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Post 307  Ash Grove, Missouri

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CHARTER DATE: January 2, 1922

POST NAMESAKE: Paul S. Killingsworth American Legion Post #307 Verbatium from the original ledger dated: Sep. 5 - 1921 Former service men of the world.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Charles L. Leeper

NOTABLE MEMBERS: 26 Original Charter Members: Charles L. Leeper - Post Commander Ben C. Rountree - 1st Vice Commander Clifton W. Strode.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: here are several things that make the Paul S. Killingsworth American Legion Post #307 unique: 1. We are the oldest post in Greene County. 2. The post was once the largest in the county, but we are now the smallest... Read more »

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1910
Not sure on the date of the photo. This is hanging on the wall at the Post. And it reads as follows: Left to right 1. Everett Carter, 2. Hubert Hixon, 3. Charley Stewart, 4. Medford Brooks, 5. Clarence Richter 6. Roy Dawsom, 7. Clark Evans, 8. Charley Robinett, 9. Roy Cates, 10. Cal Dyson, 11. Charley Woody, 12. Paul S. Killingsworth, 13. Elish Conway, 14. Glenn Cardwell, 15. Lloyd Matthews, 16. Ralph McKenzie, 17... Full story »
1920
Photo of the charter for the Paul S. Killingsworth American Legion Post #307. Full story »
Black & White photo of band and color guard, some in uniform in a Nov. 11, 1925 Armistice Day parade in Ash Grove, MO, by members of the Paul S. Killingsworth Post # 307, American Legion. Full story »
Representatives at the American Legion Convention held in Nevada, Missouri, August 22, 1027. Full story »
1930
On this day, Charles L. Leeper donated a "Post Members Service Records" binder to the post. All pages that were filled out have been copied and entered in to this .pdf file. Post Members Service Records Names In The binder: Leeper, Quarles, Strode, Howell, Marley, Rogers, Simpson, Dorrell, Purvis, Maurrn, Hartsell, Byrum, Biellier, Cunningham, Stewart, Emhoff, Wisdorss, Short, Mathews, Andrews Did the best I could trying to read the names...... Could be wrong, if.. Full story »
Taken from the post minutes. RESOLUTION. WHEREAS, Nathan Boone had more to do with the advancement of Southwest Missouri than any of the earlier settlers, and WHEREAS, Nathan Boone served his country in the United States Army, lived his declineing (verbatim) years in this vacinity(verbatim) , died and was buried at our very door, and WHREAS, Nathan Boone’s memory is dear to all who know and understand his great influence upon this vacinity(verbatim), Greene County and the State of Missouri, and WHEREAS it is the purpose of the AMERICAN LEGION to cherish the memory of all who served the flag,.. Full story »
2010
Today was our first day with the keys in hand to the old Paul S. Killingsworth American Legion Post #307 building. Will create an album for the pictures to be viewed. Building Acquisition Full story »
"Well I went to the hall after our "little" rain and we are now the proud owners of the Paul S. Killingsworth Memorial Water Park. The romantic sound of the bathroom waterfall coupled with the window rattling and the gentle flapping of the plastic tarps and window coverings is sure to attract numerous visitors to our fair town. I put trashcans under all the leaks and the tarps and window plastic will have to be reattached probably tomorrow after I clean up the limbs in my yard-AGAIN!" Full story »
"Here's an update. As of 9 Sept. 2012 the Paul S. Killingsworth American Legion Post #307 has a leadership cadre. Jason Lannon, the 17th District Commander, is the new Post Commander and I will be the Post Adjutant. The Legion Hall is safe and I'm working on getting it into shape." Full story »
"NOTICE FOR VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION: Paul S. Killingsworth Post 307 is conducting a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE effective immediately! If you served during wartime, are a current member of the military, are a current or past member of the Legion and would like to be involved in the "Re-Formation" of Post 307, contact Adjutant Jerry Witt for details on how you can make a difference. We exist to serve you, our country, and our communities. Full story »
"Sunday 16 Sept. 2012 the Legion Hall will be open for the public to get a look at what needs to be done and how much we have to do." This was the first time in years the post had been open to the public as the "American Legion" Full story »
Unfortunately I've dropped the ball on my posting today. I got tied up with Legion business and with spending the day with my family. The good news is THE LEGION HALL HAS LIGHTS!!!!" Full story »
Did some research on a couple of Cartridge Casings that the post owns. No one seems to know where they came from and there was a lot of speculation as to what kind of gun they were used in. Looks like after a bunch of research, they ended up being: 24cm SK L/40 Eisenbahngeschütze (Railway Gun) Cartridge Casing Mysterious Ammo Full story »
"It's time to do the Happy Dance!! All this rain and not a leak anywhere to be found in the post! Full story »
"The flag pole is repaired, thanks to a friend who graciously brought his cherry picker up. He and Jess did that last evening and we are ready to fly the colors!" Full story »
First time the flag has flown over the post in many years. Photos can be found in the gallery HERE Full story »
Holding a BBQ at the Legion Hall in conjunction with Main Street Nights. We raised over $300 dollars selling BBQ sandwiches. Full story »
"I would like to thank my wife Eileen, Alan Carter and everyone that helped out with the BBQ Saturday, it was a huge success!!! We sold everything we had and made a tidy sum of money for the Legion Hall. I would like to thank the citizens on our community for their support of the Legion also. There were many individuals that expressed the hope we would start having regular dinners and events in the Hall and I truly hope we can get to that point and with our members continued hard work and the community's support we will. Again,.. Full story »
"The American Legion alive and well during Nathan Boone Homestead Days and Ash Grove Nights. The flag was flying high and folks were eating well !! How much better can life be. Our American Legion has the potential to become the heart and soul of Ash Grove. Get involved as a veteran or with the auxiliary or as an honorary member and watch us grow into the place to be!!" Full story »
"The American Legion Hall will be open at 6:00 on Halloween night to pass out candy to the children and to make sure they are being safe. All members of the Legion and the Auxiliary are invited to come on down." Full story »
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