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:
  • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
  • December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
  • Plus Desert Storm dates
    August 2, 1990 through the end of hostilities.
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.

©2016 Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio

Current Officers

Commander and Adjutant, Jerry Wiseman


First Vice-Commander, Louis J. Veal


Second Vice-Commander, Debra Warner


Financial Officer, Larry Long


Date:   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


Bruce Warner (Not Pictured)

Sean Sutton (Not Pictured)

Jason Clancy (Not Pictured)

Webmaster | Social Media Manager, Bryan A. McGown



©2017 Wendell L. Willkie, American Legion, Post 19, Akron, Ohio

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The annual dues for 2017, are $38.00.

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