I Am The American Legion- Henry Parham

“The reason I became an American Legion member is because they support and promote the education of veterans (who) want to continue to go to school. The American Legion will do whatever it can to support veterans.”

Branch of Service: Army

Years: 1942-1945

MOS: Balloon Crewman

Rank at discharge: Private first class

- Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
- World War II Marksman Badge

American Legion Post
William L. Street Post 736, Pittsburgh

Number of Years in the Legion: 60

Veterans Activities
- Commander, Post 736
- District 32 deputy (1968-present)
- Hospital representative, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Campus (Oakland)
- VA hospital volunteer (22 years)
- Memorial Day parade coordinator at Allegheny and St. Mary’s cemeteries (40 years)