Post #423 Orland, IN

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 423

About the Sons

The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) were founded in 1932 to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. Although SAL has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, it is a program of The American Legion.

Like the other members of the American Legion Family, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Organizational Structure, Leadership & Meetings

The Sons of the American Legion are divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. Each squadron pairs with a local American Legion post and its charter is contingent upon their parent post’s charter. However, squadrons have great flexibility in determining the extent of their services to the community, state and nation.

Each organizational level of SAL (national, detachment and squadron) is led by officers elected annually by its members or representatives of its members. The following individuals serve as the current officers of Squadron 423.

Commander: Andy Mase, 260-668-4210

1st Vice Commander: Donnie Snyder, 260-316-5352

Adjutant: Doc Pfeiffer, 260-316-1115

Finance Officer: Sod Sanders, 260-829-6102

Chaplain: Ryan Welch, 260-316-1497

Sergeant-at-Arms: Aaron Sanders,

Historian: Jim Horstman, 260-668-2575

The Squadron typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at Post 423.

Membership Eligibility Requirements

Membership in the Sons is open to:

1. All male descendants, adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion; and

2. Male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, and December 7, 1941, to date, as set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion; or to

3. Male descendants of veterans who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service.

Many male Legionnaires hold dual membership in SAL and the Legion, because they are descendants of individuals who were members of the American Legion or who met the other criteria outlined above.

If you would like to join Squadron 423, or if you have questions about your eligibility to join, contact Andy Mase at 260-668-4210.