History book contest winners announced
National Historian Deborah A. Davis addresses the NEC at the 2022 Fall meetings at American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 12. Photo by Hilary Ott/The American Legion

History book contest winners announced

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, American Legion National Historian Deborah A. Davis delivered a report to the National Executive Committee that included the winners of the 2021-2022 American Legion History Contests, judged by members of the National Association of Department Historians of The American Legion (NADHAL). The winners, with their respective historians:

Department Narrative:
Indiana (Stephen DeFeo), 1st Place
New Jersey (Gary Cooper), 2nd Place
Florida (Philip R. Crouthamel), 3rd Place

North Carolina (Bill Richard), Participant
Department Yearbook:
Missouri (Jerome L. Goolsby), 1st Place
New Jersey (Gary Cooper), 2nd Place
Nebraska (Jennifer Laux), 3rd Place

Wisconsin (DuWayne Wieck), Participant
North Carolina (Bill Richard), Participant
Virginia (Edward Thompson), Participant
Post Narrative:
Augustus Ruser Jr. Post 273 (Madeira Beach, Fla./Vincent Pupo Jr.), 1st Place
Pony Express Post 359 (St. Joseph, Mo./Jerome L. Goolsby), 2nd Place
Helen K. Osmundson Post 206 (Englewood, Colo./Deborah Davis), 3rd Place

Mechanicsville Post 175 (Mechanicsville, Va./Douglas Harry Snell), Participant
Kings Mountain Post 24 (Johnson City, Tenn./Allen Jackson, Bryan Lauzon, Michael Metzner, Susan Jackson), Participant
Fletcher-Pechacek Post 121 (River Falls, Wis./Jim Sherrill), Participant
Clinton Post 259 (Clinton, Md./Linda P. Poulson), Participant

Post Yearbook:
Julius L. Shryer Post 430 (Durant, Iowa/Scott N. Wolf), 1st Place
Oro Valley Post 132 (Oro Valley, Ariz./Dan McGregor), 2nd Place
Severson-Cairns Post 501 (Madison, Wis./Morris Sadicario), 3rd Place

Ravalii Post 47 (Hamilton, Mont./Nancy A. Dezell), Honorable Mention
Women Veterans of SW Missouri Post 1214 (Springfield, Mo./Terri Friend, Shellie Jones), Honorable Mention
Donaldson-Walker Post 108 (Cushing, Okla./Evelyn Ferchau), Participant
Milton J. Brounshilde Post 205 (Kenmore, N.Y./Derek M. Sansone), Participant
Francis Scott Key Post 11 (Frederick, Md./Gerard F. LoSardo), Participant
Temple Post 133 (Temple, Texas/Shirley A. Platt), Participant
Somerset Post 38 (Somerset, Ky./John Appicelli), Participant
Charles McGuirt Post 208 (Waxhaw, N.C./David Vacchi), Participant
Dale Mabry Post 139 (Tampa, Fla./Raymond J. Millaway), Participant
Travis Moothhart Post 184 (Brownsville, Ore./Kneil A. Stucky, Allen Buzzard), Participant
Mechanicsville Post 175 (Mechanicsville, Va./Douglas Harry Snell), Participant
Camden Post 102 (Camden, Tenn./Michael White, Sharon Beeghly, Cindi Anderson), Participant

Davis also updated the NEC on the NADHAL meeting held the previous day, which included discussion of moving to a digital format for entries in the next few years.