Legionnaires hope to reactivate post

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TURNER – Legionnaires Gard Enman, judge advocate, Robert Morrill, state membership director, and Paul R. Bernard, chaplain, have been recruiting veterans to join Turner Memorial Post 111, American Legion, which they hope to reactivate. The post closed in 1976. They needed 15 veterans to form a charter, and Bernard said they have signed up the necessary members.

The initial meeting set for Wednesday, Jan. 24, was to have been held at the Grand Army of the Republic building in North Turner. The 7 p.m. meeting has been moved to the community room at the Leavitt Institute Building, 98 Matthews Way, Route 117, Turner Center.

All military veterans, including active duty, National Guard and Reserves, may qualify to join Post 111, which will serve the community by focusing on children and youth programs, scholarship and financial aid, veterans’ legislation and benefits and the “Hero Transition Team,” an outreach that provides a full spectrum of assistance for returning disabled service members and families.

Eligibility dates include the following: World War I, April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918; World War II, Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946; Korean War, June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam, Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 20, 1989, to Jan. 31. 1990; and the Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990, to present. For more information, call Bernard at 225-3285.

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