Promote your stories on Legiontown

American Legion posts and family members provide service year-round to veterans and their families, active-duty servicemembers, youth and community members. And The American Legion wants to hear these stories.

The Legiontown U.S.A. website has recently undergone a redesign that showcases multiple stories at once, allows Legion Family members to feature links to YouTube videos created by them, and enables stories to be shared throughout social media. This nationwide sharing will promote the many ways Legion Family members dedicate themselves to a cause greater than themselves.

The Legion wants you to share your good experiences, whether it’s welcome-home celebrations for returning servicemembers, membership drives, honor and rememberance stories, visiting patients at a VA hospital, sponsoring young men and women to Boys and Girls State, hosting fundraisers, donating to Legion charities, or converting a post into a makeshift shelter for victims affected by a natural disaster. Posts, Sons of The American Legion squadrons and Auxiliary units are turning an ordinary community into a Legiontown every day.

For many Legion Family members, these services go unnoticed, but not for those who share their stories on Legiontown — www.legiontown.org. The sharing of stories provides inspiration to posts, squadrons and units located throughout the country on how to promote the Legion in their communities.

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  1. In.1966, I was in basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. Their was an Airman in our training flight named 'Hogan'. I don't recall his first name, but I think he was from California. Hogan had a round chubby face and he always appeared to be smiling, even when he was angry or asleep. Our T.I. couldn't stand people from California or New York, and made no bones about it. One day, while having our routine inspection, the TI approached poor ole Hogan and screamed at him for smiling. Hogan couldn't help the way Nature designed his face but the more he attempted to frown, the more he looked like he was about to laugh. (actually he was scared to death). The TI ordered him to "wipe the G,D.smile off his face and throw it on the ground and stomp on it. Hogan went through the motions as directed. The rest of us were lined up and ordered to stomp on this imaginary smile lying on the ground. Our TI was out of control and we all wished a bolt of lightning would strike his crazy butt. We never could figure out what purpose these outbursts had in our training. I figure that Basic Training was a sort of 'Hazing', and had nothing to do with making us better Airmen.
  2. Basic Training at Fort Dix N.J. 1969. Marching out to the Rifle Range in the pouring rain. After about a 2 mile March we reached the Range. They then told us we could put are ponchos on after we were all drenched!
  3. Regarding November 2014s American Legion magazine article of Share your story of support for post-9/11 veterans...page 68,we were then young and dumb about air-borne pathogens,the one in particular that day and of how it might be carried out to sea is Agent Orange. We could not even see land at that time of the day when a few of us on deck noticed allot of paper fliers were both in the water and landing on the deck of the ship and then while looking up it seemed hundreds more were about to rain upon us. As the wind blew so many off deck and into the water young and dumb to their over all was saying it lightly after what we three that was able to catch one were advised by Command of what was written in Vietnamese on both sides of the paper flier (about the size of our paper U.S. dollars) because what the NVA had air dropped Command noted was for an South Vietnamese Soldier if able of producing one. And these years later what was suppose to have worked for South Vietnamese soldiers might just of applied to the each of us three U.S. Marines had we one on us if sooner or later been deployed as boots on the ground. Again,what Command advised what was written on these fliers were directions for an South Vietnamese Soldier if being caught by the NVA was able to produce one then they were to be pardoned by NVA for fighting them as well were to be given free farmland,and as so was proof enough for me that the Agent Orange pathogen sprayed back then overland could of very well have been carried out to sea as were the noted NVA fliers that obviously must have been air dropped overland as well. Ronald Bert Everitt Indiana Post 0031
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