Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008: This isn't 1965

"Everybody knows" what the American Legion is like: a bunch of old coots with beer bellies, scarfing down pretzels and booze in a smoke-filled bar.

"Everybody" is wrong.


(from We DO For The Troops, used w/o permission)

We DO For The Troops
wedoforthetroops.org

"Upon returning home from combat tours, we found a void existed in the world’s largest veteran’s service organization -The American Legion. There was not a single nationally chartered post dedicated to Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. OEF and OIF encompass Military Operations not only in Afghanistan and Iraq respectively, but as well as sixty-three other countries to include, but not limited to, Africa and the Philippines."

American Legion Post 911
San Francisco, California

"Post 911 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below...."

2 comments:

Anthony Alfidi said...

Michael Gerold founded We Do For The Troops. He is a Stolen Valor fraud. Read about his scams in this article: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=33919

Brian Gill said...

Anthony Alfidi,

Noted. I found this:

"Alleged faker faces mail fraud charges," Army Times, a Gannet company (January 2011)

"Charged" isn't "convicted," of course.

The trial didn't end well for Mr. Gerold:

"Reputed counter-terrorism expert pleads guilty" http://www.armytimes.com/article/20110409/NEWS/104090317/Reputed-counter-terrorism-expert-pleads-guilty

Thank you for bringing Michael Gerold's actions to my attention.

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