“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham
This week has certainly been quiet, at least for me. Sometimes you need that small space of time to get a breath, say a prayer for folks who need it, and tend to details that life can sometimes deprive us of.
I will be brief this week, but I do have an important matter to address. One of our band of brothers, John Doudna and his wife, are moving into a new phase of life away from the local area. I would like to reflect a bit on what I know of John. I believe he served as a 13 Bravo (Artillery) with the Army. What I do know is that he has served the Hut far beyond his military commitment. He took charge and executed the air conditioning system project for our facility. He has been the “go to guy” and “Mr. Dependable” for many upgrades to the Hut in one fashion or another. It has been a joy and inspiration to me and others for his selfless efforts for our Hut. Salute and “May the wind be to your back” my friend and fellow patriot!
On another note, look forward to interviews with our most seasoned veterans. I will be reporting interviews with them over next several months. Many of you know these characters, but you might find a few interesting stories that happened right on Main Street Hominy Oklahoma in the 1930s. This is the privilege of being the Post’s Historian. I get to grab the juicy stories unbeknownst to most. As your humble correspondent, I promise to exaggerate in a moderate fashion (I was a recruiter three years of my service after all).
Our regular meetings are usually the first and third Thursdays at 7:00 PM…January 22nd. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in January are still up (if weather permits) and running starting around 0700 till about 0900. Thanks to the crew for providing biscuits and gravy and maybe a waffle or two and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians). If you are a veteran come on by. If you have a good story it may end up in print! Also keep up with us at website “americanlegion142.org”.