Love is in the Air!

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

Love was in the air for everyone who showed up for the Valentine’s Day Dinner with the Auxiliary on Friday. Sadly, my Valentine was under the weather. About twenty participated having a great time. Most everyone stayed around visiting, even after everything was over. As usual Jerry Sebert did a super job with the ribs and chicken. Thanks also to the Auxiliary members and spouses who brought the other sides and desserts in. Everything was very good. I heard a rumor that no MRE’s (Meal-Ready-to-Eat) were required or consumed!

The Legion meeting this Thursday (February 19th) will be at 7:00pm at the ‘Hut’. The weather needs to be watched so we will use the “common sense” rule. It continues to snow as I type this. Our fearless commander will be absent with leave, while he and Nancy travel to Arizona for the Ira Hayes/Iwo Jima Memorial Parade and Ceremony at Sacaton, AZ; on the Pima Indian Reservation this coming weekend. Vice-Commander Steve Swinford (Airborne) will be running the meeting on Thursday.

Speaking of our fearless leader, he may be interested in this tidbit of history. On 16 Feb 2006, the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) was decommissioned by the United States Army. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) refers to a United States Army medical unit serving as a fully functional hospital in a combat area of operations. The units were first established in August 1945, and were deployed during the Korean War and later conflicts. The successor to the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is the Combat Support Hospital.

We still have our Chicken Noodle dinner fundraiser on February the 28th, from 1100 to 1300. Everyone is invited. It will be fun and entertaining, and all funds received will go back to supporting patriotism in our community.

Our regular meetings are usually the first and third Thursdays at 7:00 PM (February 19th). Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in February are still up and running (if weather permits) starting around 0700 till about 0900. Much 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”.

About Gary Lanham

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".
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