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2016 Veterans Day Ringing the Bell

Veterans Voices

Rayson-Miller Baseball Team


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and voluntarism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

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Click on the picture to open a PDF of the Rayson-Miller Post 899 bylaws. Our bylaws are periodically reviewed and updated if necessary, for the betterment of the post.

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Our Officers

Al Herdklotz
Commander: Al Herdklotz
United States Navy/United States Air Force - Retired
Email: Al Herdklotz

Dean Taylor
Vice Commander: Dean Taylor
United States Air Force
Email: Dean Taylor

Lou Pepin
Treasurer: Lou Pepin
United States Navy
Email: Lou Pepin

Bill Rahn
Adjutant: Bill Rahn
United States Navy
Email: Bill Rahn

Jeff Mason
Chaplain: Jeff Mason
United States Navy
Email: Jeff Mason

Historian: Position Open


Tom Murphy
Sergeant @ Arms: Tom Murphy
United States Army - Retired
Email: Tom Murphy

Our Committees


Chairman: OPEN

Boys State

Chairman: Bill Rahn
Email: Bill Rahn


Chairman: Bill Schell
Email: Bill Schell


Chairman: Lou Pepin
Email:Lou Pepin

Grave Visits

Chairman: Joyce Weidrich
Email: Joyce Weidrich

Poppy Drive

Chairman: Danny Barnes
Email: Danny Barnes


Chairman: Bill Rahn
Email:Bill Rahn


Chairman: Steve Wilterdink
Email: Steve Wilterdink


Chairman: Bob Fromberger
Email: Bob Fromberger


Donna Barnes
Email:Donna Barnes (Consult)

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Rayson-Miller American Legion Post 899 supports the community's youth programs and our initiative of Veterans Supporting Veterans with donations.

Please consider donating today!

For any generous donation of $25 or more receive this beautifully embroidered 4 inch patch as our Thank You gift.

Rayson-Miller Post 899 is a 501(c)(19) not for profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.

Veterans Supporting Veterans patch