Bill Meister

Senior Vice Commander:
Bill Martin

Junior Vice Commander:
Jim Page

Carl Bales

Robin Latdrick

Finance Officer:
Roger Homeier

Bill Martin

Bob Burrack

Executive Board Member:

Executive Board Member:
Tom Sheeler
Welcome to the Swansea Post 2007's website. We are located in Swansea, Illinois and meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the Swansea Improvement Association located on 301 Service Street.

Our post is dedicated to the improvement of services for veterans of all services. We work hard at raising money to support various veteran programs and hospitals within the Metro St. Louis area including visits to local assisted living centers for the Gifts for Yanks Who Gave program and various veteran appreciation ceremonies. We also promote various youth programs such as the Boy Scouts of America, Boys State and the Legion Oratorical Contest for our local schools.

Current American Legion priorities are:
  • Increased military pay and concurrent receipt of military longevity retirement and VA disability compensation
  • Better military housing
  • Military readiness issues
  • Needed improvements in TRICARE and VA medical care
  • Provide VA disability benefits and health care for veterans with Hepatitis C, radiation, diabetes related to Agent Orange and Gulf War illness
  • Flag protection
  • Annual benefits (i.e. COLAs)
  • Restore veterans' right to compensation for tobacco-related illnesses
  • Employment services and transition assistance for veterans and for active duty personnel
  • Improved Montgomery GI Bill education benefits

If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in helping local veterans, come visit us. We keep our meetings short and to the point.

    Don't forget to check the calendar for upcoming events

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