Monthly Archives: July 2010

Retreat, Hell! We Just Got Here

America entered World War I to reinforce the battered French and British troops waging a desperate fight against Germany.  On June 2, 1918, a division of Marines was sent to support the French army at Belleau Wood.  As the Marines … Continue reading

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Veteran Of Six Campaigns

Robert E. Pope was born on a small farm near Crums Untied Methodist Church in Clarke County.  He was one of eight children, five boys and three girls.  In early 1939, while still in high school, Bob joined the local … Continue reading

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New Flag Pole

On Flag Day, members of Post 41 installed a new flag pole for Gene and Laura White.  Gene is a World War II veteran who has been a member of Post 41 for over fifty years.  The twenty-foot flag pole … Continue reading

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2010 Boys State

Post 41 sent seven delegates to the 2010 Virginia American Legion Boys State held on June 20-26, at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Two of the original delegates selected were unable to attend due to medical and family emergencies, so alternates … Continue reading

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Bingo Problems

In September or 1948, Post 41 started holding bingo games as a fund-raiser.  At that time, bingo was considered a gambling activity and was not legal.  The bingo games continued until December of 1949 when the Legion received a letter … Continue reading

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