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.

For more information, visit Legion.org/Sons.

» Detachment Constitution

Sons of The American Legion Officers

» Full List of Committee Chairmen
Albright, Dennis Special Olympics chairman

Dennis Albright

Detachment Commander
Joseph W. Hoffman Squadron 757

SALCommander@OhioLegion.com     Qubert71@Outlook.com

Dave Dilts

Dave Dilts

Detachment First Vice Cmdr.
Zanesville Squadron 29

SAL1stVice@OhioLegion.com     DavidLeeDilts@Hotmail.com

Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Detachment Second Vice Cmdr.
Loudon Squadron 257

SAL2ndVice@OhioLegion.com     TruckerTim622001@Yahoo.com

Scott Thornton

Scott Thornton

Detachment Adjutant
Conn-Weissenberger Squadron 587

scottj.thornton@gmail.com     saladjutant@ohiolegion.com

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Chase Ordway

Detachment Asst. Adjutant
Winnow-Arn Squadron 541

ChaseOrdway@Outook.com

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Jeff Vrabel Jr.

Detachment Chaplain
Mahoning Valley Inc Squadron 15

JeffVrabelJr@Gmail.com

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Bill Towns Jr.

Detachment Judge Advocate
Don V Cross Squadron 357

SALJudgeAdvocate@OhioLegion.com

Lang, Gary

Gary Lang

Detachment Nat’l Exec. Committeeman
Russell Chadwick Squadron 389

SALNEC@OhioLegion.com     GLang3263@RoadRunner.com

Jon Coakley II

Detachment Alt. Nat’l Exec. Committeeman
Paschall Squadron 164

SALANEC@OhioLegion.com     BigBuckeyeJC@AOL.com

Doug Hancock

Doug Hancock

Detachment Imm. Past Commander
Murbach-Siefert Squadron 479

douglash21@aol.com

Conley, John

John Conley

Detachment Sergeant-at-Arms
James Dickey Squadron 23

JRConley1896@AOL.com

Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter

Detachment Historian
Don V Cross Squadron 357

MBaxter_Ohio_SAL_Historian@Yahoo.com

Dave Dilts

Dave Dilts

Detachment Membership Chairman
Zanesville Squadron 29

DavidLeeDilts@Hotmail.com

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Dan Sagraves

Detachment Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chairman
Huber Heights Squadron 200

DanSagraves@TWC.com

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Randy Matthews

Detachment Americanism Chairman
Isaac Van Wert Squadron 178

Load529@Yahoo.com

Forshey, Bruce CMN Chairman 11th District 1st Vice

Bruce Forshey

Detachment Children & Youth Chairman
Russell Chadwick Squadron 389

BruceForshey@Gmail.com

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Steve Honigfort

Detachment Public Relations Chairman
Kerner-Slusser Squadron 63

SHonigfort@Yahoo.com

Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Detachment Community Service Chairman
Loudon Squadron 257

TruckerTim622001@Yahoo.com

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Craig Smith

Detachment Legislative Chairman
Irvin Hiskey Squadron 535

CraigRSmith1958@Gmail.com

Incoming Detachment Commander, Dennis Albright is now accepting orders for the 2022 – 2023 Detachment of Ohio polo shirt.

Deadline for the first order is Friday, May 8, 2022
There will be an additional order placed after the Detachment Convention for delivery at the Summer Detachment Executive Committee Meeting, if necessary.

» Click HERE to download the order form

Please make checks payable and send your order for to:
Dennis Albright | 1778 Liberty Hill Road | Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
For additional information please contact Dennis Albright at qubert71@outlook.com

Membership

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.

» Membership Information

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 | SALNews@OhioLegion.com

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.

2022 Summer Edition for July, August, September – Articles due no later than June 12, 2022
2022 Fall Edition for October, November, December – Articles due no later than September 11, 2022
2023 Winter Edition for January, February, March – Articles due no later than December 11, 2022
2023 Spring Edition for April, May, June – Articles due no later than March 12, 2023
» Ohio SALute Newsletter

Detachment Convention

The 58th Annual Convention of the Detachment of Ohio of the Sons of The American will be hosted by District 7 and Squadron 23 on Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022.

The Convention Meeting site is:

James Dickey Post No. 23
705 Court St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3030
https://www.americanlegion23ohio.org

» More information

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

District Commanders

DISTRICT 1

Thomas Rosenbauer

DISTRICT 2

Randy Matthews

DISTRICT 3

Troy Davis

DISTRICT 4

Charles Castle

DISTRICT 5

Cary Kuhl

DISTRICT 6

Theodore Kohler

DISTRICT 7

John Conley

DISTRICT 8

Phillip Lightfoot

DISTRICT 9

Thomas Foss

DISTRICT 10

Matthew Baxter

DISTRICT 11

Chester Crooks

DISTRICT 12

Rocky Searles

DISTRICT 13

Adam Budner

DISTRICT 14

Frederick Hartline

John Robinson, Department S.A.L. Liaison

Phone: (740) 816-7596 | Email: JRobinson@OhioLegion.com

SAL Forms

Part of the administrative requirements from year-to-year is the submisison of certain report forms to the national, state, and district organizations to
document important details about a squadron [or district]. Providing the details requested on these .pdf or Excel tabs will automatically populate the corresponding
fields on the actual report forms listed below. Specifically, this file will produce completed versions of the following:

1) Annual Squadron Data Report [due to Detachment Headquarters by April 15th each year; National deadline is May 1st]
2) Officers Certification Form (for both squadrons and districts; specific to the Detachment of Ohio) [due to Detachment HQ by May 1st]
3) Notification of Post/Squadron Commanders & Adjutants (to be filed by the Post Adjutant) [due as soon as new officers are known]

Please enter all of the required information where indicated by the orange highlights. Optional information is highlighted in yellow.

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Single form Entries:

Officers Certification Form:

(PDF or XLS or ONLINE)

Consolidated Squadron Report Form:

(PDF or XLS)

SAL Annual Squadron Data Report

SAL Charter Application – GENERAL

2022 SAL Convention Call Packet

National Appointment Form

Detachment Appointment Form

Individual Recruitment Award Pin

Annual OPDCC Scholarship Application

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Charter Cancellation Guidelines

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