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.

He had a hard time getting use to me calling him colonel. I told him to get over it. Since I was a Chief he did. I find it difficult ow to go to the library knowing he won’t be there to converse with. I have something called a “Wal-Mart Moment”. When you turn the corner down an isle with your shopping cart and see someone you really don’t want to talk to. You immediately reverse course before they see you. With John it was just the opposite. Salute John!

Don’t forget the Post 142 Sons of the American Legion chapter is established. The commander is John Hamilton. I have transferred my SAL membership from my old post the new group as a “dual” member. If you have a son whose grand pa was a veteran (or grand ma) contact us and let us know so we can get them signed up. John’s contact information is goofymail-alsqn142@yahoo.com.

A final reminder, the regular Legion meeting is the first and third Thursday of the month in April that is the 18th. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in Ahe tpril are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians). Just watch the weather, it is the only factor that my change that. I think the Chef is on duty as we are heading into spring. 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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