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National Vice Commander To Tour Kansas

October 22-26, 2017

Byron Callies
Department Commander Terry Marr will accompany Byron Callies, National Vice Commander of The American Legion on his tour of 14 Kansas Posts.  All American Legion Family are encouraged to come out to meet and greet the National Vice Commander.
Byron Callies is a member of American Legion Post 17 in Watertown, S.D., and is a 41-year retired member of the South Dakota National Guard. He’s held many post-level positions including adjutant, Americanism chairman, first vice commander and commander. At the Legion national level he is a consultant for Children & Youth Committee, and his department-level offices held include Americanism officer, chaplain, department vice commander and commander (2012-2013).


Big Red '1' Turkey Run

Saturday, November 18, 2017


The Tenth Annual Big Red ‘1’ Turkey Run will be held Saturday November 18, 2017 at Fort Riley. The Turkey Run is for the families of the Warrior Transition Battalion. These families often find themselves transitioning out of the active military or may remain active. This year, per information provided from Fort Riley there are 700 families that will need assistance. Volunteers are needed to gather food as well as distribute the food at Fort Riley on November 18, 2017. A list of food items will be coming out shortly. Many members of the Warrior Transition Battalion have been severely injured, the volunteers will be able to show the face of The American Legion when they load the food into cars for those needing assistance.

Monetary donations may be sent to Department Headquarters, 1314 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka KS  66612. Please make checks payable to: Kansas Department American Legion. In the memo area please put either Turkey Run.  Thank you for all that you do, past present and future for our Veterans and their families. For any information please contact Bill Ryan (Turkey Run /Operation Christmas Committee Chairman) at 316-727-4611 or Al Longstaff ALR Department Chairman at 620-897-6786 or 620-242-4978. 



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