American Legion Post 263 installs officers, legionnaires

Published 7:42 pm Friday, June 29, 2018

From American Legion Post 263


Henry Reeves American Legion Post 263 held its annual installation ceremony conducted by Adjutant Matthew Reddick in the absence of Commander Clarence Johnson, along with a Community Fellowship on June 23. New officers and legionnaires pledged their allegiance and took the oath of office during the event, which took place at Post 263, on Cherry Run Road.

The elected officers are Post Commander Jerry Cobb, Adjutant Jeffrey Egerton, Assistant Adjutant Matthew Reddick, Sergeant of Arms Walter Marvin Corey, and Chaplain James Smallwood.

Commander Jerry Cobb briefly spoke following the installation. He expressed how thankful he was to have been given the opportunity to serve for the next year, and that he is looking forward to continuing to moving the post forward in a positive direction.

With the excitement of his appointment and a fresh start, Commander Cobb realizes one year is not long enough for the post to accomplish all of the goals he perceives, for moving the post forward. However, he expressed his eagerness and willingness to get started.