American Legion Post 10 is located at 702 Pine Grove Drive in Wilmington, North Carolina 28409.
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION.
“For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and goodwill on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”
The American Legion founded in France in 1919 by Veterans of World War I. Later that year the American Legion received Congressional approval here in the United States. Post 10 was one of the first post in the nation chartered. Our Post charter is dated the Third day of September, 1919 and we are 100+ years old.
Thus began a long history of service to Veterans and to the Public. One of our most visible successes is bringing the Battleship North Carolina to Memorial Park, along the Wilmington riverfront. This effort was supported by Post 10 and its members. In addition to members of the American Legion (open only to qualified Veterans of the US military) we have a squadron of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), and a chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary. We also have a Championship baseball program affiliated with Post 10.
POST 10 OFFICERS 2022-2023
Commander – Bobby Rutledge
First Vice – Lawrence Caristo
Second Vice – Julian Bradberry
Third Vice – Gordon Brotherton
Finance Officer – Jim Ballard
Sergeant at Arms – Gil Dunnagan
Chaplain – Ivan Brown
Service Officer – Glenn Brown
Judge Advocate – Pat O’Donnell
Historian – Merle Brooks
Adjutant – Don Betz
Post telephone – 910-799-3806 – Daily after Noon