AMERICAN LEGION POST 190 PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

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

Trivia Questions

American Legion Post #190

  1. What year was Post 190 founded?

    MAY 5, 1945

  2. Who was the Post first Commander?

    Jeremiah H. Green

     

  3. When did Post 190 acquired it new home on 2711 Peach Street?

    In May of 1956, the Post acquired an old residence type structure at 2711 Peach Street, which were enlarged and refurbished, remaining there until August 31, 1973. Regular meeting were held on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the Month.

  4. What Past Post Commander serve the most time?

    Raymond A. Bogues serve 7 years

     

     

  5. What legionnaires serve in the Department Level?

    James Elam and Harold Chambers serve as Dept Vice Commander of the Eastern Zone. George Johnson serve a Dept Sgt-At- Arms.

  6. What schools does the Post sponsors?

    Brighton, Victory and Douglas Park Elementary.

  7. Who was Unit 190 first President?

    Josephine Green

     

  8. What Auxiliary member serve in the Department Level?

    Sarah Elam serve as Department President

  9. Who are the Post 40 year members?

    The Post has 15 Forty year members:

    WILLIE CHAMBERS

    WARNER GRIFFIN

    RUSSELL COPELAND

    ALPHONZO HIGGS

    JEROME COUNCIL

    WILLIE MARSHALL

    CLIFTON CROCKER

    JOHN MITCHELL

    GEORGE CRUMP

    LLOYD POWER

    HAYWOOD ELLIOTT

    JOHN STITH

    BERNARD GRIFFIN

    HAYWOOD STOWE

    CEPHAS WRIGHT

  10. What year was the American Legion was Founded?

    The American Legion was founded in Paris March 15-17 in 1919

     

  11. Who were the Post Charter Members

    Charter members were: Jeremiah H. Green, Clarence Lee Bolden, Fred Bowser, Thomas Elliot, Landon Cecil Green, Thomas S. Spruill, George Tutt, Walter Edward Cartwright, James E. Jones, Rufus Flood, Miles L. Baker, Benjamin F. Branch, Thurman Twiddy, Earl Roots, James M. Watson, George W. Knight, Robert Saunders, Thurman Sparkman, and Joseph Lee Davis.

  12. What year did the Post moved to its new home, and who was the commander?

    On August 31, 1973, the Post moved into its new home. The Commander at that time was the late Earl Gardner. The building was dedicated September 2, 1973.

  13. What Past Post Commander was the first Black 2nd District Commander

    Cephas Wright became the first Black 2nd District Commander in the 57 year history of the American Legion of Virginia. Wright served one term.

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