Stuart G. Luginbuhl Post 72


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Below are photos of Commander Ron Hartman receiving an Award from

Union Township Police Department Lt. Tony Rees for Post 72's

Donation to their Canine Unit . With Commander Ron is 

Rick Gumbert Post 72 Historian and webmaster .

Photos compliments of Jerry Perry of Post 237 .















Stu Luginbuhl Jr. presented Post 72 with his Father's Flag at our Post meeting .


A really special Old American Legion photo given to me by Mr. Jimmie Williams ;








Gene was a United States WWII Army Veteran in the 135th Infantry. While in the Army he received the EAME Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal for World War II. He also received a French Legion of Honor Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel and the Amelia Masonic Lodge #590 F&AM, for 65 years. Gene was President of the American Bowling Congress from 1988-1989. While in the Bowling Congress he was name Kentucky Colonel and got his Piolet license. He was also involved in local and state bowling associations. Gene was a civic minded person, thrifty and a hardworking man with high standards, especially in business. He was an active reader; he was even head of a mystery book club. Feeding the birds, deer and spoiling cats were some of his favorite things to do. He loved outdoor activities, loved to travel and loved sports, especially the Cincinnati sport teams. Gene enjoyed staying active and fit.



Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Friday, November 20, 2015 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 W. Main St. (SR 125), Amelia. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with American Legion service being conducted. Burial will be at Batavia Union Cemetery, Batavia, following the funeral, with military graveside services being conducted by the Southwest Memorial Team.






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 ATTENTION GOLFERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!


                                  League play begins on (to be determined) and goes for 16 weeks.

                                       Play is at Elks Run course. The first Tee Time is 5:00

                    League fees are currently $360 per year (includes golf, cart, and prize monies).

                                       Half is due 4/7/13 and the other half is due 6/17/13.

                                   Also looking for subs.  Anyone interested contact Mike McCann               

                                      @ 513-474-9541      or email to


   OTHER NEWS.............................





                  Union Township auctioneer Don Bates who has been in the business for

                                   60 years, was inducted into the Ohio Auctioneers Association

                                   Hall of Fame during an annual conference, January 16th.

                                                      Read Col. Don's new book :



Be one of the first to own a copy of Colonel Don's New Book

Click on the link below.........................


                               This book is also available at volume discount    

                        for bulk purchase.        For details, please visit      






                     If you would like to order an engraved Pave Stone for an

                              Honorably Discharged Veteran from any Branch of Service,

                              to be placed as part of our new Memorial at Post 72 ,

                              please click on the form below to open a printed .pdf form

                              to place your order.


                             Thank You










                    Did you know that The American Legion is celebrating 96 years of service and

                    WE here at Post 72 are in our 54th year, being Chartered in 1962.



                                              CHAPLAIN’S REQUEST

                    Please forward any and all information you may have regarding the health of our members

                      their Families to our new Chaplain “Rene Blankenship :


                              Chaplain Rene can be reached at (513) 561-4188














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              ALSO : 

             This is a recent exchange Post72 member Jim Missman had with Charlie Zorb. 

              He is a member of our Post     (plays darts on Wednesdays).

              Charlie is in the Air Force Reserves and is currently deployed in Iraq until June, 2011.


              Placing in the Post Bulletin and on our Post72 web site

              to share his emails and addresess with  the membership.


             Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

             Subject: Re: iraq

             Hi Jim,


             Everything is fine here just raining & cold (30s night & 50s in the days).

            The super bowl is showing @ 2am Sunday & they’re letting us have 2 beers.

             I don't see the news very much but i heard you been having some bad weather.

             I can't think of anything we need .


            Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM


            I got to Iraq on Jan 12 & been working 12 to 14hrs day. Everything is

             going good & we most everything we need.


            If any member would like to contact Charlie, below are his

            mailing address and email address :

           Mail:  Sgt Charles Zorb

           332 ELRS/LGRA

          APO- AE09315-9997            Email: 















        A BIG THANK YOU to Don Gerth and Joe Wilmers for working with me on the

         Dedication/Awards Program. I have heard nothing but THANK YOU's, PRAISES,

         LETTERS and TELEPHONE CALLS regarding this program. 



        Congratulations to the LEGIONNAIRE OF THE YEAR - - Vurdis "MIKE"

        BRASHEAR and ALL those who received awards.

        Especially I wish to THANK the MOTHERS of those comrades whom

        WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN who were present and accepted



           Rita Maschmeier for             SP4 ALLEN BOEHM,             

           Kathy Hoelscher for              Lt. Col. JOSEPH HOELSCHER,

            Carolyn Maupin for               Sgt. MATT MAUPIN,

            Teresa Dillinger for              Sgt. TONY WOJCIECHOWSKI                 


             Donna Turner for                   SP4 GREG MISSMAN.


       If you would be willing to chair one of our Legion Programs for the coming year

       please let me know as this is one way to continue to be involved and at the same

       time help your fellow comrades and work within the community.


                       Once again let me remind you that your comments, criticism or ideas are most

                   welcome at the meetings, but aren't worth anything at the bar. 






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Thank You -- Shirley Helton and -- Grace Shannon   and to all

Post 72 Auxiliary members for your support.





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