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Emergency aid is ‘what the Legion does’

Emergency aid is ‘what the Legion does’ 

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Preacher, Puncher, Patriot

Boxing and business champion George Foreman receives the Legion’s James V. Day Good Guy Award.

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Beyond All Expectations

Legionnaires lauded for generosity, government chastised over sequestration at 95th National Convention.

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Lugar talks Korea, Iran, nukes

The American Legion sits down with Richard Lugar.

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I Am The American Legion- Nick Palmisciano

“The Legion is only as strong as the people involved in it. I’ve never met anyone in the Legion who doesn’t have the best interest of the veteran in mind. The American Legion does more to help our nation’s veterans than any organization that I can think of.”

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They Came in Peace

Beirut veterans haven’t forgotten the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Americans and hastened a U.S. exit. Nor have our enemies.

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When Hell Was In Session

Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton spent nearly eight years as a POW, eventually triumphing over his captors.

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The 21st Century VA Hospital

Four new medical centers, all past due and over budget, provide lessons for future construction. Once finished, they are expected to be the best hospitals in America,
at least for now.

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Hot Dogs and Higgins Boats

What do these two icons of New Orleans culture have in common? The same historian, for one thing – and a special relationship with a certain goddess, for another.

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The Siege of Khe Sanh

The battle was a tactical and operational victory for the United States, but it contributed to ending American involvement in Vietnam.

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Quiet Crisis

In the shadow of record military suicide numbers, spouses and children face it, themselves.

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I Am The American Legion- Oscar Urrea

“There is help within this organization, and there is strength in numbers. Let’s look at the future, and we will make a difference for the next generation of veterans.”

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Unstoppable

Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in explosion finds peace and freedom among the Legion Riders.

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I Am The American Legion- Joanne Huffstutter

“The Legion is our opportunity to maintain that presence in the community to remind everyone of who served before and those who serve today. It’s a way to bring us all together in a shared experience.”

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All the War's a Stage

Uniformed entertainers boosted morale of Vietnam troops, no matter how deep they were in theater.

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Victories ahead in state credentialing

Victories ahead in state credentialing.

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The Legion on Campus

New posts are springing up at colleges across the country, reaching out to student veterans.

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I Am The American Legion- Mark H. Ochsenbein

“The American Legion is a great patriotic organization. Not only do (Legionnaires) care about veterans, but they care about their families, and that is important to me.”

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‘Back on American soil’

Thirty-eight years after they lost their lives in what is regarded as the last battle of the Vietnam War, 13 U.S. servicemembers came home in May. Fragments of their remains were laid to rest together, in one casket, at Arlington National Cemetery.

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‘Tired of Excuses’

House committee chairman wants solutions to VA’s problem keeping up with claims and demand for mental health care.

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‘Just Plain Sexy’

In Vietnam, the Navy revived a brown-water force using converted pleasure boats and old World War II landing craft.

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Zero tolerance for military sexual assault

Zero tolerance for military sexual assault

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The Decline of Dustoff

Medal of Honor Huey pilot bemoans today’s medical air-evacuation process.

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Legionnaire receives Presidential Citizens Medal

Legionnaire receives Presidential Citizens Medal

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STARS, STRIPES AND SALES

World War II vet uses rewards program to help Iowa post grow with city.

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A Tale of Two Posts; POST 24

Post 24’s membership was stuck at about 500 and idling. Then, as the post-9/11 generation of veterans began to discover it, the historic American Legion post was transformed, adding more than 250 new members, mostly those who have served in the global war on terrorism. The key to the post’s growth and success, say Legionnaires of eras going back to World War II, is that the young members were not forced to wait long to lead.

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A Tale of Two Posts; POST 56

Post 56 had fallen to just 22 members. Its charter was in peril. There was no post home at the time, but there was money in the bank from a property sale. That money could have been turned in with the charter. Instead, the few Legionnaires on the roster came up with a different plan. They bought a new building, pooled their talents, remodeled the building, devised a new leadership model and since then have watched the post thrive.

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The Battle of Graignes

One of the most significant moments in D-Day history is largely left in the memory of an isolated village surrounded by swamps.

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I Am The American Legion- Lowry A. Finley-Jackson

“I love the Legion. I believe in the mission of the organization and what it does for veterans. Why not be a part of that?”

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‘How did we get such good men?’

The American infantry in Vietnam

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