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Post 138  Port Tampa City, Florida




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 »


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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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 »
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 “Constitution of The American Legion, Department of Florida”, as adopted at the Department Convention of 1946 and amended at Department Conventions through 2013. Post 138 received its original “Temporary Charter” on May 11, 1945, with a subsequent “Permanent Charter” approved.. 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 »
American Legion Post 138 charted its Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #138. Full story »
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 medical team at James Haley VAMC. Shawn James attended the presentation with his wife Tara. Shawn is originally from Logansport, a small farming community in.. 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 of only 2 boys out of 539 Florida Delegates to go to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. There, he was selected "President Pro Tempore" which was the highest office and selection of #1 out of 187 boys! Our Post.. 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 our Veterans. We will be having a sheet cake for all members who stop in the Post on May 10th. Banner designed by Post 138 Historian, Shelli Romeu Full story »