AL Post 517


al_emblemWalnut Creek Post 115

Walnut Creek Post 115 was initially organized under charter on November 6, 1919. The Charter was signed by Henry Lindsley, Chairman of the National Executive Committe and David Barrons the California State Chairman.There were 33 Charter members. A 40 & 8 Chapter (Voiture and Cabanne # 573) was established on June 21, 1923. The Post was given its official designation on May 7, 1924 and signed by the Department Commander James Collins and National Commander John R. Durin.

The Post Membership and activities varied over the next several years but enjoyed considerable success after WW II and Korea. There was an additional spurt when the Post absorbed the membership of Rossmoor Post 297 in 1995. Membership had averaged about 230 but, over the years, diminishing numbers of the WW II and Korea era Veterans has attrited the membership to the point where the Post became ineffective.

The decision was made in late 2007 to dissolve Post 115 and return its Charter to National Headquarters. The administrative process of merging Post 115 into Lafayette Post 517 was begun with completion scheduled by mid-2008. However, Post 115 members began meeting with Post 517 immediately upon initiation of the merger which is being managed by Jim Hart and Al Seguin, the last Commander and Adjutant of Post 115.

All contact and meeting information should be referenced through Lafayette Post 517.

Lafayette Post 517
P. O. Box 324
Lafayette, Ca 94549

Lafayette Post 517 of the American Legion Department of California was chartered in 1933 and incorporated in 1938. The Post meets the first Wednesday of every month except July at the Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette, Ca. The meeting is preceded by a dinner. Wives and companions are always welcome. Please see our calendar of events. The Post currently has 255 members. We are active in the community and support the youth of our community through Girls and Boys State and the American Legion Oratorical Contest. For further information please contact us at the address above or e-mail Laurence Kahn at

General Dinner Meeting: First Wednesday 1800 – 2130
Dinner Reservations: 925-284-2201
Business Meeting: Third Wednesday 1700 – 1800



Commander: Mike Gilson, 925-766-6114
Editor: Mike Upshaw, 925-933-1735

There is a monthly newsletter and calendar.

National WW II Memorial

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