Opponent of Women in Combat Believes Decisions should be made by Congress

Just before Christmas  the Obama Administration decided to require women to serve in all combat arms positions. The Army and Marine Corps resisted the decision until it was decided. Now they are charged with implementation. Any commander who is less than enthusiastic about implementation is looking at the end of his career in an unpleasant manner. Last week the chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps testifying before Congress said it is now time for women to register for selective service. This means that civilian women could find themselves in a national emergency lugging a heavy load of ammo and equipment crawling around in the mud engaged in the deadly game of life or death, depending on the strength and determination of the opponent.

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Veteran and long time supporter of The American Legion, Roy Gullick was presented The Major Rudolf Anderson Jr. Post 214 plaque, and a DVD of the Post 214 Dedication. Representing Post 214 were Commander Steve Zietz, Vice Commander Tony Dunn and Adjutant Carroll Kelley.  His Son and Daughter-in-law, John and Jenny Gullick were present.

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Vietnamese American Bang Hall, who escaped Communist tyranny in South Vietnam with her Marine Corps veteran husband greet Benghazi Hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto at The Times Examiner Dinner in March 2015.

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Cecil Buchanan congratulates Peter Butchart on receiving the Legionnaire of Year Award from Major Rudolph Anderson Jr. Post 214 Commander Steve Zietz.

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AirForceLtGenDanaAtkins-1Alexandria, Va. -The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) today announced its board of directors has unanimously selected retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, a distinguished military officer and seasoned private-sector business leader, as its new president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective as of Jan. 4, 2016.

Atkins will succeed retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan, who has led the association since 2002 and announced his retirement earlier in 2015.

In his new role at MOAA, Atkins will lead the more than 390,000 members of the nation's largest military service organization and fourth-largest veterans service organization in its advocacy mission on behalf of the entire uniformed services community. 

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Korean War veteran has provided Leadership and work to the American Legion for 48 years since the War

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Suzanne DiCarlo and Walt Richardson of the  Quilts of Valor Foundation presented a beautiful quilt to Cecil Buchanan during the  Tuesday, November 17 meeting of Major Rudolf Anderson American Legion Post 214 in Taylors.

Buchanan, a veteran of the Korean War, has been a very active member of the American Legion for some 48 years. His work leading to the establishment of the Cecil Buchanan War Museum in Greenville is noteworthy. Commander Steve Zietz, Stuart MacDonald and Bill Moore assisted in the presentation.

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Master of Ceremonies Jerry Brock with Harold White in background.

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Jerry Brock preparing a flag as his wife Doris and Nancy Nix cut the blue field from the American Flag prior to retiring it in the firepit.

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