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American Legion Post 196 undergoes leadership transition

Post hopes to increase presence throughout the community


Al Stover

Matthew D. Jackson, commander for the Errol L. English American Legion Post 196, holds the post's charter, which was adopted in 1969.

Medical Lake's Errol L. English American Legion Post 196 is on the verge of revitalization.

Matthew D. Jackson was voted the commander for Post 196 back in May. He, his vice commander, Phoenix Hanks, and the rest of the post are attempting to get more involved in the community.

Jackson, a retired veteran who works as a veteran's service officer for the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs, has been a member of the post - along with Hanks - for the last three years.

Jackson said Post 196, which formed under a temporary charter in 1966 and adopted an official charter back in 1969,...

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