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Post 71  Cabot, Arkansas




CHARTER DATE: January 17, 1938

POST NAMESAKE: Two WW1 veterans: Leland Otho Criswell and Ross H. Robinson.

FIRST COMMANDER: Richard Glasscock

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Arkansas State Senator Eddie Joe Williams, Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert, Ward Mayor Art Brooke. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: We are stronger than ever to spite the many changes over the years.

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A group of WW1 veterans got together and submitted "Application for Post of the American Legion" on Dec. 2, 1929 to be know as "Criswell-Robinson Post 71". This document was endorsed by Department of Arkansas Commander R. L. Gordon and then by James F. Barton, National Adjutant. Of these veterans, the document included one brother (Joe D. Robinson) of the Post's namesake, Ross Robinson. The "Post Application for Permanent Charter" was dated Jan. 7, 1938 and approved by Department of Arkansas Adjutant Bert Presson. It was received at National Headquarters on Jan 17, 1938, the date put on the Charter.. Full story »
This stone building was built in 1933-1934 for use by both Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 and Martin Oliver VFW Post 2881 in Cabot, AR. Our research shows this building was a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. There was a stone marker, that can be seen on the attached photo, on the left corner of the building in front of the pickup truck. The marker says: War Memorial Hut Franklin D Roosevelt Pres. United States.. Full story »
Application for Post was signed on 17 December, 1929 by National Adjutant James F. Barton and Department Commander R. L. Gordon. There were 16 member's names listed on this document including Joe D. Robinson, brother of namesake Ross Robinson. The Post Application for Permanent Charter was signed on 17 January, 1938 by National Commander Daniel J. Doherty and Adjutant Frank E. Samuel, and Department Commander Bob Sisson and Adjutant Bert Presson. This document listed 18 members including Charles W. Robinson, brother of namesake Ross Robinson. We still have the original charter Certificate hanging in our Post today. Full story »
This is our Post as it looks today. It's in the Cabot Mini Mall next to City Hall in Cabot, AR. Full story »
Our Post celebrated it's 77th Charter Birthday with a small ceremony and cake cutting by our own member Arkansas State Senator Eddie Joe Williams, on left, and Post 71 Commander Jim Sanders. Full story »
On this day Fred W. "Bill" Schoonover was honored with several awards that included, 70 years of Continuous Membership in the American Legion, Legionnaire of the Year for Post 71, a Letter from the Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, and an Arkansas Senate Proclamation. Mr. Schoonover was a WWII Veteran age 93, who served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 1942 to May 1946 in the Signal Corps. The Ceremony was in the Chapel at.. Full story »