SUMTER POST 15 HISTORY
||Sumter Post 15 of the
American Legion was chartered with 12 members and has
continued to grow and is one the largest posts in the
Department of South Carolina.
||Sumter Post 15 began
sponsoring the Sumter County Fair.
||American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 15 Chartered
||Raised $600.00 dollars and
sent to Department and on to National to help towards
building a home for the children of deceased veterans, in
|3 &4 Jul-1924
||Hosted the Sixth Department
Convention. National Commander John R. Quinn addressed
the convention. Local citizens joined the legion in
staging a large parade down Main Street.
||Sumter Post 15 began
sponsoring Boy Scout Troup 339.
||Sumter Post 15 started
sponsoring Legion Baseball.
||Bought the old wooden
National Guard Building on Artillery Drive and remodeled it
to become the Postís first Legion Home
||Since the Department
authorized the oratorical contests Post 15 has participated
each year and awards a Government Bond to the Post winner.
||Sumter Post 15 was very
active in organizing Palmetto Boys State and has sponsored
the program each year. It was not held for several
years due to World War II. However, it was
reactivated in 1997.
||Post 15 became very active
in Civil Defense and other war projects. Legionaries
made up the heads of the Air Raid Wardens, most of the Draft
Board, Re-employment Committees and the War bond sale
||Regional oratorical contest
held in Sumter.
||A new legion home is built
and the wooden building was moved back several feet to
become the Boy Scout Hut.
Local Legion To
Hear Department Commander .:
Daniel I. Ross jr Department commander guest speaker.
||Mickey Mantel and Tony Kubek attended Mantel day at
Riley Park. The Sumter P-15's played the 1952 State
Champion the Sumter American Legion team.
Sumter American Legion Post Observing
Its 50th Year Here
Celebrating one-half century of maintaining Americanism and
standing community service
Contract For New Health Center And Lease With Legion Approved
1981 Legion Series
||The American Legion
Baseball World Series was held in Sumter, SC
Traditional Ceremony Kicks Off Legion World
War Veterans To Be Honored With Parade On Main Street .
American Legion Post 15 Formally
local American Legion post now joins the South Carolina
Medical Association and Sumter County Council in opposing
Record Crowd At Fair Saturday .
||Sumter County Fair not held
due to Hurricane Hugo.
Sumter American Legion celebrates
:Sumter Post 15 of
its 70th anniversary of service to the community.
||The P-15 baseball team advanced to regional's for the
4th year in a row. This matched the number of times
with Puerto Rico for the most consecutive regional
Several Post 15 members
have served as Department officers. One member, George D. Levy,
served as Department Judge Advocate and Commander, and also served
twenty-five years on the National Publications Commission, was
the first to be honored as "Member Emeritus" of that committee. Finally, He
served on the National Executive Committee.
Each year post 15 makes an award to the Police, Fire, EMS and corrections officers of the year.