POST 178

American Legion Post 178

Board of Directors

2024 - 2025

Commander Charles Bruce Shelnut


1st Vice Commander

David Calderhead
Americanism Committee
Boy’s State Program,
Community involvement
Flag Rewards Program

2nd Vice Commander Richard Sullivan
Law Cadet Program
JROTC Program
Adjutant Doug Ammon 
Membership Committee
Chaplain William Huber
VAVS (Volunteer Services) Committee
Finance Officer David Fischer
Finance Committee
Historian Bill McClure 843-651-8784  
Social Quarters

Charles Hyde

Brian Ravert

Russ Gleason



Sgt. at Arms William Geiter
Post events
Service Officer

John Burns
Veteran Affairs
Rehabilitation Committee

Past Commander Harry Malpass
Baseball, Children and Youth Committee
Judge Advocate William Feick 843-651-8784  
Legionnaire of the Year Harry Malpass 843-651-8784  
Honor Guard Captain David Fischer    
Past Post Commander Harry Malpass    


Each Chairman shall appoint members to their Committees and establish procedures and standards for accomplishing their goals.


Finance Committee

   Chairman:     David Fischer

 Charged with the administration of the financial policy, preparation of budget recommendations and supervision of receiving, disbursing
 and accounting of all Post funds.  Include a escrow budget for future repairs, maintenance, etc.


    Chairman:    Bruce Shelnut

Charged with the inspiration of patriotism and good citizenship by arrangements for the proper observance of patriotic occasions, encouragement of patriotic and civic phases of instruction in schools, Americanization of aliens, combating anti-American propaganda by education of the general public in American ideals through public forums and activities for community and civic betterment. e.g. Active with Inlet 20/20 and similar organizations and building the Post Flag Rewards Program.

Children & Youth


Charged with aid and service to children of veterans, cooperating with other established agencies in the community, laboring for the betterment of   child conditions and in coordinating services and agencies in the community for the above purposes and to act as intermediary for the needy children of a veteran in obtaining the fulfilment of the Legion’s pledge that “no child of a war veteran shall be in need of the “necessities of life” and a “square deal for every child”.  Baseball.


    Chairman:    Adjutant Doug Ammon

 Charged with all matters pertaining to the membership of the Post, including the procurement of the new memberships, reinstatements and eligibility of members. The adjutant should be appointed chairman of this committee.  e.g. establish procedures and forms to provide to new members and transfers, with information about Post 178 and formally welcome them to our Post.

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

    Chairman:     John Burns

 Shall supervise all matters pertaining to comrades in the prosecution of all just claims against the United States or state government, employment, relief, etc.
Charged with the visiting and comforting of members and their families when sick or bereaved, and with visiting ex-service personnel in hospitals.

Post events and Fundraising

    Chairman:     John Burns

Boy’s State Program:              Bruce Shelnut

Law Cadet Program:               Richard Sullivan

Legion Baseball Program:       Rich Sullivan


Oratorical Contest:       Bill McClure