Florida post sponsors American Legion Softball Team
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Florida post sponsors American Legion Softball Team

The American Legion Softball Team, sponsored by Post 356 in Lynn Haven, Fla., took second place in a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) tournament last August.

 All hands on deck
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All hands on deck

The American Legion’s first national commander from Florida, retired Navy captain Clarence Hill, calls on members to engage a new generation.

Shrouded in sickness
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Shrouded in sickness

Of the 697,000 U.S. troops who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, about one in four suffer from illnesses related to the conflict, according to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC).

Scout teaches shooting to injured vets
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Scout teaches shooting to injured vets

Tim Sherry didn’t take the typical approach to his Eagle Scout Project. He found a way to introduce disabled veterans to the world of professional shooting.

2009 Economic Awards winners
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2009 Economic Awards winners

Several awards are presented each year during the Legion’s National Convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.

15-year-old shares life as a military child
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15-year-old shares life as a military child

Marcus Guerra Jr. is a military child whose father might deploy soon. The situation hasn’t scared him. He has used it as an opportunity to help other youth who share his situation.

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