American Legion
George St. Dennis Post 140
46411 Timine Way
Pendleton, OR 97801

"Still Serving America" is the Motto of the American Legion. The American Legion is the largest veterans' organization with nearly 3 million members in approximately 15,000 Legion Posts. It is Americans taking care of America. There are many valuable and essential programs.

Legion Programs:
Children & Youth Economics
Membership & Internal Affairs
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Sons of the American Legion
National Security
Foreign Relations
Public Relations

Our local veterans answered the call to serve America in every war and conflict. All veterans of WW2 are known as the Greatest Generation. It was this generation of veterans who formed the American Legion Post 140 in 1945. It is an all Native American organization formed on the Umatilla Reservation. It formed so that Native American veterans would have a voice and representation in American Legion affairs. It began as, and continues to be, a Tribal Veterans organization, but it is open to all veterans.

Membership Eligibility Requirements
Fee: $35.00 per year

Dates of Service


April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918 -- World War I
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 -- World War II

June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 -- Korean War

February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 -- Vietnam War

August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 -- Lebanon/Grenada

December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 -- Operation Just Cause - Panama

*August 2, 1990 - Today -- Gulf War / War on Terrorism

2012-2013 Legion Officers
Commander: Desiree Allen-Cruz
Vice Commander: Michael Minthorn
Sgt. At Arms, Charles Sams III
Financial Officer: Michael Guay
Chaplain: William Burke
Historian: Antone Minthorn
Service Officer: Robert DeRocher

Meeting Dates

* General Membership meeting is every 1st Thursday of the month at the Nixyáawii Governance Center.

Annual Events

March – American Legion Birthday
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Veterans Day Event - November 11

Contact for more information:

Attn: Bob DeRocher, Veteran's Service Coordinator
46411 Timine Way

Pendleton, Or 97801
(541) 429-7310

Internet Websites (Associated Veterans' Matters):

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs:
Disability Compensation information:
Vocational Rehabilitation and Education information:
Veterans Benefits Online Application (VONAPP):
National Center for PTSD information:
Gulf War Illness information:
Agent Orange information:
Women Veterans Healthcare information:
VA Home loan information:
My Healthevet Personal Health Record:

VA Benefits Booklet
Oregon Veterans Benefits
Washington Veterans Benefits
Idaho Veterans Benefits

Burial/Memorial Benefits & Services:
Burial and Memorial Benefits information:
Survivor Benefits information:
Social Security Survivors Benefits
Military Funeral Honors:

Medical Centers:
Walla Walla VA Medical Center:
Portland VA Medical Center:
Spokane VA Medical Center:
Puget Sound VA Medical Center:
Boise VA Medical Center:

Medical Clinics:
La Grande, OR:
Richland, WA:
Yakima, WA:
Lewiston, ID:
Grangeville, ID:

Veterans Centers:

Veterans Organizations:
Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians Vets Committee:
National Native American Veterans Assn:
American Legion:
Disabled American Veterans (DAV):
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA):
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW):

State Veterans Offices:
Oregon Veterans Employment:
Oregon Women Veterans Info:
Washington Veterans Employment:
Washington Women Veterans Info:

County Veterans Services Offices:

Military Records Request:
National Resource Directory:
Health Care Program (TRICARE):
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program: Benefits information:
The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

Miscellaneous Links:
US Senate Veterans Affairs Committee:
US House Veterans Affairs Committee:
US Dept of Labor:
US Dept of Labor Veterans Employment & Training:
Federal Government Jobs:
White Bison American Indian Wellbriety Movement:
An introduction to Veterans resources

Small Business Administration

US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims:


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