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Ghost ships of the war of 1812

Over 50 sailors lost their lives, making this the largest single loss of life on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

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South Carolina's Hawkins Player of the Year

South Carolina's Hawkins Player of the Year

Chapin-Newberry (S.C.) Post 193 shortstop Justin Hawkins wins George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year Award.

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South Carolina saves its best for last

South Carolina saves its best for last

Chapin-Newberry Post 193 jumps out early to down New Orleans for the American Legion World Series championship.

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All-Academic Team announced

All-Academic Team announced

Each team member receives $2,500 scholarship; overall top academic player awarded $5,000 scholarship.

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Scouts' cross-country bike trip shatters donations goal

Scouts' cross-country bike trip shatters donations goal

After riding roughly 3,600 miles, three Boy Scouts and a Vietnam veteran brought in nearly $20,000 for Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Former Legion player back to root for team

Former Legion player back to root for team

Billy O'Dell, who spent 13 seasons pitching in Major League Baseball, was on hand Monday night to watch his former South Carolina team advance to the finals.

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Closest ALWS ever down to final game

Closest ALWS ever down to final game

Retif Oil of New Orleans will face Chapin-Newberry (S.C.) Post 193 for the American Legion World Series title at 7:30 p.m. tonight on ESPNU.

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South Carolina, New Orleans earn spots in final

South Carolina, New Orleans earn spots in final

Chapin-Newberry Post 193 rallies in top of ninth inning, Retif Oil does same in bottom of 10th to clinch spots in American Legion World Series championship.

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ALWS heads to semifinals

ALWS heads to semifinals

Oregon faces South Carolina and Louisiana takes on New Jersey in the semifinals of an American Legion World Series marked by one-run games.

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ALWS Day 4: South Carolina, New Jersey rally to advance

ALWS Day 4: South Carolina, New Jersey rally to advance

Chapin-Newberry and Brooklawn both rally late to clinch semifinal berths; New Orleans wins pool with perfect record.

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Big matchups on ALWS Day 4 schedule

Big matchups on ALWS Day 4 schedule

Final three spots in Monday's semifinals up for grabs.

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ALWS Day 3: Medford clinches semifinal spot

ALWS Day 3: Medford clinches semifinal spot

Medford, Ore., finishes 3-0 in pool play; New Orleans moves to 2-0, while two-time defending champ Brooklawn, N.J., bounces back in a big way.

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ALWS Day 2: Hess sparks New Orleans win

ALWS Day 2: Hess sparks New Orleans win

Retif Oil right fielder shines in the field, at the plate in leading his team to opening win.

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Deafness doesn't slow down S.C. sparkplug

Deafness doesn't slow down S.C. sparkplug

Born deaf, Chapin-Newberry Post 193's Danton Hyman is a leader on and off the field for his squad.

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ALWS Day 1: Medford knocks off defending champs

ALWS Day 1: Medford knocks off defending champs

Oregon Post 15 pitcher Jordan Ragan's gutty effort leads squad past Brooklawn (N.J.) Post 72; Michigan, Hawaii also pick up wins.

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Back where he belongs

Back where he belongs

Longtime World Series PA announcer Dick Jonckowski has returned to Shelby after missing last year because of cancer.

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Rising from the Dust Bowl

Rising from the Dust Bowl

Historic Legion post gave World War I veterans a home and an Oklahoma town a storied legacy.

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Legion seminar will boost vets from 'Boots to Business'

Legion seminar will boost vets from 'Boots to Business'

Legion's Veterans Employment & Education Division to host free veteran entrepreneurship event at national convention in Baltimore.

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Keeping an eye on his former team

Keeping an eye on his former team

Former Legion Baseball player Brian Duensing, now with the Minnesota Twins, is a big supporter of Omaha (Neb.) 52’s Patriots Post 374.

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All-women post re-emerges in Colorado

All-women post re-emerges in Colorado

Post 206, chartered in 1957, is back helping veterans, building camraderie and connecting those from the World War II generation to the post-9/11 generation.

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Distress Signals

Distress Signals

The recently released National Military Strategy publication illustrates the United States' eroding comparitive military advantage.

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Plenty of pedigree in ALWS field

Plenty of pedigree in ALWS field

Teams in American Legion World Series have combined for six national titles, four runner-up finishes.

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Brooklawn eyeing ALWS history

Brooklawn eyeing ALWS history

New Jersey team has won previous two American Legion World Series titles; no team has ever captured a threepeat.

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Graham to Legion: Your voice matters

Graham to Legion: Your voice matters

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham addresses national security, veterans issues to two Legion groups during stop in North Carolina.

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A permanent tribute

A permanent tribute

Statue unveiled at Keeter Stadium in Shelby honoring longtime National Executive Committeeman Jerry Hedrick.

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FODPAL's home at National Headquarters

FODPAL's home at National Headquarters

Room in Indianapolis building the designated spot for FODPAL meetings.

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Dues increase recommended to keep programs strong

Dues increase recommended to keep programs strong

An increase of $5 per year needed to fulfill Legion’s mission to assist veterans, troops, youth and those coming home from war.

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2015 Legion World Series field set

2015 Legion World Series field set

Among the eight teams include defending champions Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72; 2014 runner-up Midland, Mich., Post 165; 2012 champions New Orleans Post 125; and Waipahu, Hawaii, for their fourth appearance in Shelby, N.C.

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'It's personal'

'It's personal'

Leading Candidate for 2015-2016 National Commander Dale Barnett chooses National Emergency Fund as his fundraising focus.

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'The American Legion changes lives'

'The American Legion changes lives'

Harold Barnett, the leading candidate for 2015-2016 national commander, urges membership workshop attendees to share his story when talking about the organization.

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