AMERICAN LEGION POST 190 PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

 2711 Peach St, Portsmouth, Va 23704
                    757-399-1200

                               SGT. WILLIAM H. HARRISON

Sgt. Harrison, a Portsmouth native, was killed in action while serving as a Machine Gun Sergeant with the 366th Infantry Regiment in Italy during World War II. He was cut down by German machine gun fire in a fierce battle, while his regiment was serving as an attached unit of the 92nd Buffalo Infantry Division at Leghorn, in the vicinity of the Serchio River Valley. 

The last Portsmouth native to see Sgt. Harrison alive was the late John Q. Jordan, managing editor of the Norfolk Journal and Guide, then a war correspondent covering the battle in Italy.  On Thanksgiving Day 1944, Jordan visited the 366th Infantry Regiment.  This was around the time that the outfit was alerted for battle and issued new supplies and weapons.  After silently appraising the situation according to Jordan, “well” said Sgt. Harrison, with a grim smile, “I guess this is It was on December 28, 1944, that Sgt. Harrison met his death in the service of this country.

                    SGT WILLIAM H. HARRISON  AMERICAN LEGION, POST #190 

                                                      AMERICAN  LEGION  CREED

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 good will 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.

 

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2017 OLD TIMER DAY.

2017 SCHOOL SUPPLIERS DONATION

2017 Post 190 Kids Easter Egg Party

2017 Norfolk State ROTC Awards Day

2017 BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM