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General Billy Mitchell Post 85 is named for General Billy Mitchell, the man considered to be the father of military aviation.

William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell (December 28, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force. He is one of the most famous and most controversial figures in the history of American air power.

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Meet the Team

American Legion Post 85 officers are familiar with the programs offered under each of the four pillars, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.  While Post 85 is small, our hearts are big, we welcome all eligible members and their guest to participate in our programs.

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We encourage our members old and new to complete the BASIC TRAINING course, which is the best and most convenient way to gain basic knowledge of who we are and what we do. We recognize that many Legionnaires want to become stronger leaders and only need the opportunity, making continuous training and education programs necessary.

Eric Clinton


Chris Scheer

3rd Vice Commander

John Kirsch

Judge Advocate

Richard Simpson

Sergeant At Arms

Roscoe Eagle

Three Year Tustee

Art Merat

1st Vice Commander

Paul Bothwell, Sr

Finance Officer

Terri Durrin


Lou Lane

Service Officer

Lou Lane

Two Year Trustee

Kevin Munley

2nd Vice Commander



John Dreswick


Paul Bothwell, Sr

Gaming Chairman

Art Merat

One Year Trustee