LEGION

StarLineLEGIONHundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

Gulf War/War on Terrorism
Panama
Lebanon and Grenada
Vietnam War
Korean War
WW II
WW I
August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
April 6, 1917 – November 11,1918

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).



Welcome to Post 117

Post 117 Entrance

Entrance to Post 117


Meeting:

The American Legion meetings are held

  •  3rd Wednesday of the month
  •  from 7:00 pm till 8:00 pm
  • The American Legion, Post 117
    189 Veterans Drive
    Palm Bay, Florida 32909
    (321) 729-8089


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American Legion, Florida, Post 117, Officers

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Gene Baker
COMMANDER
Gene Baker
Bruce Thurber
1st Vice COMMANDER
Bruce Thurber
Ray Wright
2nd Vice COMMANDER
Ray Wright
Duane Podhola
ADJUTANT
Duane Podhola
Chris Hess
FINANCE OFFICER
Chris Hess
Barry Roberts
CHAPLAIN
Barry Roberts
Tim Durham
HISTORIAN
Tim Durham
Charlie Christy
JUDGE ADVOCATE
Charlie Christy
Blank
SERVICE OFFICER
Don Overton
Stephen Christopher Hamrick
SERVICE OFFICER
Stephen Christopher Hamrick
Tim Brooks
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Tim Brooks
Gene Pilot
ASST. SGT. AT ARMS
Gene Pilot
Jim Fournier
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jim Fournier
Mike Demarte
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dave Fox
Bob Wiseman
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bob Wiseman


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