Iowa City American Legion Post 17

Who We Are

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

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About Post #17

Current Officers

Commander – Alan Gerard

1st Vice – Terry Hora

2nd Vice –  Mike Manfull

Adjutant – Dave Crowley

Finance Officer – Ken Goddard

Sgt at Arms – John Frantz

Chaplain – Palmer Holden

Service Officer – Russ Hanson

Become a Member

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

Legion Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm

Please call or stop into the Legion to inquire about becoming a member and join today!

Mural painted on the North side of the building by Iowa City, City High art students
Mural painted on the North side of the building by Iowa City, City High art students