Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester

IUPD Cadet Josh Wheat was nominated by his supervisors and former IUPD Chief Johnson to receive the honor of the Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award from University Veterans Post 360, American Legion. The members of the post unanimously voted to approve Cadet Wheat to receive the Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award. Josh received his award and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card on Jan 25th, 2022. Pictured below Left to Right, Adjutant Joe Hayes, Cadet Josh Wheat, Interim Chief Scott Dunning, and Finance Officer/Membership Chairman Clifton Morlan

December Member Highlight

Recently our fellow American Legion member, Larry Vinson has had some amazing opportunities and accomplishments. In the last month, Larry talked with The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department on how to appropriately deal with someone who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As well, as part of his outreach to those in addiction recovery, Larry was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his help at “The House of Hope” in Brazil, IN where he speaks once a month. 

This month, Larry graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Preaching and will receive his diploma on December 18th. With this degree complete, Larry has announced plans to open a church that focuses on creating a safe place for people to discuss faith regardless of their personality, struggles, lifestyles, or socioeconomic position.  

Congratulations, Dr. Vinson!

Click the link below to help Dr. Vinson raise funds to launch his new church.

https://communitytransformationpartners.networkforgood.com/projects/145079-the-bridge-hendricks-county-church-plant?fbclid=IwAR2EMNuAHs06s5w6vQIprLozG4QRmaQUbnfS823ulBOm3zVtwvqU5gboohI

2021 Wreath Laying Ceremony

Please consider coming out on Dec 4th at 11am to honor our fallen as we lay wreaths on the Veteran Tombstones at Williams Creek Cemetery, 845 W 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana. We will have members of the American Legion, 11th District Honor Guard in attendance to present the colors and play taps. We will also has the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in attendance and they will be firing volleys and assisting with laying wreaths for our Civil War Veterans. This is a great event and a great way to pay respect for those that have went before us. Please see the flyer below.

Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester

IUPD Cadet Simon Wuethrich was nominated by his supervisors and IUPD Chief Johnson to receive the honor of the Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award from University Veterans Post 360, American Legion. The members of the post unanimously voted to approve Cadet Wuethrich to receive the Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester Simon received his award on Oct 24th, 2021. Pictured below Left to Right, Chief Doug Johnson(post member) Adjutant Joe Hayes, Officer Simon Wuethrich, Commander Christina Owens and Finance Officer/Membership Chairman Clifton Morlan .

2021 Veteran Highlight

Today on veterans day we would like to highlight one of our own members. Nolan Taylor, Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems, in the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis on the Indianapolis campus. Please see the link below that was written and posted back in 2017. Nolan we salute you and thank you for your service to our great country.

https://hub.kelley.iupui.edu/blog/_blog/faculty-spotlight-nolan-taylor.html

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to everyone that has ever wore the uniform of the United States Military. As we honor our veterans today lets keep in mind that many of our veterans are struggling financially, emotionally, or physically everyday of the year. Please consider joining University Veterans Post 360 and help us support our veteran community all year long. If you are interested please contact our post membership chair Clifton Morlan, clifton.morlan@legionpost360.org for more information.

Military Appreciation Show

Footlite Musicals is hosting it’s Military and First Responders Appreciation Show of “Holiday Inn – Holiday Show” on November 21st at 2:30pm. To receive a $15 discount for the military or first responder please use the discount code: Thankful. The rest of the tickets in the order will be $15 each. University Veterans Post 360’s Chaplin Dennis Jones will be performing in the show.