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5:41 PM Thu, Sept. 20th

Johnson stepping down as American Legion leader

BBN Photo/Pat Williamson<br>   
American Legion State Commander Judy Beischel presents  Jack Williamson with Post 122’s Legionnaire of the Year award.

BBN Photo/Pat Williamson<br> American Legion State Commander Judy Beischel presents Jack Williamson with Post 122’s Legionnaire of the Year award.

Ron Johnson, Commander of American Legion Post 122, recently announced he is stepping down due to macular degeneration. He contacted the State Adjutant of the American Legion to find out what happens to a post without a commander. He learned the post can continue with business as usual as long as the finance officer and vice commander are able to take on needed duties.

Ron stated he would enjoy the position of chaplain.

At the May meeting of Post 122, Jack Williamson was named Legionnaire of the Year and received his plaque from State Commander Judy Beischel. The Volunteer of the Year was Pat Williamson, who is not a Post member but writes their newsletter, compiles the roster, and many other miscellaneous tasks.

Beischel addressed the fact that she has been included in many of the talks involving the problems with veterans hospitals nationwide. She asked if the members would jot down the problems they have had so she would have a written list to take to the next meeting.  

The post will close for the summer, as usual, and meetings will resume in September.