American Legion Reynoldsburg Post 798 12th District Council Department of Ohio
                                                  American Legion                                                 Reynoldsburg Post 798                                                  12th District Council                                                  Department of Ohio

About Us

The American Legion's Ohio Reynoldsburg Post 798 is a small but growing post, located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Columbus. Current quota is 69 members.

 

The post meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at the Eagles Club located at 1623 Brice Road in Reynoldsburg (a block north of Rosehill Ave). All American Legion members are invited to come, and we strongly encouraged Reynoldsburg post members to be a part of the meeting. Just buzz at the front door, and proudly tell them that you are there for the American Legion meeting.

 

And of course, you may stay with us afterwards to socialize in their canteen.

 

BRIEF HISTORY

Over the last 100 years, the Franklin County Council and then its successor, the 12th District Council had tried several times to establish an American Legion post in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The first such recorded attempt was at the Franklin County Council meeting of April 16, 1927. Then in November 26, 1974, the 12th District Council tried again to make a Reynoldsburg post a reality. However, plans for the Reynoldsburg post fell through, and it was not until late 2001 that the post came into being, along with its new sister post, Gahanna Post 797. The post’s charter was later issued and dated June 9, 2003. The first post commander was James Weatherly. Initially, this post was made up of Legionnaires who worked at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC) off East Broad Street, and their meetings were held there on the supply base. When this was pointed out as being improper (American Legion posts cannot be located on federal property), it was decided to relocate the meetings to the City of Reynoldsburg. The post name was changed at that time.
 
Starting in April of 2014, Post 798, which had been holding its monthly meetings at the new Truro Township Fire Department at the corner of Brice Road and Livingston Avenue, made a critical decision to change locations. The post, in an agreement with the F.O.E. Eagles #3261 on 1623 Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg Brice Road, started having meetings there. The post’s most notable member is Navy veteran Robert McPherson, who for 20 years served as mayor for the City of Reynoldsburg.

 

In mid-September, 2014, retired airborne veteran Tim Dunn, who had served admirably as the post commander for several years, sustained a severe injury from an accident in his garage and died from complications September 23, 2014. IVC Margaritis (who also served as the 12th District Council Past District Commander, 2011-2012) took over as post commander and currently remains so.

 

The post's current Finance Officer, George Mussi Jr., has also been a city service director of the decades, one time for Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart, and then for Reynoldsburg Mayor Robert McPherson. He is also currently the 12th District Council commander.

The American Legion

Reynoldsburg Post 798

P.O. Box 58

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Post Commander

Pete Margaritis

pmargaritis@columbus.rr.com

NEXT MEETING

The next regularly scheduled post meeting (2nd Thursday each month) will be on Thursday, May 9th, at 1900 hrs. The meeting location will be as normal at the Eagles Club, 1623 Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH,
(614) 861-9073.

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