Who We Are


American Legion Post 716
3252 Florista Street,
Los Alamitos, CA 90720


Map to Los Alamitos Post 716

Telephone: (562) 430-6033
E-Mail: info @ losalamitospost716. org
 


 
Meetings:

Post 716 Membership Meeting

2nd Thursday of every month

7pm

 

ALL MEMBERS get a buy one get one free
at the bar after the meeting.

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call, email, complete the form below or just stop by.

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 Post Officers

Commander

James Eubanks
 1st Vice Commander
Cheryl Eubanks
2nd Vice Commander
Fred Torres

Adjutant
Rod Gillespie
Finance Officer
Rick Hamlin
Chaplain
vacant
Service Officer
vacant
Historian
Rod Gillespie
Judge Advocate
vacant

Sergeant-At-Arms
Ken Leary






Executive Board Members
Ron Huff
Ray Torres
Vincent "Woody" Collins

 Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms
Vincent "Woody" Collins
Junior Past Commander
Ernie Rodriguez
Auxiliary Liaison
Cheryl Eubanks
Sons Liaison
Rick Hamlin
Riders Liaison
Ronald Huff





 Newsletter Staff
Editor



 
...and many other volunteers!
Web Administrator
webadmin   @     losalamiotspost716.     com


Duties of Post Officers and Executive Board: download pdf file

Post By-Laws: download pdf file



Post Family Officers 2017-2018: Riders, Post Commander, Auxiliary and Sons


Post Officers and Executive Board 2012-2013








History of Los Alamitos American Legion Post 716




Post 716 is dedicated in the memory of Delfino Marin (US Marine Corps) and Lonnie Davis (US Army).

The Post 716 building has been in use since February 17th, 1949.




Former Post Commanders

Ner W. Ratbun
1947 - 1948
1949 - 1950
Ray Oliver Jr.
1948 - 1949
Frank J. Watto
1950 - 1951
 Ronald Crane
1951 - 1952
 Jesse DeLeon
1953 - 1954
 H. James Watterson
1953 - 1954
 W. Henry Rackel
1954 - 1955
Charles Cook
1956 - 1957
 Richard Fulford
1956 - 1957
Ralph Bergstrom
1957 - 1958
 Wilfred Canham
1958 - 1959
 Donald Mitchell
1959 - 1960
Claude E. Carter
1960 - 1961
Kenneth Hardman
1961 - 1963
Chris Schweitzer
1963 - 1964
1965 - 1966
Roger Woods
1964 - 1965
Fred Guy
1966 - 1967
 Gerhard Bremel
1967 - 1968
Al McWilliams
1968 - 1969 ???
 Robert Simpson
1968 - 1969 ???
 Charles Swecker
1969 - 1970
 George Hamilton
1970 - 1971
Joe Medina
1971 - 1972
Jim Anderson
1972 - 1973
 Joseph Gomez
1973 - 1974
 Domingon Mauricio
1974 - 1975
Paul Bryan
1975 - 1976
Robert G. Ross
1976 - 1977
Steve Reich
1977 - 1978
Jack Umbell
1979 - 1980
 Pauline Lup Arello
1980 - 1981
 Harry Bonasak
1981 - 1982
 Warren Dodge
1982 - 1984
Frank Ludwig
1984 - 1985
 Jesse Rabun Jr.
1985 - 1986
 Joe Bosca
1986 - 1988
 George Christoofferson
1989 - 1990
 Carl A. Clark
1990 - 1991
 Russ Josenhans
1991 - 1992
 Larry Frame
1992 - 1995
 William "Bill" Killen
1995 - 1997
2002 - 2005
 Carl T. Wilson
1997 - 1998
 

Alfred "Al" Kress
1998 - 2002
2006 - 2007

 William "Bill" Mayhue
2007 - 2009
 Joel Armstrong
2009 (Interim)
 Chris Neiffer
2009 - 2010
Ernie Rodriguez
2010 - 2011
2012 - 2015
James Eubanks
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
   

Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion

 


For God and Country we associate ourselves together
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 one hundred percent Americanism;
 
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations 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 the masses;
 
To make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth;

To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice,
freedom and democracy;


To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.




Preamble interpretation:
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Purpose of the American Legion


The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919
as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.



Paris Caucus March 1919
 
A community-service organization which now
numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women
in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
These Posts are organized into 55 Departments,
one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.


Our Mission


The American Legion's primary mission is to help American veterans and their families,
as well as American children and youth.

The United States Veterans Bureau, forerunner of the Veterans Administration
(subsequently the Department of Veterans Affairs),
was created in 1921 as a result of efforts by the Legion.

The American Legion also authored the first draft of the Serviceman's Readjustment Act,
popularly known as the GI Bill of Rights, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1944.

In addition, the organization continues to press for improved educational and medical benefits for new veterans, and for a complete accounting of all Prisoners of War (POWs)
and soldiers listed as Missing In Action (MIAs).




Devotion To Mutual Helpfulness
Page updated 9/08/2017