Post 183
2301 Putty Hill Ave.
Parkville, MD 21234

American Legion
Parkville Post 183







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Parkville Post 183
URGENT! News regarding the Fort Howard VA Outpatient Clinic.
Please click on the link to the right for more details.
 HELP find Maryland Vietnam Veterans who were KIA.
We have been asked by the Department of Maryland to assist them
in finding photos of Maryland Vietnam Vets who were KIA.
Commander Trott received a message from a Veteran and professor
at Stevenson University that has been on a mission to find
photographs of all KIA from the Vietnam War from Maryland.
There are still 70 photographs of veterans that have not been
located.  To read the entire message from the Department of
Maryland, click on the link (Message) below.  To see the
list of veterans names, click on the link (Veterans) below. 

Message               Veterans (PDF)
(Please read and participate)

We need your help in identifying Veterans (especially females) to take a short survey about The American Legion.

Please advertise to your membership in newsletters for them to take the survey for use by Department of Maryland. The Women's Veteran Outreach Committee developed the survey and are seeking the insights.

While some questions in the survey we are looking solely for a female point of view on the issue, anyone can complete the survey.

Please try to get this to Veterans and Legion members that are female. The Legion membership database did not track and the Legion did not collect the gender of new members until 2013, so there is little information about our membership in regards to gender, that is where Posts can help.

Survey can be found at:

http://smoke2110.polldaddy. com/s/survey1

 This survey is conducted to determine the involvement of Veterans who are female in the American Legion Department of Maryland and to look at ways to possibly build on that membership as well as identify barriers to these Veterans joining and becoming actively involved.  No personally indentifying information is requested.  If you decide to speak about any experiences you have had, all personal information will be confidential. The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding this specific subset of  veterans, to describe their experiences as members and their participation within the American Legion.  A report will be issued upon completion of the survey results.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Department at


Russell W. Myers Jr.
Adjutant, The American Legion
Department of Maryland
Room E
101 N. Gay St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

 (410) 752-1405 (ofc)


8/30/15 was the annual American Legion Convention Parade and Post 183 had the honor of providing transport for the Grand Marshal. This years Grand Marshal was General James A. Adkins (Ret.).


   General Adkins was a former member (Lieutenant) of the 136 Combat Support Hospital (Parkville, MD) from Jan. 1981 - Apr. 1982.The driver (Brian Elefant) was a member from 1981 - 1991. 
General Adkins is also a member of American Legion Post 16 of Crisfield, MD.


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.


What is the American Legion?
1) The largest veterans organization in USA
2) Dedicated to God & Country
3) Pursuit of better veteran benefits
4) Community involvement
5) Youth education & involvement in government
6) Evolvement of comradre through social events & charitable activities
Definition of a Veteran
A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to
"The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."

That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

-- Author Unknown                      


Paint Ball

July 30 at 10:00 am
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