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.
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.
- See his paper, “Who Will Be the Future Leaders of VFW Post 9100?”
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
- News and Observer – How he shares patriotism.
- Chapel Hill News – May New Flagpole Proudly Wave
- Local news stories from WCHL-1360 AM, Chapel Hill
- Chapel Hill News – Lee Heavlin: I don’t need to be thanked for my service
- A WCHL Chapel Hill Village Pride Award recipient and Hometown Hero – 2013, 2014, 2015
Robert Medred, U.S. Air Force, Grenada
William Munsee, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Pete Jaeger, U.S. Army