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Post 138  Port Tampa City, Florida

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CHARTER DATE: May 11, 1945

POST NAMESAKE: Hugh Gilbert Strickland. Hugh Gilbert "Buddy" Strickland was the first Port Tampa casualty of World War II. He was a US Marine fighting.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Floyd Max Kelton

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Department Historian Shelli Romeu 2014-2015; 15th District Commander Jose Romeu 2014-2015; Past Central Area Commanders Richard Little and Herb Hope;.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Post 138 is on the "Old Tampa Bay" at the end of West Prescott Street. The town of Port Tampa City was established in 1885 at the end of Henry B. Plant's railroad line, and was the primary port of.. Read more »

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1940
Hugh Gilbert American Legion Post 138, Port Tampa City, Florida, is affiliated with the National Organization of The American Legion under the jurisdiction of The American Legion, Department of Florida, as is documented in the ‚ÄúConstitution.. Full story »
The first election of the newly organized Post 138, with a total membership of 30, made the first Commander: Floyd Max Kelton. The Post Adjutant was Jack Restall and J.F. White (*note: still researching what timeframes each served). Full story »
American Legion Post #138 was granted a permanent Post Charter with the post named "Hugh Gilbert Strickland" and the post home now being located at the Port Tampa Pier at the end of West Prescott Street, Port Tampa City. This property was leased by the Post membership. Full story »
1980
American Legion Post 138 charted its Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #138. Full story »
2010
On 26 June, 2014, the American Legion Riders Chapter 138 hosted the AMBUCS Vet Bike (Therapy Cycle) presentation to Marine Corps Veteran Shawn James. AMBUCS, a non-profit 501.c.3 corporation, donated the bike which was designed and built with specifications of the therapy needs of Shawn James as provided by his.. Full story »
At the General Membership meeting, David Enriquez (one of Post 138's delegates to Boys State from Robinson HS) gave an overview of his experience at both Boys State and Boys Nation. David was selected as 1.. Full story »
Post 138 is celebrating its 70th Anniversary! Chartered May 11, 1945, our Post has undergone many changes and challenges but always comes through with flying colors supporting our Legion Programs, our Legion Family, our community, and.. Full story »
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