Welcome to Wendell L. Willkie American Legion Post 19, Akron, Ohio!

We are glad you have found us, and hope that as you navigate our pages, you come to learn who we are and whom we support.
Whether you are currently serving this Nation, you have begun to transition from active duty, or you have been honorably discharged or retired for years, we hope you will consider becoming part of one of the oldest American Legion posts within the American Legion’s Department of Ohio.
Our Charter permits membership based on the following criteria:

To join as a regular member, you must be able to present proof of an honorable discharge or separation showing a period of active military service during any one of the following periods, and a government-issued identification card:

      • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
      • December 7, 1941 and after, including to present dayIf you need assistance in obtaining your DD214, please email bryanamcgown@americanlegionakron.org.
There are other types of membership opportunities available as well. Please use the “Send Us A Message” form at the bottom of this page to find out if you may qualify for membership in Sons of the American Legion or  Auxiliary.

©2019 Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio.
All Rights Reserved.

Current Officers

Chuck Lange, Commander
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Jerry Wiseman, Adjutant

Louis Veal, First Vice Commander

Second Vice-Commander, Michael Supplee

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Larry Long, Finance Officer
Date of Picture:   June 2011
Dates of service:     Jan. 1967 thru Dec. 1968 Active duty
March 1970 thru June 2004 Reserve duty
Branch: U.S. Army
Final Rank:    Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)
Service job:    Quartermaster Officer, Supply Manager
Civilian Job:        Purchasing agent for B&W, Barberton

What I enjoy at Post 19:   I enjoy the great people active in the Auxiliary, SAL and Legion. They make us the MIGHTY 19th!!

Sergeant-at-Arms, Vacant

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Bryan A. McGown

Staff Judge Advocate, Stephen Collins

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©2019 Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio

Pay Your Dues or Donate to Our Post

You can use the short form below to make a secure credit card payment or use your own PayPal account to pay your annual dues or make a donation to support our Post. You can even designate how you would like your donations to be used.

The annual dues for 2019, are $38.00. We are implementing a new convenience fee for paying dues, or making donations online. The additional $1.40 will cover 100% of the fees we have to pay PayPal for processing your payment. In the past, we have paid these fees for you. Unfortunately, we can no longer continue this practice.

Thank you for your understanding. If you’d prefer NOT to pay this additional fee, you may still mail a check to the First Vice Commander. Please be sure to annotate the memo line of your check so we know if it is intended to pay for dues, or should be treated as a donation to one of the following:
Membership Application/Renewal
General Fund
Building Maintenance
Charity Programs

Our mailing address is:
ATTN: First Vice Commander
Wendell L. Willkie American Legion Post 19
783 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44303

(330) 253-0022

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