Post 163 Weatherford, Texas

Post 163

Weatherford, Texas

Post 163 Weatherford, Texas

About This Post

Post Namesake
Parker County: In the year 1855 Jefferson Weatherford of Dallas, Texas was the representative in the State Senate from this district and Isaac Parker of Tarrant County in the Legislature. A new county was organized lying immediately West of Tarrant ... READ MORE
Notable Members
Founders: Edgar C. Bloom, Roy L. Dyer, John C. Sammon, Ludie R. Barker, Harold J. Gregory, Mike M. Hopkins, Frank M. Edun, Ray Oliver, Luke Alexander, Fred Lanier, Steve Maddox, Earl W. Bratton, Jack L. Hart, Charles W. Sharpe, Dr. ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

1920

Parker County Post Number 163 Granted a Charter

Out of and by authority of this organization, The Parker County Post Number 163 was organized and granted a charter, March 1,1920, with 15 members whose names are follows: Edgar C. Bloom, Roy L. Dyer, John C. Sammon, Ludie R. Barker, Harold J. Gregory, Mike M. Hopkins, Frank M. Edun, Ray M. Oliver, Luke Alexander, Fred Lanier, Steve Maddux, Earl W. Bratton, Jack S. Hart, Charles W. Sharpe, Dr. Austin F. Leach; and with Captain..
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Promotion of Jackson Lewis

Promotion of Jackson Lewis

Promotion of Private First Class Lewis to Corporal in Battery B of 82nd FA.
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1930

New Home for Post 163

1933 - the post bought the home at Front Street and North Elm (Was addressed later as 703 Eureka Street)
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Meritorious Service

Meritorious Service

Awarded to Post 163 by the American Legion, Department of Texas. For faithfulness in the performance of duties, and meriting special confidence and esteem because of manifested co-operation and loyality.
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Certificate of Meritorious Service

Parker County Post, No 163 Department of Texas, the American Legion, has rendered Meritorious Service by enrolling for the year a membership equaling or surpassing its previous four year average.
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Certificate of Meritorious Service

1940

James C. Wright, Jr., Commander

In 1949, James C. Wright, Jr., served as Commander of Post 163. Recognized as Weatherford's youngest Mayor in the 1950s, he became a Congressman and later rose to worldwide fame as the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, the third most powerful man in the nation.
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Certificate of Distinguished Service

Parker County Post, No. 163 Department of Texas, the American Legion, has rendered Distinguished Service by enrolling a membership equaling or surpassing its previous four year average.
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Certificate of Distinguished Service

1970

Special Citation

Special Citation

For rendering distinguished service for having achieved 100% of membership quota as of Veterans Day 1972.
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American Legion Post Recognizes Charter Member

As the last remaining active charter member of Americal Post No. 163, Luke Alexander was honored Thursday night by friends at the American Legion Post 163.
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American Legion Post Recognizes Charter Member
Post of Distinction Birthday Award

Post of Distinction Birthday Award

56th Anniversary, March 15-17, 1975 In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the strength of the Amereical Legion and a continuing program of services and activities dedicated to the welfare of the Community, State, and Nation.
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Golden Certificate - Lute Alexander

Lute Alexander has been a continuous member for fifty or more years.
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Golden Certificate - Lute Alexander
American Legion Post 163 Officer Installation

American Legion Post 163 Officer Installation

Officers installed, Appreciation Plaques Awarded, and Boys State Representative Report New officers of American Legion Post 163 were installed at a dinner at the legion home on Eureka Street Tuesday night by Bob Buchanan of Breckinridge, 17th District Vice Commander. His wife Dorothy Buchanan presided at the installation of the Auxiliary officers. Mrs. Buchanan is the Past 4th District Auxiliary president.
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Supplemental Charter

Supplemental Charter for Incorporated American Legion Post Issued to Parker County Post No. 163, Department of Texas
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Supplemental Charter

1980

All Time High Membership Award

All Time High Membership Award

For enrolling the largest membership since 1960
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Medal of Honor Recipient

The late Sgt. Chester B. Bowen was honored as members of American Legion Post 163, several historical groups, and local dignitaries recognized him as a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.
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Medal of Honor Recipient

1990

Joe W. Warren, 40 Year Member

Joe W. Warren, 40 Year Member

Joe Warren has been a member in good standing of the American Legion, continuously for 40 years.
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Post 163 elected it's first woman Commander

June 1991 during General Membership meeting officers for 1991 were elected including the first women Commander, Mary Ellen Guay, USMC veteran. Commander Guay served Parker County American Legion Post 163 as commander for two years.
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Commemorative Community

Commemorative Community

Parker County American Legion Post 163 designated as a Commemorative Community by Department of Defense
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American Legion Post 163 Designated an Official World War Commemorative Community

American Legion Post 163 was designated an official World War Commemorative Community by the Department of Defense and pledged to plan three or more events a year from 1993 through 1995 to participate in the 50th Anniversary of World War II. The Post and local radio station KZEE have been recognized nationally with the American Legion's 1994 Media Award in the radio category which featured interviews of Parker County veterans interspersed with Patriotic music of..
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Mary Ellen Guay honored as Grand Marshall of Veterans Day Parade

We are honored to have Mary Ellen Guay as our Co-Grand Marshall with Lavern Thompson as these women have been pillars of our Societ and are constant reminders of the good our way of like can and has produced. Mary Ellen was in the United States Navy: Yoemen 2nd Class - WWII, USNR; active duty in the W.A.V.E.S. 1945 thru 1946. She was married to James (Jim) Raymond Guay. They were the proud parents of..
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