Recent News & Updates

For the latest updates to The American Legion and The Department of Iowa

New 2022-2023 Department Commander

Department of Iowa, Thank you for electing me your Department Commander. I want to begin by giving a shout out to Ed Rohner. Contested elections are tough. The whole process can get out of hand very quickly and divide our legionnaires more than they already are simply...

Finance Officer Job Description

The American Legion, Department of Iowa, is seeking a Department Finance Officer. Ideal candidates should have professional experience or qualifications applicable to the position. Experience in accounting, finance, or management is recommended. Candidates should also...

Iowa Flag-Raiser at Iwo Jima to be Honored

By Carol Carpenter Hansoncaranhan@gmail.com   515-822-8635Historian with Brooklyn Historical Society For release: March 17, 2022 BROOKLYN, IOWA – A lot of parades have marched down the main street of this small Iowa town, but not many with the national and...

Department Finance Officer Ken Danilson

Ken Danilson on the right at the podium. The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Department Finance Officer Ken Danilson. Ken passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022. Visitation will be March 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church, 108...

2022 National Commander’s Visit

National Commander Dillard National Commander’s Tour Paul E. Dillard was elected national commander of The American Legion on Sept. 2, 2021, in Phoenix during the organization’s 102nd national convention. His theme as national commander is “No Veteran Left Behind.” He...

Past Deparment Commander Ron Struble

Past Department Commander, Ron Struble (2014-2015) The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Ron Struble. Commander Struble passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  Visitation will...