American LegionRago-Christopher Post 165
Both the American Legion and Vacaville's Post 165
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS!
"FOR GOD AND COUNTRY SINCE 1919"
Who We Are
The American Legion is America's Largest Veterans Organization
We have over 3 Million Members Nationwide
The American Legion was chartered by Congress on September 16th, 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization.
Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group
of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands
at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments:
one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
Rago-Christopher Post 165 was originally chartered on 30-December-1919
making it one of the earliest Posts to come into existence.
The post is named after Frank H. Rago and William Ellis Christopher, two of Vacaville's first
casualties in the "Great War" we now know as WWI. They are but two of the four names commemorated in the
base of the Veterans Building's Flagpole. Sometime during the 1930s during the Great Depression. The Post became
inactive and turned it's charter in. The Post was re-chartered in 1950 and is still going strong today.
THE CHARTER MEMBERS OF 1919
|M.W. Olsen||Ven Morris||C.E. King, Jr.|
|H.M. Talbot||G.A. Rogers||Stanly Blake|
|Chester M. Hubbard||Henry J. Rogers||Vernon E. Christopher|
|A.F. Nicol||H.M. Stottlemyer||W.W. Trippe|
|E.A. Schroder||V.F. Fowler||W. Stanley Dobbins|
|S.W. King||Francis Thompson||Rollan Thompson|
|Ben Newell||Henry Dresser||William King|
|C.E. Trippe||Elmer J. Hilden||Elwood Buckley|
|Robert Winfield||Walter Rutherford||Berthaline Cauldwell|
|William Souza||Clarence Wright|
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
For God and Country We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order;
to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
IF YOU YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING OR SERVED HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
DURING THE FOLLOWING PERIODS, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
*August 2, 1990 to the present (* until cessation of hostilities)
If think you qualify and wish to join The American Legion scroll down to the list Post officers and contact the Commander or Adjutant of Post 165 via E-Mail and sign up!
Post 165 Officers for 2018-2019
|1st Vice:||Danny Conroy|
|2nd Vice:||Rory Gardner|
|Finance Officer:||Jeff Jewellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Service Officer:||Jeff Jewellemail@example.com|
|Sgt. Arms:||Jerry Barrios|
|Judge Advocate:||Jeff Jewellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jr. Past Commander:||Executive Committee Member #1:||Tony Pilarczyk|
Are you a Biker and a Veteran? The American Legion has
an organization for you too! Check this out!
National American Legion Riders homepage
American Legion's Boys State Program
Department of California Commissions
Post 165 Proudly Sponsors
Boy Scout Troop 195 and Cub Scout Pack 195
Unit 165 Auxiliary Officers 2014-2015
(IF ANYONE HAS A CURRENT LIST OF AUXILARY OFFICERS PLEASE E-MAIL WEBMASTER!)
|1st Vice:||Dee Conroy|
|Sgt. at Arms||Rebecca Stechelin|
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Information
Girls State Program
American Legion National Headquarters
American Legion Department of California
Retired Military Information
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