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Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain, was elected The American Legion’s new national commander Aug. 27 at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.
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In his acceptance speech at the Louisville convention, newly elected Legion commander Clarence Hill advocated the use of more computer technology and social networking to reach veterans of all ages, from all wars.
Gen. David H. Petraeus received The American Legion’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Medal - at the 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.
In Louisville, The American Legion recognized one member of each armed service for community service with its Spirit of Service Award.
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Sunday’s parade marched down Main Street in Louisville for more than two hours and featured representatives from all 55 American Legion departments.
“33 Minutes” focuses on the need for a credible missile defense system to ensure our national security against such threats as North Korea and Iran.
USA TODAY will receive The American Legion’s Fourth Estate Award during the Legion’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 27.