Past National Vice Commander and Past Department Commander Andrew J. Cooper. Commander Cooper was a WWII veteran that participated in the D-Day attack on Normandy, France.
Past Department Commander Wayne Stacey (2014-2015). Commander Stacey was a Vietnam veteran. He retired in 1991 from active duty after serving over 25 years in the U.S. Army.
Past Department Commander Donna Stacey (2017-2018). Commander D. Stacey was a Gulf War era veteran. She retired from active duty in 1995 from the U.S. Army. The Stacey's were the first husband and wife in Alabama to become department commanders.
What Makes this Post Unique
Gulf Shores American Legion Post 44 is located in the beautiful coastal community of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The post survived two major hurricanes; Frederick in 1979 and Ivan in 2004. The post home was relocated after the devastationn from Hurricane Ivan. The new post home at 6781 Gulf Shores Pkwy opened in 2006. The post is open to the public. It is non-smoking and family friendly. About one third of the members are out of state. Many veterans from the northern states roost at the post during the winter months.
Building Site for Original Post 44 Home
Mar 15, 1958
Danny Loftis, Commander for Post 100 in Winfield, AL provided this picture. He said that his dad was the post commander at the time.
The Post 44 charter was dated March 24, 1958. The National Commander was John Gleason, Jr and National Adjutant was E.A. Blackmore. The Department Commander was Lewis McCray and Department Adjutant was James...