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Oren E. Rae, SGM (Ret)


American Legion

Post 101 - Benicia, CA

Oren Rae

Gary Ritchey

Brian Tobin

Pete McMullian

Beverly Mahoney

Don Golden

Larry Pozos

Ed Hefernan


1st Vice Commander

2nd Vice Commander



Service Officer

Sergeant at Arms

Past Commander

Meeting are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1900 hours in the Fiore Board Room





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 veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

In contrast to other veteran’s organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veteran’s rights and quality of life.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


Want to learn more?  Click here for a timeline of Legion History.




The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational.

  1. To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

  2. To maintain law and order;

  3. To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

  4. To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;

  5. To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;

  6. To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

  7. To make right the master of might;

  8. To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

  9. To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;

  10. To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.




  • Become involved in events honoring those who served

  • Meet other Veterans and supporters of the Armed Forces

  • Access to Members Only Lounge

  • Discounted rate for renting the hall

  • Discount on purchases through Dell, Apple, and other vendors*

  • Car Rental discounts through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National*

  • Hotel Discounts with Motel 6 and Wyndham Group

  • Plus much more!  Visit Legion.org/benefits for more information.

*Discount provided by merchant as is subject to change without notice




If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.


  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)

  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)


Please note meeting attendance is not a requirement of membership, however we do encourge all members to attend


Ready to Join?

Step 1: Download and fill out a  Membership Application 

Step 2: Submit the form, your dues, and a copy of your DD214 to the Veterans Hall