Speakers’ Bureau

If you have a question about the American Legion or need a comment on a current local American Legion event, please contact our Adjutant, Lee Heavlin.

We often get requests for members to speak or participate at local events.  Here is a list of speakers who are frequently asked for and links to some of their recent events.

Our Speakers:

Mark Sumner, US Army – Army advance scout, France. Recently received medal from the Republic of France.

Jim Stallings – US Army, Korea.  He was the Captain of a former Navy Ship transferred to the US Army.

Major Everett “Bud” Hampton, USMC, Ret. – Iwo Jima survivor.  His Marine battalion was used in Corsica for the filming of The Longest Day

  • A WCHL Chapel Hill Village Pride Award recipient and Hometown Hero –  2016

Ed Gill, US Army – A Vietnam Veteran

  • A WCHL Chapel Hill Village Pride Award recipient and Hometown Hero – 2015

MCPO Lee Heavlin, US Navy Ret. – Vietnam in-country with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, in Saigon; Korea service in-country with Naval Forces, Korea, in Seoul;  and NATO Portugal

Robert Medred, U.S. Air Force, Grenada

William Munsee, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Pete Jaeger, U.S. Army

Other veterans’ stories

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