Life after the Marine Corps was not going to be easy for Teri Hlavka. “There was the camaraderie, the friendship, seeing all the Marines at work and after work, and then you get out, and it’s a halt,” she says. “That’s where the Legion comes in. They do a lot for you.”
Kevin Boyd believes an American Legion post’s success depends on building a strong relationship with local government. His work as commander of Post 38 in Fort Myers, Fla., is a testament to that belief.
As commander of The American Legion Department of Colorado, Terri Clinton is eager to reach out to military families – especially through Operation Bear Hug, a program intended to raise awareness of veteran suicide and hopefully reduce its number.