, 1941 in Gorman, Texas to the late Betty VanZandt. She was adopted by her father, the late Joe Huffman in 1943. Barbara had a sweet, but feisty spirit, which was evident throughout her life. She survived polio in the 1940s and was the first in the family to graduate from college. She attended Tarleton State College and graduated from The University of Texas in 1971. Barbara spent her career working for various departments of the United States Government. Barbara was also known as the family historian, following in the footsteps of her aunt Mickey on her mother’s side. One of her accomplishments in this role was to help document the VanZandt family history to show their participation in the American Revolution. A result of this research was her membership as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Barbara was quite proud to be a member of the DAR. Throughout her life, Barbara was an avid bridge player, enjoyed her bible studies at First United Methodist Church of Stephenville, and could often be found at the American Legion in Stephenville. Barbara thrived on social activity. During high school, Barbara went to the senior prom with John Moser. After high school, he enjoyed a career in the United States Military and received a degree from Tarleton State University. After John’s retirement from the military, he had moved back to Stephenville. A stop into the Mrs. Baird’s thrift store in Stephenville by both Barbara and John rekindled their old romance and they were married from 1996 until John’s death in 2020. Barbara was a fierce protector and a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She was always generous with her time and treasure. Family was her highest priority. She leaves behind her brother, David (Debbie) Huffman and her sister Dianne (Bruce) Griffin. She is also survived by her nieces Mindi Turner, Stacy Vanore and Sarah Griffin, her nephews Corey Huffman, Brad Griffin and Chad Huffman. She leaves behind many other family members whom she loved very much. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Moser, her father, Joe Huffman, her mother, Betty VanZandt Huffman and her brother Don Huffman.


George Overby passed away on November 17, 2022, at his home in Oakdale, CA with his beloved wife Jean of 45 years by his side. Snow skiing, fishing, football and reading were George’s favorite pastimes. George was proud to be a Veteran with service in the Army 1951 –...

American Legion commander honors local law enforcement

JOHN DAY — Law enforcement agencies in Grant County are understaffed, overworked and, at times, underappreciated. Jim Jerome, the commander of Oregon District 10 of the American Legion, saw to it that the agencies' hard work and long hours were recognized during a challenge coin presentation on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Elks Lodge in John Day.