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American Legion



"The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines."


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Carl Lippman Scrapbook

Identifier: P0982
Scope and Contents The Carl Lippman Scrapbook documents Lippman’s service with the 153rd Infantry and QMC Labor Company 5 during World War I and his active involvement with veterans’ organizations after the war.Snapshots taken during the war show Lippman and his fellow soldiers, as well as the cities, villages, and battlefields of Europe. The scrapbook also includes documents such as draft registration cards, a form letting the recipient know that the soldier’s ship arrived safely overseas, a troop...
Dates: ca. 1890-ca. 1965; Majority of material found within 1918-ca. 1965