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Oscar E. Wilson American Legion Post #75 898 James Lee Blvd. Crestview, Florida 32539 Return Service Requested

August 2009

Post Officers 2008-2009 Commander Rob Davis 1st Vice Debbie Jimison 2nd Vice Glenn Rhyne 3rd Vice Robert “OZ” Osmon 4th Vice Don Lee Finance Maryanne Nueman Service Officer Joe Everest Historian Frank Jimison Sgt. at Arms Dave Price Chaplain T.K. Johnson Adjutant Maryanne Nueman Judge Advocate Kenneth Bundrick American Legion SAL’s Officers 08-09 Commander Rob Breeden 1st Vice Davis Wagner 2nd Vice Chris Richardson Adjutant Finance Aaron Blocker Chaplain Bryan Hope Sgt at Arms Stephen Crooks Auxiliary Officers 2008-2009 President Ann O’Connor 1st Vice Ashley Grabowski 2nd Vice Jewel Boutwell Secretary June Easterwood Treasurer Theresa O’hara Chaplain Mary Tribble Sgt. at Arms Linda Martens Historian Erin Griffin Exec. Committee Gloria Matheson Nancy Griffin Sally Miller American Legion Riders 08-09 Director Laurel Garrison Asst. Director Robert “OZ” Osmon Secretary Sherry Richardson Treasurer Ann O’Connor Sgt at Arms David Price Chaplain Lil Johnson Road Captain TK Johnson Asst. Road Cptn. Phil Bahm Historian Isabelle “Izzy” Jenson Safety Rep. Brian Kunha

For God & Country

Volume 22

From the Desk of the Commander The new officers have been installed and have hit the ground running. One of the first things that has been done is that you should see a new roof on the hall by now. It was a long process but hopefully it has been completed by now. I would like thank last year’s officers, without them it would have been impossible to accomplish all the things that we did last year. I would like to thank three in particular that helped make things run the way they did. First is Johnny Griffin the Third Vice Commander who made the maintenance side of the Post work. He did a lot of things no one knew about but when it came to keeping everything running, especially the A/C Units. Second, Teresa Martens our Finance Officer, she did more with less then anyone will ever know. Last I would like to thank Debbie Jimison our First Vice Commander, who was my backbone. If anything was going on at the Post you can bet that she was involved with it. Without her my job would have been impossible. She was the one that made our Steak Nights the success that they were. Frank Jimison had a little bit to do with it since he did the cooking. To all the rest of the officers, Glenn Rhyne, Don Lee, Ken Bundrick, TK Johnson, David Price, Maryanne Nuemann, Frank Jimison, and Joe Everest thank you for all your help in bringing Post 75 back to where it should be. To all the volunteers and helpers, thank you for everything you have done and I hope I can count on you again this coming year. I want to let everyone know right now that is will be my last year as Commander so everyone needs to start thing about who they feel should be the next Commander and start working toward grooming that person or persons for next year. I will be giving the Post 100% again this year but one more year is enough. For God and Country, Rob Davis

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Christmas in August with Bad Santa and Bad Mrs. Clause

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Come out for Christmas in August with Bad Santa (Oz's evil twin) and Bad Mrs Clause (a.k.a Oz's evil twin's wife, Lou, who saying is "what you get me involved in"). It will be Saturday, Aug 22 at 8 pm. We will be exchanging gifts, with a twist. Please bring a wrapped Gag gift not to exceed $10 (Use your imagination). Only those who bring a gift will be in the gift exchange. Bad Santa will also be taking Christmas wish lists.

Chef Skip (PPC) &Rolene Charest 7/09 Charlie & Rosi Brannan to 8/09 Billy Becknell(PC) to 11/09 Cmdr. Rob Davis to 11/09 Vincent Grund to 4/10

We will have a Xmas tree and songs. Please bring in Xmas goodies. Flyer will be posted at the beginning of August. Thanks! OZ

Happy Birthday! MARIE Bundrick – AUG 16th Lydia Benoit – AUG 29th

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2nd Vice Notes Hi, Please keep the prayers going for Patty’s’ son and friends as they recover from their accident. By the time you read this article there will be a lot of planning in the making. The e-board is doing a good job trying to please everybody even though that is impossible. For those of you that want to make the Legion a better place please come to the meetings and let your voice be heard. Thank you Oz and Linda for the Great Game nite on the 25th. It was nice to have a night off of work and not do nothing but have fun with everyone. If we can, We'll be there for the Bad Santa Nite in August. Hope your summer is good and your friends are many. Later, Rhino

Clean Up Day! Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 AM is Post Clean up day. Please cone out and help make our Post more beautiful. Team work is the key! See ya bright and early!

Quotable Quotes It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. – George Washington Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -Ronald Reagan A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. _-Theodore Roosevelt A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. – George S. Patton Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. – Elbert Hubbard


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