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American Legion Post 30

Contact: Grant McAllister

Address: P. O. Box 2185, Gresham, OR 97030

Civic Organization

Capsule history of The American Legion

“A group of 20 officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France during World War I is credited with founding the Legion. AEF Headquarters asked the officers to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale. One officer, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr., proposed an organization of veterans. In February 1919, the group formed a temporary committee and selected several hundred officers who had the confidence and respect of the whole army.” Post from the American Legion site.

To hear the rest of the story and more, come hear Grant as he explains the role of the American Legion in today’s world.

A Special Thanks to Our Sustaining Sponsors
Reynolds School District Sustaining Member
Mt. Hood Community College Sustaining Member