American Legion Triple Star Post 299
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American Legion Triple Star Post 299 Raymond IL. Chartered August 1st, 1920. The Post was named after three local men that gave their life for their Country during World War I.
1st M.G. Bn. 23rd Inf
May 13, 1895 - Sept. 13, 1918
Co. F 127 Inf
March 1 1892 - Oct 7, 1918
145 Aero Squadron
March 14, 1891 - Oct 31, 1918
W.W. I Killed In Theater
History of The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion currently has about 2.6 million members in 14,000 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.
Paris, France site of the first American Legion caucus.The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, with an office in Washington, D.C. The national organization has a full-time staff of about 300 employees. The Legion has several standing national commissions and committees that work with department, district and post leadership to develop programs, increase membership and recruit volunteers. Associated organizations are the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion.
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
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Upcoming Events at the Post
BBQ COOKOFF CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 22nd-23rd 2011 KCBS BBQ Cookoff and Raymond Truck and Tractor Pulls CANCELLED
Taurus Judge .410ga/.45 Colt Revolver Raffle
Tickets $5 each 3 for $10 to be given away at the Truck and Tractor pulls July 23rd
Mettings Every 3rd Monday of the Month at 730PM
Veteran or not we could use your help if you'd like to join us an help at events click the link above and send us your contact information!
World War I
6 April 1917 -- 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918
Total Number Served: 4,734,991
Total K.I.A.: 53,402
Non Combat Deaths: 63,114
MIA/POW: 7,323 Still Missing 3,350
World War II
December 8, 1941 -
September 2, 1945
Total Number Served:
Total K.I.A.: 291,557
Non Combat Deaths: 113,842
Still Missing: 78,750
25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Total Number Served: 1,789,000
Total K.I.A.: 33,741
Non Combat Deaths:20,505
Still Missing: 8,215
March 1959 -April 30, 1975
Total Number Served: 3,403,000
Non Combat Deaths: 42,758
Still Missing: 2,005
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated" George Washington
KIA/MIA List For Raymond, Harvel Area
Earl Miller PFC CHARLES ANTHONY WEITEKAMP 1st M.G. Bn. 23rd Inf 7TH MARINE REGIMENT May 13, 1895 - Sept. 13, 1918 C CO 1 BN Otto EgelhoffHOSTILE FIRE, DIED (KIA) Co. F 127 Inf DATE OF LOSS: OCTOBER 27, 1952 March 1 1892 - Oct 7, 1918 BORN: FEBRUARY 6, 1928 K.I.A. HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT : Raymond IL LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: WESTERN OUTPOSTS Frank Beierman BURIAL LOCATION 145 Aero Squadron SAINT RAYMOND CEMETERY, RAYMOND, IL March 14, 1891 - Oct 31, 1918 Comments: Private First Class Weitekamp was a member of W.W. I Killed In Theater 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in
Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on October 27, 1952.
Do you have a family member from the area who gave thier life or is listed as MIA for our freedom? Please let us know.