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Post 163  Weatherford, Texas

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CHARTER DATE: March 1, 1920

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.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Jack L. Hart

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Founders: Edgar C. Bloom, Roy L. Dyer, John C. Sammon, Ludie R. Barker, Harold J. Gregory, Mike M. Hopkins, Frank.. Read more »

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1920
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 Jack Hart, first commander who served with distinction and valor with the Marines and was cited for such services. The Post had no home of.. Full story »
Promotion of Private First Class Lewis to Corporal in Battery B of 82nd FA. Full story »
1930
1933 - the post bought the home at Front Street and North Elm (Was addressed later as 703 Eureka Street) Full story »
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. Full story »
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. Full story »
1940
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. Full story »
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. Full story »
1970
For rendering distinguished service for having achieved 100% of membership quota as of Veterans Day 1972. Full story »
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. Full story »
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. Full story »
Lute Alexander has been a continuous member for fifty or more years. Full story »
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. Full story »
Supplemental Charter for Incorporated American Legion Post Issued to Parker County Post No. 163, Department of Texas Full story »
1980
For enrolling the largest membership since 1960 Full story »
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. Full story »
1990
Joe Warren has been a member in good standing of the American Legion, continuously for 40 years. Full story »
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. Full story »
Parker County American Legion Post 163 designated as a Commemorative Community by Department of Defense Full story »
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 each war era. It was then broadcast throughout the day on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1993. Full story »
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 Gregory James, James Arthur, Catherine Therese Chadwick, Michael David and Christopher Joseph. Mary Ellen has been activiely engaged in many veteran and community support activities.. Full story »
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