A BIT ABOUT US
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
The American began in 1919 at the end of World War 1. At that time returning soldiers were given $60 and a train ticket home. They didn't have disability benefits or healthcare. There was no home loans or college benefits. Our forefathers created the American legion to solve the issues that face our veterans.
Today we carry on that tradition of solving issues facing our veterans.
Our post meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10am at Trinity Baptist Church located at 300 N Erby Campbell Ave.
Spc. Tracy L. Laramore of Royse City Texas was born May 18, 1973, in Killeen, TX, to James Laramore and Fay (Gatewood) West. Everywhere he went, he had friends. At age 24, Laramore was the oldest enlistee at Fort Benning, Ga., but outperformed younger recruits to the amazement of other soldiers. Tracy was a life long member of the sons of the American Legion Sq. 223. He joined the Army in 1999, serving in Colorado, Korea, Germany, and Kosovo before deploying to Iraq. Tracy was an avid collector of Citadel Miniature War Hammers, and an artist, specializing in comic characters.Tracy passed away in Iraq while serving his country in the U.S. Army. His Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over in a river in Baji, Iraq.
Jerod Heath Osborne, age 20, was born February 23, 1990, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX, He was on active duty as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne stationed there. Jerod graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School in 2008, after spending his senior year preparing to go into the Army to become a medic. Jerod began his Army career in boot camp in Ft. Leonard Wood, and then was assigned to the 82nd Airborne. He transferred to Ft. Benning, GA, for Airborne training. He died July 5 2010 in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.