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Post 222 Last Man's Club members hold December meeting

December 26, 2011
  • Shown are veterans who attended the most recent meeting Dec. 6. From left, Donald Grove, Don Forsyth, Ross Cline, Dale Binkley, Dale Hull, Brady Haines, Stew Brennan, Mike Shirk, Carl Hawbaker, Eldon Hawbaker and Carl Robison Jr.
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The premise of the club is to meet yearly for dinner to remember those who have gone to “The Post Everlasting.”

At an appropriate place in the Legion home, a cabinet contains a roster of veterans from World War 1, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Near East, Grenada and Panama. In the same cabinet, there is a bottle of wine which the Last Man of each division will open and drink to remember his departed comrades.

The Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 of Clear Spring has a Last Man’s Club, which started in 1956 with approximately 150 members. This group has met each year since, and two or three members have attended each meeting.

At present, there are 42 members, none of which is from WWI. They have recently opened a new division for Legion members who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, Grenada and Panama.
Veterans of these conflicts can join by contacting Post 222. The initiation fee is $1.

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