American Legion here to serve vets

Gravette and Bella Vista Posts inviting new members to join the service organization

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Bella Vista American Legion Post members Norvil Lantz (left), Lewis Kaslow, Chris Cole and post commander Jake Greeling posed for a photo in front of the U.S. Flag at their recent post meeting.

Bella Vista American Legion Post members Norvil Lantz (left), Lewis Kaslow, Chris Cole and post commander Jake Greeling posed for a photo in front of the U.S. Flag at their recent post meeting.
Photo by Photo by Leslie Olson

“When a soldier was brought back from World War I, he was given $60 and a ticket to the train station closest to his hometown,” explains Norvil Lantz, membership chairman of the Bella Vista post of the American Legion. “These guys had limbs missing and suffered from “shell shock” — we call it PTSD now — but no one was there to help them.” The American Legion was created in 1919 to fill that void.


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