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Post 554  Carlinville, Illinois

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: September 28, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: The post was named for Guy R. Baird USMC who was the very first from Carlinville to volunteer for service when the United.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Harry Bartels

NOTABLE MEMBERS: T. K. Rinaker--decendant of Civil War commander Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Currently shares space with the Carlinville Park Board, the land on which the Carlinville city swimming pool sits was originally part of the Legion Park

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1970
In the summer of 1976, the Guy Baird American Legion Post#554 building which dated back to the days of the original Carlinville golf course was destroyed by a fire. The current building was built on the same site and serves the community today Full story »
2010
After an approximate 18 month process to round up enough members to apply for a charter, the Post received a permanent charter for its SAL Squadron on this date. The post had long had Legion and Auxillary members but this marked the first time for SAL membership. We are hoping to grow and expand in the future as a American Legion Family Full story »
Some of the events of just this calendar year so far that have occurred at the Guy Baird Post: in January we were the 21st District stop for the Department of Illinois Annual American Legion Family Membership Caravan Department Commander Hank Robards was amoung the Department staff along with Department Sr Vice Commander Paul Gardner and the President of the Auxiliary. The featured speaker on the caravan was immediate past National Commander Dan Dellinger. The lunch stop meal was prepared by Kenny and Rosie Huff and drew countless raves. In March we hosted the 21st District, the meal for the.. Full story »
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