GREEN RIVER – The American Legion Tom Whitmore Post #28 in Green River elected new officers and recognized the services of the outgoing Post Commander last month at a special ceremony.
After serving 13 years serving as Post Commander, Harry Holler contacted American Legion 1st District Commander Richard Dansereau about finding a replacement. On November 2, with Dansereau in attendance, Holler stepped down and nominated Tony Niemiec as the new Post Commander. In the voting that followed, Niemiec was so elected. In addition, Dan Allison was nominated for and elected to the position of Vice Commander, as was Tom Niemiec for the post of Adjutant.
Holler was elected Post Commander in August of 2000 and served in that position until November 2.
Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization. Post Commander Niemiec extended an invitation to new members and described the Legion’s eligibility standards for membership:
“If you are currently on active duty in the Armed Forces, serving the United
States honorably anywhere in the world, or served honorably during any of the
following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of American
Legion Post #28:”
•Aug. 2, 1990 to Present (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
•Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
•Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
•Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
•June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
•Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)”
Niemiec said the Post’s next scheduled meeting is on December 14, 2013 at the
Sweetwater County Library at 300 N. 1st West, Green River at 4:00 pm. Yearly
dues are $35.00.