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Post 72  Mount. Carmel, Ohio

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CHARTER DATE: November 2, 1962

POST NAMESAKE: In 1962 Withamsville-Mt.Carmel American Legion Post 72 was chartered. The Post was conceived by the ideas of a few men who were willing.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Jim Bennett

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Post 72 is one of a very few Posts that have (2) Legionnaires that have been elected and served the Dept. of Ohio as Department Commander. Those being Stuart G. Luginbuhl 1962 / 1963 and Ronald Hartman 1999 / 2000.

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1960
We , the undersigned, hereby certify that we are eligible for membership in the American Legion as provided in section 1, Article IV, of the National Constitution as above quoted, including the Explanatory Note. We hereby request the issuance of a temporary charter for the formation of a Post at _______________WITHAMSVILL-MT . CARMEL OHIO (CLERMONT COUNTY)_________ to be known as __WITHAMSVILLE-MT . CARMEL________________________________Post. No. ____72_____, Department of ____Ohio ____________________________________________ On issuance of a charter we.. Full story »
Our Post Chaplain Renie Blankenship does his duty for God and Country, shown here repairing engines of a C-119 "Flying Boxcar" . Renie was on active duty with the Buckeye Wing at Clinton County Air Force Base . During a typical day Airman Blankenship would change and aircraft engines valves or cylinders , tune up the engine, or give it a complete overhaul. Airman Blankenship was employed by POB Manufacturing Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio before.. Full story »
Now , Therefore, Be it known, that this Special Citation for service to Children and Youth is issued to American legion Post 72 in recognition of its most outstanding Child Welfare Program. Full story »
Legionnaire Jerry Beckman our Post Type III Chairman . Viet Nam Soldier Asks for books to be sent to his fellow Glen Este HS graduates then serving in Viet Nam. Jerry’s efforts started an avalanche of books being sent per his request. Then Spec. 4 Gerald Beckman said in part...”I’ve been trying to get books for over a month now, but I didn’t know anyone who could get them for me. I knew that you.. Full story »
1970
Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72 leading the Memorial Day Parade in 1973.marchers are from left to right: Norm Nedeau, Bill Mason, Ray Vilvens, Mike McCann and Ken Schweitzer Full story »
1990
Mount Carmel Post 72 congratulates George W. Bentley on his 100th Birthday Full story »
2000
MEMORIES of HEROES ! By Howard Wilkinson The Cincinnati Enquirer Mon. April 12, 2004 Old friends sat around a long barroom table at American Legion Post 72 in Mount Carmel one afternoon last week, laughing and swapping well-worn yarns, tales from the decades-old event that bound them together for life. WORLD WAR II. Eleven men and one woman, all in their late 70’s and 80’s , who share a memory of a time long ago.. Full story »
Members of Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion post 72 gathered to discuss the memorial dedication on April 12th, 2004 Full story »
"A Legacy Lives On At Eglin AFB, Florida" Lt. Col. Joseph A Hoelscher - USAF (Dec.) Joe was soon to be named Commander of the 486th Flight Test Squadron in June/July, 2006. But, it did not happen due to his untimely death April 27, 2006, following a required 1 1/2 mile PT run. It was Joseph's dream to have a place to relax and socialize after returning to Eglin from a mission for debriefing(s) and.. Full story »
At the American Legion Department of Ohio convention in Columbus Ohio June 29 thru July 1 it was announced that Stuart G. Luginbuhl, American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel has been selected the #1 Legion Post in Ohio for their Children and Youth and Children Welfare Programs. This past year Post 72 assisted needy children with school clothes and supplies. They sponsored a'Kids Fest" Halloween Party in October. In December they took 37 area needy children on a Christmas shopping trip. Each child was allotted $200.00 to purchase clothes and toys. Rounding out the year Post 72 hosted a.. Full story »
Stuart G. Luginbuhl American legion Post 72 was selected the #1 Legion Post in Ohio for their Children and Youth Welfare Program Full story »
His name was Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski -- "Tony Wojo," for short -- and he returned home to Ohio from the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Thursday afternoon in a flag-draped casket. He was 25, only a year older than LeBron James and the same age as Aaron Rodgers, Dustin Pedroia and my youngest daughter, Taylor. According to the Department of Defense news release, he was killed in action "while supporting combat.. Full story »
American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel Ohio members salute as the body of Army Spc. Gregory Missman, the third member claimed by war in 14 months, is driven past Full story »
A Hearse carrying the body of Army Spc. Gregory James Missman who was killed in Afghanistan , drives past American Legion Post 72 in Mount Carmel, Ohio Full story »
2010
Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72’s new Memorial is dedicated to all the Post members past, present and future . The five stars represent the active Post members who died while serving their country ; Allen Boehm, Joseph Hoelscher. Matt Maupin, Tony “Wojo” Wojciechowski and Greg Missman. Full story »
The traditional color for the 50th anniversary is Gold and the members of Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel dressed up their hall with lots of Red, White and Blue and Gold for their 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 21st. In 1962, Stuart G. Luginbuhl had the idea to form a Post in the Withamsville-Mt. Carmel area. He also served as post commander from 1970 to 1971, said Ron Hartman, post.. Full story »
Congratulations to GEHS Sophomore Brady Dunigan, for his success on the American Legion’s Americanism Test. Over 65,000 students in Ohio took the test. Brady Dunigan had the top score.................................... Full story »
American Legion Post 72 is Color Guard for Nagel Middle Schools Veterans Program. 2nd from right in photo is Lisa MacVittie, Post Legionnaire , WWII POW , and Holocaust Survivor and proud member of Post 72 Color Guard is guest speaker. Full story »
This is Lisa MacVittie . She is our Post Sgt. at Arms . Lisa was a POW in WWII and a Holocaust Survivor . During one of the most unbelievably sad and moving events in World History. This amazing lady escaped the Nazi death camps with her family and spent 10 years of her young life ( age 7 thru 17) in refugee camps in China. Lisa is often a guest speaker at local events.. Full story »
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