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Post 48 is named in honor of Korean War Veteran Eugene Greene

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.

Native Americans in the Armed Forces

Warfare has been a reality for those indigenous to North America before the arrival of people form across both oceans. Indian Country Today published a story on the subject back in 2014. The 2014 article reaches back as far as the American Revolution and provides the vast numbers of volunteers for war long before the American Indian became US Citizens.

The heart of a warrior still exist in the original inhabitants of the USA. May they live long and faithful to legacy of the great chiefs and warriors of the past.


Charles Tailfeather, Commander

A veterans of the Vietnam War, Charles was a warrior from the Blackfeeet Nation in Montana. He served as the Post Commander since 2015 where he supported many initiatives that recognized and supported veterans and their families including:

  • American Legion Post 48
  • Warriors Society
  • Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park
  • Tribal Veterans Representatives
  • Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Highway

Charles was a visionary man who made things happen. He maintained a TO DO list that kept the American Legion Family moving! His energy, vision, heart, and leadership will truly be missed. 

Phillip David, Chaplain

Phillip was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He served as the Post Chaplain until his passing in 2020.

His sprituality, humor, and vision helped Post 48 serve their community. Phillip will truly be missed.

Eugene "Cougar" Greene American Legion Post 48

PO Box 1296, 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 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 service members and veterans. 

Acting Commander / Adjutant: Arrington "AJ" Atencio

Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty 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.

Eligibility Requirements

All male descendants adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, or any time from December 7, 1941, to date, who served honorably, as 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.

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Legion Riders

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.


  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.