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Department, of, Michigan

3rd District Association

                                                       Newly Elected 3rd District Officers, 2018-2019

The 3rd District website will provide resource information on Posts, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), and American Legion Riders. If a Post in our 3rd District has a website, we will include links to it in order for members to see what is going on in their area. Take a few minutes to check it out, and encourage a friend or relative who may be a veteran, to join a Post in their community.

District 3 is comprised of 22 active Posts in 5 counties in Southwest Michigan. They include; 

Post No. 36, Post No. 42, Post No. 48, Post No. 52, Post No. 53, Post No. 54, Post No. 55, Post No. 79

Post No. 118, Post No. 156, Post No. 157, Post No. 195, Post No. 196

Post No. 207, Post No. 222, Post No. 257, Post No. 259, Post No. Post No. 280, Post No. 298

Post No. 360, Post No. 465, & Post No. 475.



The following are the newly elected/appointed 3rd District Officers for 2019-2020 (Election held on May 5, 2019):

CommanderDuane Miller (Grand Ledge Post 48) Tel- 517.256.0298- Email- duane,
Sr.Vice-Commander: Brian Mohlman, (Battle Creek Post 257) Tel- 269.579.6458,
Jr. Vice-Commander: Sonja Patrick (Battle Creek Post No. 298) Tel-517.231.1818 cell - Email- 
AdjutantJames Jennings (Albion Post No. 55) Tel-269-789-0007,
Finance OfficerDave Riley (Battle Creek Post No. 298) Tel- 269.721.3826- Email-
Chaplain: Bob Berger (Reading, Post No. 360) Tel- (Cell) 269.832.0652, Email-
Sergeant-at-ArmsDanny Osborne (Grand Ledge Post 48) Tel- 517.927.9710- Email- 
Judge AdvocateClifford Rose (Climax-Scotts Post No. 465)- 1050 H Drive South, East Leroy, Michigan 49051- Tel- 269.979.3612
Service Officer: Gerald (Jerry) Schmidt, (Climax-Scotts Post No. 465) Tel- 269.425.5854- Email- 
Web Administrator: Sonja Patrick (Battle Creek Post No. 298) Tel-517.231.1818 cell - Email- 

Branch County Commander-  Ralph Gottschalk (Union City Post 196) Tel- 269.251.9243

Calhoun County Commander- Mike Yost, (Albion Post 55) Tel- 517.990.2325- Email-

Eaton County Commander- Ron Petty, (Bellevue Post 280) Tel- (Cell) 269.763-3283

Hillsdale County Commander- Sid Michael (Leighr A. Wright) Post 53 Hillsdale Tel-517-437-7387

Kalamazoo County Commander-Jim Saur (Joseph B. Westnedge) Kalamazoo Post 36

Zone 2 Commander (2018-2019 term): Bob Berger (Reading, Post No. 360) Tel- (Cell) 269.832-0652, Email-, (Serving the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th District) 

3rd District Facebook Page: Michigan Legion District 3


2017-2018 - Past District Commander- Danny Osborne (Grand Ledge Post 48)

2015-2017- Past District Commander- Bob Berger, (Augusta Post 257)   

2013-2015- Past District Commander- Jim Saur, (Kalamazoo Post 36)   

2011-2013- Past District Commander- Jim Carlin, (Battle Creek Post 298, Quincy Post 157)

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