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.

Student Veterans Organization at IUPUI

Dear IUPUI Veteran Students,

If you are looking for a way to make a huge impact on the lives of all the IUPUI Veteran Student population please consider joining the Student Veterans Organization at IUPUI. The SVO at IUPUI was formed to help our student veterans meet their needs in academia, social events and many other things. The SVO at IUPUI looks to maintain an high level of veteran presences on the IUPUI Campus. The IUPUI veteran students are leaders in their classrooms and all around campus.

Please contact Joe Hayes, hayesjom@iupui.edu for more information or visit: https://thespot.iupui.edu/organization/veteransatiupui

July 4th

As you know this Sunday is the 4th of July. I hope that you are able to enjoy the long weekend with your friends and family having picnics and cookouts. As the Past Commander, I would like to ask a favor of you. Please take a minute out of your day to thank a veteran.

Here are some simple ways to honor a veteran this weekend.

  1. Send a patriotic “Thank You” card to veteran that you know.
  2. Stop by and visit a retired veteran.
  3. Visit the tombstone of a veteran.
  4. Shop at a Veteran owned business.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

Clifton Morlan, Past Commander

2021-2022 Post Officers

Please welcome our officers for the 2021-2022 Membership Year.

These members took office on May 31, 2021.

Commander – Christina Owens

1st Vice Commander – Jim Patton

Adjutant – Joe Hayes

Chaplain – Dennis Jones

Sgt At Arms – Aaron Shaw

Judge Advocate – Abhishek Kambli

Historian – Alicia Gahimer

Service Officer – Kris Bertrand-Glomski

Finance Officer – Clifton Morlan

Front Row Left to Right: Christina Owens, Jim Patton, Aaron Shaw, Joe Hayes, Alicia Gahimer, Clifton Morlan. Back Row Left to Right: District Commander Ben Olsen, District Membership Chairman Rob Rowley, Past District Commander Joe Allen.