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3950 HWY 17 BUSINESS, MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA

AMERICAN LEGION POST 178

American Legion Post 178 - History

American Legion Post 178 in South Carolina, now the largest post in the state, was chartered on November 11, 1985 at the Landmark Hotel in Myrtle Beach by Dewey Cudd, Zone Commander of the Legion in South Carolina.

The first official meeting of the new post was held in a wooded area of Murrrells Inlet near Highway 17 on November 17, 1985. The meeting began with an invocation by Chaplin Mike Terrell.

The first officers were then named:

Commander - Harold Graves

1st Vice Commander - Howard Mason

2nd Vice Commander - Cliff Hoselder

3rd Vice Commander - Dick Helms

Chaplin - Mike Terrell

Adjutant & Finance - Leo Garner

Sargent-at-Arms - Frank Prox

Historian - Harry Sears

 

Post 178 has been honored by having following members designated Commander of the Department of South Carolina:

Bud Hennis - 2009, 2010

Mickey Taylor - 2011, 2012

 

Post 178 has had the following members as Post Commander:

Harold Graves - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Ebert Wilson - 1988

Nelson Reinhart - 1990, 1991

Jim Helwagen – 1992, 1993

Jim Britton – 1994

Pat Patterson – 1995

Ron Kinney – 1996

Harvey Struder – 1997, 1998

Mike Blanco – 1999, 2000, 2001

James Marnell – 2002, 2003

Ron Dreyfus – 2004, 2005, 2008

Bud Hennis – 2006, 2007

Brent Davidson – 2008, 2009

Evans Kaiser – 2010, 2011

Don Brown – 2012, 2013  

Rich Sullivan – 2014, 2015, 2016

 
 
 
 
 

At the March 9, 2019 general meeting, Commander Sullivan presented 50 Year Legion Membership Pins & Plaques to the following members:

 

Gordon Ray

Ron Szydlowski

Robert Crimboli

Edward Stefanovich JR

Thomas Feddon JR

Joseph Zometsky SR

Terry Slocum

Robert Peterson

 

 

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