The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization

American Legion Post 76
Spirit of Freedom
Las Vegas NV.

The American Legion 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 servicemembers and veterans. Veterans Helping Veterans 
Veterans infomation , North Las Vegas

Important Announcements

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 akan01@centurylink.net 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



 


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Links to  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

 

ALL:
Legionnaire Dave Turnbull passed away last night. His wish was to be interred at SNVMC in Boulder City. Arrangements still in process.
Joel

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.

https://www.legion.org/alei

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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.

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

Joel


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

 




My Name is Robert Serge

I am a United States Navy Veteran enlisted July of 1968. Was in the Great Lakes for recruit training, my first duty station was NAVORDLABTESTFAC OR N O L T F for short. I was an FA, Electrical Repairmen I was medically retired 1/29/1970.

I am a life member of Vietnam Veteran of America Chapter 17 Las Vegas NV. I am also a Lifetime Member of the American Legion post 76. I am also a life member of the DAV.

I started with the American Legion as a junior member which now is the Sons of the American Legion. So I am proud to be associated with the Legion for about 52 years in one form or another. I also was invited to join the 40 & 8 of the American Legion, which is the only way you can be a member of the 40 & 8. I am a past Chef DE Gar of the 40 & 8. During that time, I joined the Disabled American Veteran for about 45 years during which I was a commander of two different chapters, Chapter 68 Punxsutawney, and Chapter 73 Erie Pa.

My Next Veterans group I joined was Vietnam Veterans of America My First Chapter Was Chapter 435 Erie, Pa My Second Chapter Was Chapter 106 Tucson AZ. There, I was Chapter Sectary Then Chapter 17 Las Vegas Were I am the blog-Master and The webmaster. My next Chapter is Chapter 1076 Henderson, Nevada where I am their Blogmaster, and Webmaster.