I Am the American Legion - Mary E. Lepley

“The Legion has done a lot to protect veterans benefits. We are always fighting for the right things to be done for our veterans, and we are up there (on Capitol Hill) lobbying heavily every day.”

Branch of Service: Army

Years: 1974-2000

MOS: Administration/Personnel

Rank at discharge: Command sergeant major

- Legion of Merit
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Joint Service Medal
- Army Commendation Medal
- Army Achievement Medal
- Good Conduct Medal
- Overseas Service Ribbon
- Drill Sergeant Badge

American Legion Post
Frank P. Dorris Post 145, Douglasville, Ga.

Number of Years in the Legion: 19

- Post adjutant (2000-2003, 2006-2008, 2009-2010 and 2012)
- Post commander (2003-2006)
- District commander (2011-2012), awarded Best District in the State
- Department Legionnaire of the Year (2011-2012)
- Department Aerospace Committee member (2008-2012), chairman (2010)
- Department assistant sergeant-at-arms (2008-present)
- Georgia Boys State staff (2008-present)
- National Homeland Security Council membe (2007-2008)
- American Legion Magazine Commission member (2012-2013)


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