Post 48 is named in honor of our brave warrior, Eugene Greene, Sr. A combat veteran, Mr. Greene earned the Silver Star, the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces.
The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action:
- While engaged in action against an enemy of the United States;
- While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
- While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
A year later the Huffington Post published a story on the same topic. See HERE
Eugene "Cougar" Greene, Sr. American Legion Post 48
PO Box 747, Warm Springs, OR 97761
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Commander - Charles Tailfeathers
Adjutant - Arrington "AJ" Atencio
Chaplain - Phillip David
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!
|*August 2, 1990 to today||(Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism)|
|December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990||(Operation Just Cause - Panama)|
|August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984||(Lebanon/Grenada)|
|February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975||(Vietnam)|
|June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955||(Korea)|
|December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946||(World War II)|
|April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918||(World War I)|
*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).
Sons of the American Legion
Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership.
American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.
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