CRESTVIEW — American Legion Post 75 of Crestview recently elected its 2019-2020 officers. The installation ceremony took place July 20 in Crestview.

Florida Department Commander Rich Johnson was on hand for the event, as well as 1st District representatives Commander Lamar Carroll; Auxillary President Kim Edens; and Sons of the American Legion Commander Robert Farley.

Elected officers are listed below.

Legionnaires: Commander Shelby Windham; 1st Vice Bobby Patrick; 2nd Vice and Judge Advocate Robert “Oz” Osmon; 3rd Vice Frank Jimison; 4th Vice Larry Nelson; Adjutant Steve Pannasch; Finance Chris Wilber; Chaplain Ron Clark; Sergeant At Arms Lenaya Deitchman; Service Officer Deanna Duran; and Historian Amy Wilson. 

Women's Auxillary: President Pam Pannasch; Vice President Aimee Snelgrove; Secretary Linda Osmon; Treasurer Rhonda Hacker; Sgt. At Arms Yvette Moore; Chaplain Gloria Chase; and Historian Theresa Murdough.

Sons: Commander Rodney Lancaster; Vice Commander Aaron Zimmerman; Adjutant Thomas Reny; Finance Chris Snelgrove;  Chaplain Cody Jones; Sgt. at Arms Kevin O’Connor; Judge Adv. Tony Hansel; and Historian Corey Winkler.

Legion Riders: Director Bob Schrig; Assistant Director Terry Waters; Secretary/Membership Jimmie Evans; Treasurer Kellee Card; Sgt. at Arms Vickie Dobbins; Chaplain TJ Davis; Road Captain Craig Mull; Historian Jon Barlow; Quartermaster Russ Chamberlain; and Communications Jimmie Evans.

Each officer pledged to uphold the American Legion Preamble, which states, in part, "To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation." 

The post is located at 898 East James Lee Blvd., Crestview. It is home to over 800 members and their families, with extremely active Auxillary, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders organizations. 

The post hosts or supports the Crestview community numerous through various programs, including oratorical ones, scholarships, back to school supply programs, and annual children's Christmas parties; and outreach through Young Marines, Boy Scouts, and Veterans Day.

Members also give aid and assistance to local needy veterans and their families.

Thinking of joining the Legion, Auxillary, Sons, or Legion Riders? Call 850-689-3195 for details.