American Legion National Vice Commander, James Wallace, visits ALMBS

National Vice Commander, James Wallace

National Vice Commander, James Wallace

James E. Wallace is a member of Post 419 in Pinckney, Mich. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, Wallace has served as Department of Michigan commander (2014-2015), department finance committeeman (2013-2014), department public relations director (2012-2013), department director of membership (2011-2012), department assistant director of membership (2010-2011), and 6th District commander (2009-2010). He is a member of the National American Legion Press Association, a 2012 National American Legion College graduate and a charter member of Post 419’s Legion Riders chapter. Wallace also served on the National Security Committee and was a committeeman on the Americanism council.

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Medal of Honor Recipient “Woody” Williams Keynotes ALMBS Veterans Appreciation Assembly

Woody Williams

Hershel “Woody” Williams was born on a dairy farm in 1923 in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House. Mr. Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII, to wear the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on

Woody Williams

WV American Legion Auxiliary President Brings Warm Wishes

Susan Wade was born March 22, 1952 to Warren and Nancy Pryor Neff.

She graduated from Paden City High School in 1970. She is retired from the State of West Virginia.

Susan was married to the late Herman Wade, and has one daughter from her previous marriage.  She has 2 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons, all who are members of The American Legion Family.

Susan is a member of Paden City Christian Church.

Susan is a 38 year member of Paden City Unit #86, she is currently Unit President and has served in that position for several years.

Her edibility is through her grandfather, Floyd Pryor who served in the Army during WWI; her father who served in the Navy during WWII; and her late husband who served in the Marines during Vietnam.

She has served as First District Vice President and President.  She has served as Department Chaplain, Department 2nd and Department 1st Vice Presidents.

Susan is

ALMBS and ALARGS Participants Excel

CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2011 State Journal EQT Students of Excellence: Joshua M. Childs (Morgantown High School), Stephen M. Ferguson (Phillip Barbour High School), Austin L. Hickman (Huntington High School), Vincenzo J. Pizzuti (Brooke High School), Adriane M. Rine (Tyler Consolidated High School), and Cameron C. Viney (Elkins High School). These six individuals listed that they were a member of The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State or The American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State.

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