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Paul J. Hassing

“Knowing you’re doing something for somebody else, for something greater than yourself – that’s what I get out of the Legion. It’s a feeling I just can’t describe.”

Branch of Service: Army

Years: 16 (eight active, eight reserve)

MOS: 68S Preventive Medicine Sergeant /
15P Aviation Operations Sergeant /
12B Combat Engineer

Rank at Discharge: Staff sergeant (E-6)


  • Army Commendation Medal (2)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2)
  • Good Conduct Medal (2)
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer

Service Medal

  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with mobilization device and 10-year hourglass (2)
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (3)
  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (2)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star
  • Aviation Badge
  • Driver Badge

American Legion Post: Earl C. Hill Post 550, Bloomington, Minn.

Number of Years in the Legion: Six


  • Post 581 commander (2007)
  • Post 550 adjutant (2012)
  • 10th District vice commander (2012)
  • District employment chairman (2010-2012)
  • National American Legion College graduate (2010)
  • Legion Riders chapter director (2010)




May 12, 2014 - 8:42am

Riding whose coattails exactly? It looks to me like you don't know what you are talking about. Yes, I was deployed twice while in the Reserve. I am still in the Reserve. I thought I did join a club with my own kind.


January 12, 2013 - 1:15pm

Paul J. Hassing, what an American. Can you make it look like you spent ANYMORE time in the military? Let's call it what it is, 8 years active, leave the reserve time out of it, unless you were deployed during that time, then we'll add it to your active duty time. If you're that gung ho then you would have made a career out of the military. I guess I put 30 years in the military, 20 active and 10 reserves, that's much more impressive. Another old person with a murdercycle. What took you so long to join the Legion to rub elbows with people that think alot more about the military. You and your kind are doing nothing more that riding our coattails. Not IMPRESSED. Join a club with your own kind, DEADBEATS OF THE MILITARY.

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