American Legion here to serve vets
Gravette and Bella Vista Posts inviting new members to join the service organization
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
“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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News, Pages 10 on 04/13/2011