Patrick Junker 2019 National Oratorical Champion

Sunday April 7, 2019, Iowa saw our third National Oratorical Champion crowned. Patrick Junker of Van Meter, Iowa joined Jennifer Demmon of Marshalltown in 1986 and Max Miller of Ankeny in 2000 as Iowa’s National Oratorical Champions. Patrick is shown on the...

Commander’s Birthday Wish

100th Birthday Wishes Our personal birthdays are very important to us and our families. A birthday signifies our beginning and the joy of life. Every human on earth has been given a chance to further their own unique mission. This momentous occasion cannot be...

First Commander of The Department of Iowa

Mathew Adrian Tinley: First Commander of The American Legion Department of Iowa By Roger Norfolk Mathew Adrian Tinley, physician and surgeon, retired Lieutenant General and Commander of the 34th Infantry Division and the first Commander of the Iowa Department of the...