American Legion Post 12

Post Elections

Tim Curran, Acting Post Commander, intends to solicit cadidates for elected officer positions at our general meeting on 13 April 23 after our guest speaker, Scot Brooks, completes his presentation.  The elected officer positions are: Post Commander, Vice Commander, Finance Officer, and Sergeant-at-Arms.  Once a slate of oficers is confirmed, all members present at the general meeting will cast a vote for each of the elected officer positions. The Post Commander, once elected, will appoint members for the positions of Adjutant, Chaplain, Communications Officer, and Facilities Manager.

Guest Speaker in April

At the general meeting on 13 April 2023, Scot Brooks, Moore County Director of Emergency Management, will be our guest speaker.  He will talk about: 1) the mission and function of the County Emergency Management Office; 2) disaster operations; and 3) offer insights into EOC activations.


History of Post 12

From National Headquarters LIBRARY

1919-1929 History of the American Legion Department of North Carolina

Joseph G. Hanson Post 12 was organized in 1919, but its permanent charter bears date of June 26, 2022.  The charter members of the post were:

C.P. Tyson, Curtis McLeod, Paul Dane, D.D. Eifort, T.A. Cole, I.C. Sledge, D. Arch Keiley, W.W. Dalrymple, H.H. Fry, D.D. McCrimmon, Frank S. Blue, R.G. Wallace, B.C. Wallace, C.A. Kivett, C.J. McDonald, Marvin Davis, Benton Blue, O.E. Jenkins, Harold Williamson, George H. Maurice, Lonnie T. Graham, Gordon Cameron.

The Post has furnished to the Department a number of outstanding leaders, among them being Paul Dana and Chester O. Bell, both of whom have held responsible positions in the Department organization.  John Beasley, who was the first Department Commander elected in a Department Convention, is now a member of the Post.

History of Joseph G. Henson

Over 100 year ago, on November 11, 1918—at 11 A. M., the Allied Powers and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria) agreed to an Armistice to cease fighting during World War I along the Western Front in northern France, southwest Germany, and Luxembourg. The fighting had begun after the assassination of June 28, 1914, of Austro-Hungarian Empire's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. It lasted four years, three months, and included in combat over 70 million people.

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was around 40 million. There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. The total number of deaths includes 9.7 million military personnel and about 10 million civilians. The Allied Powers lost about 5.7 million soldiers, while the Central Powers lost about 4 million soldiers. 116,516 American military service individuals were killed during WW I.

It is officially known that 29 North Carolinians (although there are undoubtedly more) who died on November 11, including the bulk of them from the 81st Division made one of the last offensives of the war just before the Armistice went into effect. Many of those killed were from the 321st Infantry, which was involved in the Battle of the Moranville, that lasted from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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American Legion Post 12
P.O. Box 1893
, 350 Legion Hut Road
Carthage, NC 28327

(910) 420-0013

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