A Long Road but Worth it!

“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

Usually, my focus on some of our members are relatively short. The reason is that most served one tour of duty or maybe two. This week will be a long one due to a lasting career, by a person who continues in service today to the community. Our Post Commander, Charles “Doc” O’Leary, was born October 1947. He attended Basic Training in the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, LA…home of “Tiger Land” in 1967. But, instead of getting sent there, he was sent to Ft. Dix, NJ in the winter time, and issued a M-14 rifle for jungle training in preparation for Vietnam, where they were using M-16 rifles [Army intelligence?]. Continue reading

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2015 Memorial Day Plans

Members of Legion Post #142 and Auxiliary gather for raising of the colors - Memorial Day 2011

Members of Legion Post #142 and Auxiliary gather for raising of the colors – Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25th at 11:00 a.m.

Post #142 will conduct a ‘Flag Lowering and Raising Commemoration Ceremony’
at the Powell Cemetery.
The Public is invited.

Afterward, we will conduct a similar flag ceremony at the Hut, followed by a reception with refreshments.
The Auxiliary will be participating, and included in our plans.
The Hut Ceremony and Reception will be RESERVED for families/members.

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Babo Carter is organizing volunteers to place flags, prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
More details and times to be announced.

Friday, May 15th
We successfully placed flags on Main Street, and Highway 99 and Highway 20.

Friday, May 22nd at 9:00 am
We will be out at the Powell Cemetery to place small stick flags on all of the graves.
Babo will have maps of the veterans’ graves, located at the cemetery.
We will need ‘all hands on deck’, for this event; and we are looking for community groups to help out.

Wednesday, May 27th
We will be taking down and collecting all flags, following the Memorial Day Weekend.

For more information, contact:  Charles O’Leary, 918-697-9130.

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Awards and Decs!

“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

If you were not there…you missed out! Chaplin Rex Mantooth was honored last Friday, in a ceremony at the Osage County Inter-local Cooperative facility on Main Street. The list of dignitaries (Besides the guest of honor) included our Senator Eddie Fields, as well as Hominy native and House of Representative for our area Sean Roberts. The list grew as American Legion Commander Charles O’Leary, Vice Commander Steve Swinford, Dick Pope, Jerry Sebert, and this humble correspondent attended. Indeed many family members and friends were there to see the honor. We appreciated a representative from our wonderful newspaper coming out to capture the event for posterity. A special thanks to the Cooperative crew, for extending the use of the conference room that added a special touch. Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Fundraiser on May 9th

Chicken Noodle fundraiser will be Saturday, May 9th (11:00 am to 1:00 pm).
We will need volunteers for an hour before to help Jerry set up, and an hour afterwards to clean up.
Prices will be $6 for adults, $3 for kids age 6-12, and kids under age 6 get in free.

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Rex Mantooth to be Honored

We are having a special event this Friday at 2:00pm,
at the Osage County CO-OP Building, 207 East Main Street; in Hominy.
Our State Legislature will be honoring Rex Mantooth.
State Senator Eddie Fields and State Representative Sean Roberts will present an award to Rex, honoring WWII veterans. We would appreciate as many members showing up as possible.

–Please contact Charles O’Leary, for details.

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