The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion that exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. The S.A.L. is made up of males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.

Together, members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion comprise The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

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Sons of The American Legion Officers

» Full List of Committee Chairmen
Doug Hancock

Doug Hancock

Detachment Commander
Murbach-Siefert Squadron 479

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Dennis Albright

Detachment First Vice Cmdr.
Joseph W. Hoffman Squadron 757


Scott Thornton

Detachment Adjutant
Conn-Weissenberger Squadron 587

Dave Dilts

Detachment Chaplain
Squadron 29


Membership is the lifeblood of any non-profit organization, and the Sons of The American Legion is no exception. We need to continually work hard at renewing the membership of our current members as well as pursue getting new ones to join the S.A.L. in order to be successful in our charitable programs.

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Eligibility for Membership

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.

The Ohio SALute Newsletter

Jeff Vrabel, Editor |

The Official Newsletter of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Ohio

Squadrons and Districts are encouraged to send articles, photographs, meeting announcements, fundraisers, activities, and anything else that you think might be a good fit for our newsletter. The Ohio SALute is the best Detachment newsletter in the organization – let’s keep it the best by submitting information in a timely fashion.

Publication deadlines are listed below.

2021 Summer Edition for July, August, September – Articles due no later than June 12, 2021
2021 Fall Edition for October, November, December – Articles due no later than September 11, 2021
2021 Winter Edition for January, February, March – Articles due no later than December 11, 2020
2021 Spring Edition for April, May, June – Articles due no later than March 12, 2021
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Detachment Convention


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Commander’s Homecoming Bottle Raffle

The Auction began in 1988 at Detachment Commander Terry Kettering’s Homecoming when a bottle of Canadian Club was bought by Dale Hartley. Since then, it has been auctioned at each Detachment Commander’s Homecoming with all funds being donated to The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. In 1991 at Kent Blanchard’s Homecoming, the original bottle was retired in grand style and a new, gold-plated bottle of Canadian Club was presented to continue the tradition.

SAL Commander Homecoming Flyer

SAL Commander Homecoming Hotel Information

District Commanders

Todd Bidlack

Randy Matthews

Stephen Spraley

Jack Fisher

Tim Conway

Ted Kohler

John Conley

Matt Hoisington

Jeff Vrabel

Matthew Baxter

Chester Crooks

Rocky Searles

Ron “Stix” Metro

Fred Hartline

Jermaine Ferguson, Department S.A.L. Liaison

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