My ancestor, Thomas Lovelady, was an enlisted man in both the North Carolina and South Carolina militias during the Revolutionary War, at Guilford Courthouse and the Battle of the Cowpens...
My great-great-grandfather, Caspar Esphorst, served in the Enrolled Missouri Militia for the Union Army in the Civil War. My grandfather, George H. Esphorst, served with the 35th Division, 1st Infantry, Company..
My father, Ralph Eugene Riley, was a decorated Marine who was wounded in action on Sept. 15, 1944, at the Battle of Peleliu (which took place on what is now..
His name is John R. Glod. He was born Jan. 3, 1944, and served in Vietnam where he was injured and lost his full eye, but still has one left..
My father, Howard E. Proper Lamchick served in the Army of Occupation during World War II. ..
Growing up as most boys do playing army and raising cane throughout the neighborhood. The military was always visable as all branches had members at one time or the other...
My sister appointed me family historian, on Marco Island, FL in 1999. She said, “You have to do something besides hang out as a beach bum and chase ladies.” Now..
The Plaisted family has had a family member in every war ,since Roger Plaisted whom was killed by indians in Maine, to my service during Desert Storm. My grandfather Lawrence..
My Grandfather fought in France in WW1 My Father was an Army POW ,captured in the Battle of the Bulge. While being a POW in 4 different camps,he escaped twice,and was..
I've followed my family legacy in being a Legionnaire. My grandfather, Boyd W. Stone, Sr. was a veteran of WW I (2nd Div.) and WW II (2nd Military Railway Service..
My Dad, Ross Charles Tench married my Mom (Margaret) in 1938 and had a beautiful baby girl on their anniversary in 1939. Another baby girl..
The rich heritage shared by the Isenberg family members, who are humble offspring of generations of Patriots, includes being direct descendants of “Sir Robert the Bruse”, the last King of..
Dear American Legion, My name is Joe Rubio and I’m writing in response to your notice in April’s magazine reference shared feelings of people who have proudly served in the U.S...
I am a proud member of Post 107 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. I wake up thankful every day for the generations before me who served this country and kept us safe...
I am a 59-year member of The American Legion. My dad was a World War I wounded veteran, and very proud to be a Legionnaire. He was a past commander..
John Brochetti came back from his service in the 1940s to help establish Cosgrove Post 523 in Rural Valley, Pa. John – or “Spy,” as most know him – worked..
We are a multigenerational military family with many years spent serving veterans through The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. My grandfather, C.E. Harkness, was too young to fight..
My family is very active at Frank P. Dorris Post 145 in Douglasville, Ga. My father, Robert Budahazy, is a retired Vietnam Air Force veteran. He is senior vice commander..