Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Assistant Sheriff Olmsted were welcomed to the American Legion Star Post #309 family
The American Legion Star Post 309 welcomed Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Assistant Sheriff Robert Olmsted at the Hall of Justice in Downtown Los Angeles today, Thursday March 21, 2019.
Sheriff Villanueva said, "I'm proud to be inducted into the American Legion LA Sheriff's Star Post 309. Also inducted was Assistant Sheriff Olmsted, an Army veteran of Vietnam. I applaud the good work that they have been doing to advocate on behalf of the military veterans in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."
The American Legion Star Post 309 is dedicated to the military veterans who have served our Nation with honor and distinction, and active service members who continue to serve. Our legionnaires are active and retired members if the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and family members of the same who are military veterans.
The Veterans Star Post was first founded 1927. Among the founders was Sheriff William I. Traeger next was Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz both military veterans from World War I. Sheriff Peter Pitchess was not a veteran however, he was an instrumental supporter in building the Memorial Wall.
Sheriff Sherman Block was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Los Angeles Sheriff’s Star Post #309. Not since Sherman Block have we had a sitting Sheriff who is a Veteran joining the ranks of Star Post #309.
The mission of the American Legion Los Angeles Sheriff’s Star Post #309 is to advocate on behalf of military veterans, especially those who are members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.