Sons of the American Legion

Sons of the American Legion

About the Sons of The American Legion

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in SAL.

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The Sons organization is divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. A squadron pairs with a local American Legion post; a squadron’s charter is contingent upon its parent post’s charter. However, squadrons can determine the extent of their services to the community, state and nation. They are permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet their needs, but must remember SAL’s mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Therefore, squadrons’ campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $5 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 250,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $915,688 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.

SAL Officers

CommanderDave Dieckgraeff

POB 1055, Seward, Ak 99664

Phone: 907-362-1831 (C)
Email: mauler@gci.net
1st Vice CommanderDale Toenies

1111 Hess Ave. Fairbanks, Ak 99709

Phone: 907-360-1880
Email: dale@terntech.com
2nd Vice CommanderRolf Aarseth

13216 Old Seward Hwy Apt. 20, Anchorage, Ak 99515

Phone: 907-891-4396
Email: rolfaarseth@gmail.com
Finance OfficerKevin CollierPhone: C: 907-317-8029
Email: kcollier@alaska.net
ChaplainJamie WeeksPhone: 907-539-7143
Email: jdweeks13@gmail.com
HistorianShane Rupe

225 Lilly Drive, Kodiak, Ak 99615

Phone: 509-346-7897
Sgt-At- ArmsChris BedelPhone: 907-347-2173
Email: cbedel94@hotmail.com
Executive CommitteemanNick Kotovich

POB 78, Haines, Ak 99827

Phone: 907-314-0733
Email: tokenaw@yahoo.com
Executive CommitteemanBill Bolling

5878 S. Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, Ak 99901

Executive CommitteemanSterling Estrada
National Executive CommitteemanHoward Fruhwirth Jr.Phone: 907-452-4214-H, 907-590-0314-C
Email: hpfj68@hotmail.com
Alt. National Executive CommitteemanLoren Estrada Sr.Phone: C:907-354-8391, H: 907-376-2962
Email: lorensr1@mtaonline.net