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730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68








Commander Shane Tracy
1st Vice Commander Shannon Murphy
2nd Vice Commander Rick Blakesley
Adjutant Larry Rump
Finance Officer Bill Leiker
Historian Wes Willis
Sergeant At Arms Doug Rice
Sergeant At Arms Rick Rue
Chaplain Ron Chadwick
Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.


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Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes:  To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.

From September Newsletter

It is that time of year already, the 2018 membership cards are now in.  Dues are $25 for 2018.  If possible, please pay with a check so it makes it easier to track who the dues came from.  Mark your calendars for the October SAL monthly meeting, October 19th.  Legion member Richard Ellis has graciously volunteered to set up a slide show of pictures he took while in Vietnam of “Underway Replenishment” activities.  Underway replenishment is a way to transfer supplies and munitions from ship to ship.  We would also like to say good luck to current SAL #68 member Noah Fredrickson who is currently at Fort Lee, Virginia for 12 weeks for his AIT.  From what I have heard so far, he is doing great and passing all of his tests will flying colors!

From July Newsletter

If you were out at Fairlawn Cemetery on Memorial Day, you may have noticed the new U.S. Flags flying around the cemetery.  The previous flags had been used for years and were ready to be replaced.  We would like to thank Arconic, a local company, for purchasing the new flags! They will be flown with pride for many years to come!


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