Chauncey Eagle Horn Post 125 is hosting a membership drive for the American Legion in Todd County on Tuesday September 17, 2013. The meeting will take place at the JDC conference room at the facility in Soldier Creek at 6pm CST.
The American Legion focuses on service to Veterans, service-members, and the communities that we live in. We are looking to become active in our communities once again and really want to focus on developing our youth into our next generation of leaders.
The eligibility criteria for membership in the American Legion is as follows.
One day of honorable service in the following campaign eras:
Desert Storm/Iraq/Afganistan: August 2, 1990-PRESENT
Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Lebanon/Grenada August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Vietnam February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Korea June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
WWII December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
WWI April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
The American Legion has been active amongst the Sicangu Oyate since December 1919. Chauncey Eagle Horn Post 125 is the oldest post. The others include Phillip Stands Post 297 of St. Francis, John Guerue Post 295 of Parmelee, and Mission Post 287.
A special invitation is being extended to all Veterans who have served since August 2, 1990. This would include those who served during the eras of Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991), Somalia (1992-1994), Bosnia (1995-1996), Kosovo (1999), Operation Iraqi Freedon (2003-2011) and Afghanistan (2001-Present).
One does not need to have been awarded a campaign medal. You only have had to serve on active duty, for ONE DAY during the above eras.
For further information contact Dion Reynolds at 605-319-0237 or Eugene Ironshell, Jr. at 720-357-9916.