The American Legion

The American Legion played the leading role in drafting and passing of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the "GI Bill." In addition to organizing commemorative events, members provide assistance at VA hospitals and clinics. It is active in issue-oriented U.S. politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of interests of veterans and service members, including support for benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Health Administration. The organization has also historically promoted "Americanism."

Charles A. Conklin Post #28 Elected Officers

102nd Commander - Janet E. Fonger
Gary Doublestein, 1st Vice Commander
Rick White, 2nd Vice Commander
Larry Lambert, Adjutant
Cyndy Wierenga, Finance Officer
Duane Smith, Chaplain
David Carlson, Judge Advocate
Freddy Smith, Sergeant-at-Arms
Dennis Siron, Historian
Garrett Veihl, Service Officer
Larry Lambert, Service Officer
Hoyt Fonger, Service Officer
Ray Ribbink, Executive-at-Large
Freddy Smith, Executive-at-Large
Jim Vette, Executive-at-Large
John Bilski, Past Commander

Post #28 Auxiliary Elected Officers

President - Darlene DeHaan
1st Vice President - Melanie Riekels
2nd Vice President - Diane Janusch-Johnson
Darlene DeHaan, President
Melanie Riekels, 1st Vice President
Diane Janusch-Johnson, 2nd Vice President
Ginny Hebert, Secretary
Michele Stetts, Treasurer
Linda Gieske, Historian
Pam Medendorp-Peck, Chaplain
Barb Kelly, Sergeant-at-Arms
Kathleen Edwards, Membership

Post #28 Sons of the American Legion Elected Officers

Ross Berens, Commander
Hans VanHorssen, 1st Vice Commander
Charlie Chittenden, 2nd Vice Commander
T.L. Lowe, Finance Officer
Al VanDam, Chaplain
Charlie Chittenden, Historian
Steve VanderWall, Sergeant-at-Arms
Scott Kelly, Membership
Paul Kubicek, Adjutant
Jeff Warner, Past Commander

Post #28 Legion riders

John Kemme, Director - jkemme3@att.net
Charles Potter, Assistant Director
Chase Kamhout, Sergeant-at-Arms
Diana Arens, Secretary
Larry Foose, Treasurer
TBD, Chaplain
Sally Kemme, Membership Chair