Hominy Loses another Patriot.

Many in Hominy knew John Sullivan. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 142 “The Hut”. He never attended during my time but we got to be friends through the Heritage Association and conversations at Chad’s Café on main street and, more recently, at the library. Being retired I had time to drop in for some coffee and would find him there sitting near the front. We would engage in fascinating conversation. Did you know he was a colonel in the USAF and served in command posts in Vietnam? When he found out I was a retired Chief Master Sargent and a former fighter and bomber bomb loader, well let’s just say, our friendship grew.

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Hominy Loses a Patriot

As many know we lost our past commander James (Jim) Frazier. Those who read the local paper saw him recognized with an extensive and impressive obituary. He was an Army veteran from Vietnam Era as well as re-upping during the Gulf War. I was a member of another Post that was a distance away. I happened into Marvins’s Grocery store in Hominy one day and saw our local paper. I was not familiar with Hominy so I picked up the paper took it home and read it.

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Thank you Hominy Vietnam Veterans!

Once again I want extend our condolences to the Frazier on the lost of Jim Frazier who was also our Post Commander. I will post more next week.

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Busy Times in Hominy OK.

Sadly, last night we lost a great leader and patriot. James Frazier, our past commander. He now awaits me and the troops at the Supreme Commander’s campgrounds. He is the one who welcomed me to this band of brothers, and after the passing of Roy Arian, had me assume this weekly article mission. I will post more next week. Thanks Jim, keep the Joe (coffee) warm. Salute!

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Happy 100th Birthday!

On March 15th in 1919 the American Legion was founded in Paris by 1000 veterans of the American Expeditionary Force who met to discuss transition to civilian life and what veterans could do to help each other adjust and to work together to further the rights of veterans. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

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