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SAL Fish Fry Returns Friday 2.28.2020

American Legion Post 29 SAL hosts Fish Fry!

The American Legion Post 29 is hosting a Fish Fry, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion at Post 29. The event is open to the public and the proceeds go to support veterans charities. Members SHOULD sign up in the Social Quarters to ensure a plate is reserved for them.

When – Friday February 28th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where : Upstairs Hall, American Legion Post 29 , 921 Gresham Ave. NE , Marietta, Ga. 30060. You may eat in the main hall or take a plate home. Food will not be in the Social Quarters due to the Friday Band.

Cost :   $10.00 per plate

For more information on the activities of the American Legion Post 29 visit:  www.post29marietta.org

Iwo Jima

 The Battle of Iwo Jima (February 19-March 26, 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.  This five -week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific.

The battle is remembered primarily by Joe Rosenthal’s  iconic photograph of the raising of the U.S. flag on top of Mount Suribachi by six U.S. marines.

After the heavy losses in this battle the strategic value of the island became controversial. It was useless to the U.S. Army as a staging base or a flat base for the U.S. Navy.  However, Navy Seabees rebuilt the landing strips, which were used as emergency landing strips,  for the B-29 bombers.

According to official records, the 36 day assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties including 6,800 dead .  Japanese combat deaths numbered three times as many.  The Medal of Honor was awarded to 27 U.S. Marines and U.S. Sailors (14 Posthumously).

582 Causality Profiles on file there 16 Georgians included.  This does not reflect all the numbers of causalities of the battle.

1.       USMC, CPL William Hugh Avera-GA-MIA

2.       USMC, PFC Burch Eugene Caudill-GA-MIA

3.       USMC, PFC Leroy Cook-GA-MIA

4.       USMC, PVT Emmett Obe Lee Eaton-GA-MIA

5.       USMC, PFC Charles Ross Johanson-GA-MIA

6.       USMC,TSGT Roy Baxter Mason-GA-MIA

7.       USMC, CPL Richard Fred Roberts-GA-MIA

8.       USMC,PFC Earl W. Stafford-GA-MIA

9.       USMC, Capt I.J. Williams-GA-MIA

10.   Navy, S2C Paul W. Bell-GA-MIA

11.   Navy, F1C Harold W. Butler-GA-MIA

12.   Navy, F1C Ralph M. Chambley-GA-MIA

13.   Navy, CEM John T. Rabon-GA-MIA

14.   Navy, CK3C Julian G. Smith-GA-MIA

15.   Navy, Lt CDR Mercer M. Thorpe-GA-MIA

16.   Navy, ST2C John H. Thomas-GA-MIA

The Virtual Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a sobering tribute to the 58,267 men and women who died during the conflict.

For those who cannot visit the memorial, there is an equally impressive online version. You may visit the online version at www.virtualwall.org

This website is an on-line version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. with a personal memorial for each American military casualty of the Vietnam War. The memorial pages have photographs and personal tributes sent to us by relatives and friends.

New Member Happy Hour and Guest Bartender Wednesday 2.26.2020

Our monthly new member Happy Hour is fast approaching. We’ll have another Post 29 member step in to play barkeep this Wednesday, 2/26. He or she should bring some fun, some drink specials, and some camaraderie. Stop by from 5:30-7:30PM to see who slings the drinks. Come join the fun and meet new friends.

Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot 4.24.2020

Our great partners, Shepherd’s Men, are hosting their 3rd Clay Shoot to raise funds and awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. The Shepherd’s Men Invitational presented by Brassfield & Gorrie will be Friday April 24, 2020 from 8AM-2PM at Barnsely Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA.

Members and Friends of Post 29 are invited to participate, as a shooter, sponsor, or volunteer. In the past, our volunteers have had a fun time working this event (details below).

Click here for background on Shepherd’s Men.

Click here for information on the SHARE Military Initiative.

Click here for information on the Clay Shoot, including how to register as a shooter, a shooting team, or a sponsor. 

To volunteer, simply email Russ Wood (webmaster@post29marietta.org) Information about Volunteering:

Barnsley is about a 45 minute drive from Marietta. The program begins at 8AM and will last until lunchtime or a bit later. If you stay until the end (not required), you’ll likely be back in Marietta between 3PM and 4PM.

What we need: Volunteers to operate Clay Target stations. No experience is necessary, we can teach you what to do in about 10 minutes. The target stations are remote operated. Volunteers will simply push buttons and help the shooters keep score. We will provide all volunteers with hearing protection, eye protection, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. You may wish to bring a portable chair if you get uncomfortable standing for long periods. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes (jeans, shorts, comfortable shoes).

Once we get confirmations of those who plan to attend, we will help coordinate car pooling from Post 29.