American Legion membership recruitment took on a new challenge starting in March when Americans nationwide adhered to the safety measures of sheltering in place and social distancing because of the coronavirus. Even with the challenges set before them, 133 Legionnaires recruited 7,355 new members into The American Legion for the 2019-2020 membership year.
There were 89 Gold Brigade winners who recruited 50 or more new members (not counting transfers), and 44 Silver Brigade winners who recruited 25-49 new members (not counting transfers) by the June 100-percent membership target date.
Silver Brigade and Gold Brigade awards cannot both be awarded to a recruiter during the same membership year. Silver Brigade recipients receive a silver pin and certificate. Visit here to see the level of awards that Gold Brigade recipients receive.
Alabama: George R. Krigbaum and Tony Berenotto
Alaska: Michael E. Downs
Arizona: Evelyn J. Wilson; David F. Kempf; Ken Tucker; Karl L. Wilson; and Richard W. Perry
California: Dianna L. Wilson and Jennifer L. Campbell
Colorado: Annette M. Johnson
Florida: Robert D. Plafchan; Micheal J. Seidel; Robert R. Johnson; Ronald G. Lakin; Clarence E. Hill; Alfred E. Varrone; Bruce Thurber; Anthony Torregrossa; Michael Haygood; Cindy Anderson; Sidney R. Damsgard; Richard Gifford; Jack D. Linder, Jr.; Martin Motherway; James White; Bennie D. Bugg; Robert D. Kiley; Edward Lewis; Raymond A. Perez; Joan Suelter; and Frank Babicz
France: Joe Dan Brown
Georgia: Modonna Moore; Earnest Baulkmon; Hilda M. Myers-Walker; Michele M. Garner; David H. Gardner; John W. Griffin; Vickie D. Smith-Dikes; Sandra F. Jordan; Patricia E. Liddell; Napoleon Parker; Robert Mark Shreve; and Edgar J. Johnson
Idaho: Charles "Abe" Abrahmason
Illinois: Jan N. Lepinski; Kurt S. Lepinski; Joseph P. Lampert; and Kenneth J. Trumbull
Indiana: Richard E. Brown; James B. May; Ron L. Patterson; Mark W. Logan; Bryce A. Hullett; Laurie B. Bowman; and Roger A. Clark
Kentucky: Randall A. Fisher
Maryland: G. Douglas Willey and Robert J. Ouellette Sr.
Massachusetts: Francis J. MacDonald Jr.
New Jersey: Richard Godfrey Sr.; Charles E. Bast; and Thomas J. Covello
North Carolina: Nancy A. Phillips and Christopher L. Grim
North Dakota: Robert E. Greene
Ohio: Jean L. Wilson and Betsy A. Law
Oklahoma: John L. Bloxom; Timothy W. Smith; and Jim F. Quinn
Pennsylvania: Edward A. Deissroth and Tim Sentz
Philippines: Gasper Delise and Tony L. Houston
South Carolina: William A. Eroh
Texas: Walter J. Geraghty Jr., and David L. Witucki
Utah: Randy J. Knight; Richard G. Fisher; Martha A. Bigbie; and Terry D. Schow
Virginia: Frank H. Carr; Joseph W. Dudley; and Alonzo M. Scott
West Virginia: Ellis J. Vest Jr.
Wisconsin: Frank J. Kostka
Alaska: Don Jones
Colorado: Jesse Montoya
Connecticut: Mary N. Harris
Florida: Michael Fuste and Randy Lee Morrison
France: Jimmie R. Dale and Dennis Owens
Georgia: Willie P. Arnold; Charles Acker; David J. Cadorette Sr.; Jessie B. Frazier; Jeff Garland; Lemuel P. Johnson Jr.; William R. Harkenrider; Frank Scozzafava; and Tony D. Propst
Idaho: James Blanton
Illinois: Rick Mitchell; George Horn
Indiana: Michael Showalter; David J. Salmon; Jose F. Gaitan; Buckey Honaker; and Chris Webb
Mexico: Charles J. McClain
Minnesota: John G. Flynn and Vicki M. Petry
Missouri: Edward F. Ucinski III; Sidney Malone; and Mary Jane Stewart
New Hampshire: Earlon L. Beale and Larry W. Greenwood
North Carolina: Chuck Rowan and Joseph M. Poth
Oklahoma: Ron L. Gott
Pennsylvania: Phillip L. Crouse
Puerto Rico: Jose A. Maldonando-Cruz
South Dakota: Ed Stringer and Eugene S. Iron Shell Jr.
Vermont: Richard L. Studley
Virginia: Lauretta Lockhart
Washington: Michael S. Batnick
Wyoming: William G. Frye