Spirit of Freedom Post 76 in Las Vegas
UPCOMING POST 76 MEETING DATES:
NO VETERAN ALONE:
Nearly every Thursday morning, members of your Post 76, The Nevada Patriot Guard, Women Veterans of Nevada, and the Vietnam Veterans of America, as well as other Veteran organizations, pay tribute to Veterans who have no family members to accompany them on the journey to their final resting place. Come and join us, if you have an American flag, bring it. If you want to sit in the audience during the services and honor our brothers and sisters in arms, that is just as appropriate. We routinely leave the Summerlin area around 7 AM from 1960 Faywood St. Las Vegas NV 89134. For information, contact Commander Joel Forman at [email protected] or check our web page calendar each Wednesday.
All E-Board Meetings
during this period are held at:
The Summerlin Trails Community Center 1910 Spring Gate Ln. 89134
All General Meetings
during this period are held at:
Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr. 89129
List of Veteran events
What POST 76 Does!
1. Memorial Day Ceremony
2. July 4th Parade
3. Veterans Day Parade with Model T Club of Southern Nevada
4, Flag Postings for Several Conventions on Las Vegas Strip
5. Flag Postings for Local Organizations, Local Government
6. Information Fairs several times a year at Nellis AFB
7. Information Fairs several times a year at Creech AFB
8. Scholarships for local JROTC
9. Award American Legion Medals at 4 High School JROTCs and at 16 Middle & H.S
10. Informative/Social General Meetings once a month
11. Support Wreaths Across America Program
12. Provide aid and assistance to veterans throughout Southern Nevada
13. Work with other Veteran groups in similar projects
14. Active participants in Catholic Charities Veteran Service Fair in the Fall
15. Active participants in U.S. Vets Stand down in the Spring
16. Promote Americanism & Patriotism by picking up worn and damaged American flags for proper disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.
17. Provide information and aid to Veterans at local Job Fairs
18. Attend weekly services on Thursday mornings at the Southern Nevada for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery for the interment of Veterans who have no family or friends.
19. Support deployed units with "care packages".
20. Volunteer at local P.B.S. Channel 10 during on-air fund raising drive and other volunteer projects when asked.
21. Sponsor local High School students in American Legion Oratorical Contests
22. Sponsor local High School students in Department of Nevada Boys State Program
Here is the list of deceased Post 76 members from 2011:
1. Norman G. Aehle WWII
2. Robert J. Altosino WWII
3. Robert Bach WWII
4. Richard A. Beckley WWII
5. Carl Carr WWII
6. Bobby E. Dakin KOREA
7. Anthony F. Dapra KOREA
8. Eugene Fabac WWII
9. Harold Foster WWII
10. Raymond F. Gomez KOREA
11. Larry W. Holberg VIETNAM
12. Harry L. Keneman WWII
13. Robert M. Nadeau WWII
14. John C. Omalley WWII
15. Michael Pepitone KOREA
16. Richard C. Priest WWII
17, Karl J. Toth KOREA
Here is the list of deceased Post 76 members from 2013 forward:
1. JOSE G ANSON US ARMY WWII
2. ALBERT BARKER US ARMY WWII
3. WILLIAM R BARRETT US ARMY WWII
4. EUGENE G. BOEGEN USAF WWII
5. CHARLES BRITT US ARMY WWII
6. CLARKSON L. COFFIN US NAVY KOREA
7. JOHN A DETRA USAF WWII
8. MERRILL L ELKINS USN KOREA
9. BENJAMIN H FILLHART USN, WWII
10. RICHARD W. GAMMON USAF KOREA
11. ROBERT L KOHLER USN, WWII
12. CASIMIR H KOTT USA WWII
13. HAROLD F LALONE USN, WWII
14. JACK LEAMING USN, WWII
15. JOHN J LICHT JR USMC Vietnam
16. ALTON L LIEMKE USN KOREA
17. JOSEPH L MAMONE US ARMY WWII
18. DONALD MILLS US ARMY KOREA
19. JOSEPH U NATHAN US ARMY KOREA
20. ALBERT NICHOLS US ARMY VIETNAM
21. JOSEPH H NUGENT USN VIETNAM
22. DENNIS L. RANDOLPH USMC VIETNAM
23. CLIFFORD R. ROBINSON USMC KOREA
24. GERALD G TAYLOR US ARMY KOREA
25. EUGENE TRAVIS USN, WWII
26. DAVID W. TURNBULL JR. USAF WWII
26. GORDON W UHLMAN US ARMY WWII
28. LEO WINER USAF WWII
29. JOHN J WITKOWSKI USAF WWII
This page will contain links to information that will help veterans and their families. Whether you are from one era or another, there should be links here that can guide you to some of the facts that can aid you in your day to day business or problems. Should you visit here, an not see some information that you know about that you think could help others, please email me at [email protected] I will add anything that could help veterans or their families with whatever they could use.
