Welcome to the
McGowan-Johnson post 68

 P.O. Box 19

115 North Niles, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079 United States ​​

2017 - 2018 Legion Officers

Terms run from JUNE 2018-MAY 2019


Commander - James Moore
1st Vice Commander - Mike Seymoure
2nd Vice Commander/Historian - Paul Blake
Finance/Adjutant Officer - Robert C. Adams
Post Service Officer -  Archie Davies
Chaplin - Phyllis Mooney
Sergeant-at-Arms - Thomas Lynn
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms - George Barkovich
Judge Advocate - Ken Walden

Past Commander - Lavern Masten 

American Legion Post 68 Hall Rental

Please contact STEVE HADDAD at (269) 330-3647 for information, pricing, and availability.

OFFICERS 2018-2019



Commander: Hank Bostic

1st Vice: Paul Blake

Adjutant: Chad Rife

Finance: James Alden


Sargent at Arms: 




President: Betsy Peck  (269) 270-9527

Vice President:

Secretary: Sheila Nichols

Finance: Sheila Nichols

Chaplain: Wanda Nolan

Sargent at Arms: Katherine Blake






Raising funds to send packages to our Troops.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, come see us in person!

We would love you to be our guest so stop by any of our weekly events. 

Please feel free to visit us during our Friday night BINGO and/or the Sunday morning breakfast functions at the Post.

American Legion Post 68

P.O. Box 19, 115 North Niles Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079, US

(269) 657-8345


The American Legion meetings are as follows; the EXECUTIVE is on the 1st Thursday of the month and on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month are the MEMBERS meetings held at 7:30 pm.

The Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  

The VFW meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 7:30 pm.

Blue Star Mothers meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

Scholarships and Recognition

Nursing Scholarship

Deadline:   April 15, 2019

Open to all who wish to pursue the medical field.  Must be a high school graduate from an eastern Van Buren County high school or live in eastern Van Buren County

Teacher of the Year

Deadline:    February 2, 2019 

Teacher of the Year 


Firefighter of the Year

Deadline: January 5, 2019 

 Firefighter of the Year 

Law Officer of the Year

 Deadline:  January 5, 2019 

 Law Officer of the Year 

Boys State Application Form

 Open to high school juniors

 Deadline: MAY 1, 2019 

Program dates are TBA, 2019

At Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus

Boys State Information


Student Trooper

Application deadline is May 1, 2019

When:    TBA  2019

Student Trooper Program Information


Additional Information

A E D Fund Raiser

We have a drive on to raise funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) for the Post Hall. These items aren't cheap so we are asking for your help of a donation of any size. This may save a life and wouldn't you feel great knowing you help purchased one for the Post Hall.

​We are as of March 2018 we are just  over the $600 mark toward our purchase of a A.E.D. We like to thank those who have supported us so far in this task and goal for a A.E.D. for the hall. We still have a long way to go to reach a purchase price of $1500.


Congratulations to George Guritz on his trip to Washington D.C. on the Talons Honor Flight. World War II veterans have priority on flights and if room Korean Veterans can go.

The trip is FREE for the Veterans but costs the Guardian $500. If you would like to DONATE to our Talons Flight Guardian Fund you may send it to the above Post 68 address"ATTN: Talons Flight Guardian Fund".  In the MEMO area on your check be sure to enter Talons, Flight Guardian Fund.  Any donation toward this fund is very helpful.

Need help in signing up for a Talon Flight contact Bob Adams. Information required for application is the nearest relative, contact person for emergencies, a list of medications, and a copy of discharge. You can also have a family member go as a guardian. A guardian is a person that will care for you for the day. A wheelchair will be provided if it is necessary.