- American Legion Post 4 Pocatello, Idaho

" The Can Do Legionnaires!"

American Legion Post 4
 Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building
 300 N. Johnson Ave.
 Pocatello, Idaho 83201


Commander Chip Wangelin
1st Vice Commander Reina Avila
2nd Vice Commander Joe Radeck
Membership Woody Woodman
Finance Officer Vacant
Chaplain Reina Avila
Sergeant At Arms Bill Hartford
Adjutant Vacant


Service Officer Steve Blair
Sons of the American Legion

Erik Ekstrom

Face Book Page Cindy Woodman


American Legion Post 4 Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7: PM in the downstairs meeting hall of the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building located at 300 Johnson Street in Pocatello, Idaho. The Legion Riders meet following the regular meeting at 8:PM. The phone number at the Memorial Building is:

There are many benefits for members of the largest Veterans organization in the world! The American Legion is made up of active duty soldiers, sons of veterans , as well as the American Legion Auxiliary, for spouses and family members of veterans.

Here's a list of just a few of the programs that Pocatello American Legion  Post 4 is promoting and participating in around Pocatello and Bannock County:

CHILDREN AND YOUTH American Legion Post 4 Baseball
  • Fishing Derby
  • Toys for Tots
  • Temporary Financial Assistance (Families with Children)
  • Baseball ( Four Teams)
  • Boy's State (13 Boys in 2007)
  • Boy Scouts (Venture 148 Local)
  • Boy Scouts Iraq (Eagles, Lighting, Tager)
  • Junior Shooting Team
  • Oratorical Program ($160,000 Plus Scholarships)
  • R.O.T.C Awards (ISU, BYU Idaho)
  • School Awards
  • American Legion Scholarships For Idaho High School Seniors


  • Veterans Rehabilitation
  • Veterans Assistance Financial
  • Veterans Educational Assistance
  • Food Convoy ( 3 Idaho State Veterans Homes )
  • Idaho State Veterans Homes (Pocatello, Boise, Lewiston)
  • Idaho State Cemetery (Boise)
  • Blood Donor Program
  • Medical Assistance For Veterans in Need
  • Support Active Duty Soldiers
  • Community Support
  • Service Office in the County
  • State Of Idaho Service Office Here In Pocatello


  • The American Legion is comprised of 55 state-level "departments" in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, France, Mexico, Philippines and Puerto Rico. There are approximately 15,000 local "posts" throughout the sate level.
  • Facts about membership in The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.
  • The 2004 current national membership tally — roughly 2.7 million — is consistent with the year-end totals for 1954 through 1986.
  • The American Legion extended its service in communities across the country through the development of 105 new, revitalized posts from January 2003 to December 2003.
  • The American Legion attracts younger veterans. Active-duty members are eligible to join - and they are joining. In fact, The American Legion has over 221,000 members who joined under the Persian Gulf, Lebanon/Grenada and Panama War periods of eligibility. Today's active duty service members continue to join. The American Legion created a program known as "Reconnect" as an opportunity for its members to interact with the total force — active duty, National Guard and Reserve.
  • The American Legion created a task force especially designated to assist Persian Gulf veterans and their families. The task force has helped individuals receive direct compensation and needed support through the service provided by The American Legion.
  • The American Legion is "Still Serving America." This is only a part of what The American Legion did "for God and Country" in program year 2003-2004.
  • Donated more than 2.1 million hours of service to communities.
  • Post Service Officers handled more than 116,000 cases of veterans seeking benefits and just compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Devoted more than 1.0 million hours of volunteer service to Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.
  • Donated more than 90,000 pints of blood to collection centers nationwide, making The American Legion the nation's single largest blood donor.
  • Annually spends nearly $33 million on programs benefiting children and youth.
    • 1. Awarded nearly 14,000 medals to Junior ROTC Students
    • 2. Sponsored nearly 24,500 American Legion Boys State delegates.
    • 3. Sponsored nearly 2,500 Scouting units serving 72,000 youngsters.
    • 4. Sponsored more than 5,200 American Legion Baseball teams and an additional 2,400 youth baseball squads.
    • 5. Awarded more than $5 million in college scholarships to deserving students.
  • “It’s Who We Are”

    Country music singer Michael Peterson's DVD collaboration with The American Legion - featuring the song "It's Who We Are," a tribute to The American Legion – was released at the 2007 National Convention in Reno, Nev.

    The "It's Who We Are" DVD includes interviews with celebrities and Legionnaires explaing What Is The American Legion, along with public service announcements about The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

    For each DVD bought $5.00 will be added to the fund.

    It is available for purchase on The American Legion's website, https://join.legion.org/peterson/ , and by calling 1-866 539-2509. They can also be purchased by sending a check for $12.00 each, which includes shipping and handling, to: Michael Peterson DVD, The American Legion, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, Indiana

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