Mesothelioma Resource Online
VVA National Web Site
AVVA National Web Site
AVVA Nevada State Council Site
Veterans Administration Site (Veterans' Benefits)
Nevada Office of Veterans Affairs
Sons and Daughters In Touch
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Schedule of the Moving Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund - Maintaining the Wall
Arlington Cemetary, Official Site
Find and Write to Your Congress (House and Senate)
See How Congress Votes
VA Agent Orange Compensation List
Just What Is Agent Orange?
National Records Archives
Veterans Service Records
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Disabled Veterans of America
AMVETS - WW2, Korea, Vietnam
National Alliance of POW/MIA Families
Legionnaire Dave Turnbull passed away last night. His wish was to be interred at SNVMC in Boulder City. Arrangements still in process.
Post 76 approves a Rod and Gun Club Committee to explore interest in outdoor sports social activities. Events will include shooting at the Clark Co. range, fishing on Free Fishing Day NV, staffing the table at the Gun Shows, and sponsoring a Junior Shooting Team which uses air rifles in American Legion matches to teach students about gun safety and marksmanship.
Subject Line: Legion Extension Institute now available online [Posted 3/14/2012]
This 90 minute course composed of six modules: History and Organization, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, Children & Youth with a Course wrap-up and a comprehensive final exam, is developed around the Four Pillars of what The American Legion was founded. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation?s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and communities across this great Nation.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will immediately receive a pdf?certificate of completion? and National will be notified of the successful completion and the user will be sent a completely redesigned cap pin and signed certificate of completion by National Commander Fang Wong and National Adjutant Dan Wheeler.
Subject Line: Important Announcement for Legion Members- LegionCare [Posted 3/1/2012]
Dear Legion Members,
Your Department of The American Legion is excited to announce LegionCare; the newly enhanced Accidental Death benefit created exclusively for Legion Members. LegionCare is now available at absolutely NO-Cost to you.
LegionCare provides you with:
· $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business.
· $1,000 for all other covered accidents.
· 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while they are traveling away from home available for all Legion Members in your Department.
We enhanced this benefit in 2014 from up to $1,500 in protection to up to $5,000 in protection because our program is dedicated to providing each and every Legion Member with quality benefits.
IMPORTANT: You must activate your $5,000 in protection in order to be covered. An activation postcard will be provided to you in your Membership Renewal kit. You may also activate their coverage by going online to http://www.thelit.com/. Once you have activated this coverage, it will be in force through August 31,2016!
Our goal is to ensure that every Legionnaire in your Department activates this protection. Please be sure to mention this important benefit to your fellow Legionnaires the next time you are at your local Post.
*For purposes of the Legionnaire Insurance Trust, a member of The American Legion, with current year?s dues paid, could be eligible for the $5,000.00 Accidental Death benefit if he/ she is traveling to, attending or returning from an official function at which the Legionnaire represents his/ her Post, District, Department, or National Organization in an official capacity.