Kudos of the Month: American Legion Post 1

Tulsa’s American Legion Post 1, located at 1120 E. 8th St., is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Known as the Carson-Wilson-Rigney-Forrester-Shoemaker American Legion Post 1, the post is named after local military heroes Joseph C. Carson, Sergeant, Company D, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, United States Army; Alex E. Wilson, Jr., Private First Class, Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, United States Army; Keith Belvin Rigney Sergeant, E5, United States Army; Jordan Duayne Forrester, Specialist 4, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile), United States Army; and Jared Shoemaker Corporal, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Corps.
The Tulsa American Legion post began in 1919, the same year the American Legion was founded as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest full-time veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to the nation’s service members and veterans.
The Tulsa Post 1 is planning a 100th year weekend celebration, gala and prayer breakfast the weekend of June 22.
For more information, call 918-830-4879 or visit tulsapost1.org. The Tulsa Post 1 commander is Bryan Davis.