Legion history contest winners announced 
American Legion National Historian Robert Gilmore Jr. reports to the NEC on Oct. 6, 2021. (Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion)

Legion history contest winners announced 

On Oct. 6, American Legion National Historian Robert Gilmore Jr. reported to the National Executive Committee the results of the 2020-2021 American Legion History Contests, conducted down the hall from the committee room in the Legion’s national library.

One-Year Department Narrative History Contest:
First Place: Department of Indiana
Second Place: Department of North Carolina
One-Year Department Yearbook History Contest:
First Place: Department of Missouri
Second Place: Department of Nebraska
Third Place: Department of North Carolina
One-Year Post Narrative History Contest:
First Place: Frierson-Nichols Post 8, Winter Haven, Fla.
Second Place: Pony Express Post 359, St. Joseph, Mo.
Third Place: Bensley-Rounds American Legion Post 280, Iroquois, S.D.
Certificates of Participation awarded to:
Tri-County Post 61, Junction City, Ore.
Francis Scott Key Post 11, Frederick, Md.
Field-Allen Post 148, Windham, Maine
Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284, Colonial Heights, Va.
One-Year Post Yearbook History Contest:
First Place: Julius J. Shryer American Legion Post 430, Durant, Iowa
Second Place: War Memorial Post 30, Camden, Maine
Third Place: Milton Post 139, Milton, W.Va.
Honorable Mention: Veterans Memorial Post 347, Lady Lake, Fla.
Honorable Mention: Francis Scott Key Post 11
Certificates of Participation awarded to:
Siloam Spring Post 29, Siloam Springs, Ark.
Aloha Post 104, Aloha, Ore.
Carter C. Hanner and Mamon G. Sharp Post 129, Stillwater, Okla.
Bates-O’Brien-Howe-Wiegel-Roelli Post 214, Darlington, Wis.
Overland Park Post 370, Overland Park, Kan.
Dean Mendenhall Post 13, Provo, Utah
Olson-Reid Post 250, Castlewood, S.D.
Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, Salisbury, N.C.
Harry Higgins Post 88, Ashland, Ohio
Mechanicsville Post 175, Mechanicsville, Va.

Instructors and judges for the contest, members of the National Association of Department Historians of The American Legion (NADHAL), were Charles J. Zelinsky, J. R. Stillwell, Ruth A. Higgins, James C. Fratolillo, Dan Watrous, Charemon Dunham, Lynne S. Rollins, Robin Shingleton, Bill G. Richard, James “Jim” A. Mariner, Sue Mason and Deborah A. Davis.