2013-08-09 / News

Legion National Commander Visits Island



The National Commander of the American Legion, James Koutz, along with other Midwest region American Legion officials, visited Mackinac Island Monday, August 5. As elected National Commander, Mr. Koutz is official spokesperson of the American Legion, overseeing more than a million members, along with upholding the legion’s constitution and resolutions. The visit was made before the commander’s visit to Wilwin Lodge in Trout Lake, an American Legion retreat in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for service people and their families. His visit included a trip to the Veterans Memorial, Fort Mackinac and Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery, Grand Hotel, and a carriage ride through the Island. Pictured at the veterans memorial (from left) Ray Moore, state commander of Michigan, Steve Short, aide to national commander, Bill Hafeman, former state commander, Lou Oberle of American Legion Post 290, Paul Wandrie, Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 commander, Earl Rullkafsky of Sons of the American Legion, Mr. Koutz, Roger Webster, alternate national executive commander, and David Spencer, state vice committeeman. The National Commander of the American Legion, James Koutz, along with other Midwest region American Legion officials, visited Mackinac Island Monday, August 5. As elected National Commander, Mr. Koutz is official spokesperson of the American Legion, overseeing more than a million members, along with upholding the legion’s constitution and resolutions. The visit was made before the commander’s visit to Wilwin Lodge in Trout Lake, an American Legion retreat in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for service people and their families. His visit included a trip to the Veterans Memorial, Fort Mackinac and Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery, Grand Hotel, and a carriage ride through the Island. Pictured at the veterans memorial (from left) Ray Moore, state commander of Michigan, Steve Short, aide to national commander, Bill Hafeman, former state commander, Lou Oberle of American Legion Post 290, Paul Wandrie, Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 commander, Earl Rullkafsky of Sons of the American Legion, Mr. Koutz, Roger Webster, alternate national executive commander, and David Spencer, state vice committeeman.

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