The Legionnaire Blue Cap

The Legionnaire Blue Cap Award is a prestigious achievement, presented to those with years of service in the Legion. Such an honor can only be bestowed onto those in the Legion with a lifetime of dedication, leading by example, and servitude. Some things that are looked at in nomination for the award are offices held, committee appointments, and other awards.

A noble man in nomination for this award can only be addressed as William F. Lancaster, Jr. of Post No. 71. A man of the Legion with such offices as Post Adjutant, Post Delegate, District VAMC Cookout, and District Representative Civic Affairs shows how well he fits for the award. He has been going to National Conventions for 10 years and Department Conventions for 15 years. He was awarded by his post the PUFL (Paid-Up-For-Life) which serves as his dues for the Legion for the rest of his life.

Straight out of high school, William F. Lancaster, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy only 3 days after completing his education in 1946. A friend to Mr. Frank Buckles, the last remaining World War 1 veteran in the United States, Mr. Lancaster has visited Mr. Buckles several times as well as house-sitting his family’s farm after he passed away while they were in Arlington National Cemetery for the ceremony.  Mr. Lancaster has shown his dedication, fulfilled his obligations, and is now vying for the prestigious award of the Legionnaire Blue Cap.