April 9, 1865

The Surrender at Appomattox

Lee surrenders to Grant

Bruce Kaiser



David A. Robbins



Operation Wipeout

Dennis J. Becker

American Legion Post 205

Bluffton, South Carolina

'Every day is a new opportunity.'

Savannah Bananas are back!!

Mark your calendars!

Art Ranta was able to obtain 32 tickets with seating behind home plate! the tickets are $40 which includes all you can eat with sodas and water. Will-call opens at 5 with the gates opening at 7 pm. Date is Thursday, August 22, 2024. Contact Art at 843-757-7918. This is a Friends and Family event. These will be going fast!

Information Links

2024Post 205 Charity Golf Tournament

​Post 205 makes a difference to the Veterans and their families by supporting the Charleston Fisher House that provides free lodging and meals to families of Veterans receiving medical care at the VA Hospital. We also make a difference to students of families that receive the scholarships that come from contributions from the Tournament. The Golf Committee thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and contributions. 

Update (4/11/2024) The next meeting of the 2024 Post 205 Charity Golf Committee will be Thursday, April 18,2024. Anyone can attend to satisfy their curiosity or volunteer in some capacity. Again, thank you to all that participated, our donors, our sponsors and most of all, the hard-working committee and the Auxiliary 205 for all they did at last year's Tournament.

Bruce Kaiser, Chairman

​Michael Miranda Co-Chairman

To: Dennis J. Becker Post 205 Officers and Members

From: Paul Reinhard, 1st Vice Commander, Membership Chairman

Subject: 2024 Fiscal Year and Post Dues

The American Legion fiscal year begins each January 1 and ends December. In the past, you have received dues reminders from National Headquarters asking you to send your renewal to National (or Department of SC). 
Please use these reminders to stimulate you to send your2024 dues directly to the Post.
 When you send your dues to the Post, we receive our share ($41) immediately and can use the income to fund our many programs. If you send to National, we do not receive our share for 2-3 months!
Please send your dues in this manner:
Make out your check for $75 to American Legion Post 205. Send you check to: American Legion Post 205, PO Box 2376, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Thank you for your membership!
Paul Reinhard
First Vice Commander, Membership Chairman
American Legion Post 205
Web Site – www. ALPOST205.org

Art Ranta

Event Coordinator

Michael Miranda


Military Birthdays

Army: 14, June 1775

Navy: 13 October 1775

Marines: 10 November 1775

Air Force: 18 September 1947

Coast Guard: 4 August 1790

​Merchant Marines: 15 March 1938

​Space Force: 20 December 2019

​Post 205 Birthday April 2005


  • Congratulations to Terry Mosher, USAF, as the new commander of American Legion Post 205. Please click on the Post Activity page above and click on Post Officers to see the lineup. 
  • The Golf Committee Meeting on April 11th at Crescent Golf Club has been postponed to Thursday, April 18, 2024. It will still be held at the Crescent Golf Clubhouse at 1PM. See below.
  • Please remember to fill out and submit your volunteer form for various events and committees. Also look at the 'WHAT WE DO' link above for ideas. 
  • Savannah Banana  Baseball Tickets, Thursday August 22, Tickets $40. Friends and Family Outing. See Art Ranta below.
  • The next Monthly Members Meeting is Tuesday April 2, 2024 at Crescent Pointe Golf Clubhouse. 1PM Meet and Greet, 2PM Meeting. 
  • The next Officers Meeting is Thursday March 28, 1PM at Crescent Pointe Golf Clubhouse.
  • PAY YOUR DUES!!! UPDATE!! Please see Paul Reinhard's message below for details. 
  • BUY A BRICK!! Memorialize a veteran family member with an inscribed brick to be placed in the Veterans Memorial. Click on the Blue Veterans Memorial button below to bring you to the page with the application form​


Paul Reinhard

1st Vice Commander

Membership Chairman

Town of Bluffton/Post 205

Veterans Memorial

Volunteers are needed to accomplish the goals of Post 205 which are service to veterans and the community. Post 205 has a great reputation in the Bluffton community and one of the premier American Legion Posts in South Carolina. Attached is a link to a sign up sheet for the various programs and events. Please make a New Year's Resolution to get involved. Contact any Officer for help. Thanks.

Michael Miranda, Adjutant


Paul Reinhard

1st Vice Commander

Membership Chairman

Oratorical Scholarship 

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

To: Dennis J. Becker Post 205 Officers and Members

​​The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A Constitutional Speech Contest", is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights, and privileges of American citizenship.

2024 Scholarship prizes are awarded at each level:
Post 205, Bluffton: $100 for first place, $50 for second and $50 for third
Quadrant: $1,000 for first, $500 for second
State Level: $2,500 for first, $1,500 for second and $750 for third and fourth
National Competition: $25,000 for first, $22,500 for second, and $20,000 for third

A contestant must give both their prepared oration and the assigned topic discourse to receive the scholarship.

American Legion Post 205 solicits contestants from Bluffton High School, May River High School, The Cross School, and Hilton Head Christian Academy. The schedule and venue for this 
event is determined by the committee. 

​Proud Member of the

Bluffton Chamber of Commerece

Michael Miranda

Event Commander


To the American Legion Post 205 Membership,                                                                       
“Operation Wipeout” is now two years old, and Post 205 will continue to provide Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) and the Training Depot at Parris Island items that they need. The items needed by the young military families continue to be baby diapers. Our goal has been to provide at least $1,000. worth of diapers of varying sizes on an annual basis. 

Your charitable contribution will go a long way in helping these young military families. We hope to make delivery of the diapers each spring. The “Operation Wipeout” Committee already has a pretty good idea of the diaper sizes the families require so there should be no problems. If we should require assistance regarding the transportation of the many boxes of diapers, we will let you know.

UPDATE (5/24/2022): We have reached our goal of $1000 for Operation Wipeout. Your donations will make a difference to struggling military families at MCAS Beaufort in need of diapers. We will now order the diapers of various sizes for a delivery date of June 24th. We still need your donations to go toward Operation Wipe Out 2023.

UPDATE (6/24/2022): Post 205 Members Dave Robbins, Bruce Kaiser, Courtney Peeples and Bill Cubley delivered 3,268 diapers to MCAS, Beaufort. Another successful program by American Legion Post 205. Please click on the link to the Operation Wipeout page for information and photos.

UPDATE (6/22/2023): We have reached our goal of $1000 for Operation Wipeout. Your donations will make a difference to struggling military families at MCAS Beaufort in need of diapers. We will now order the diapers of various sizes for a delivery date in August. We still need your donations to go toward Operation Wipe Out 2024.

UPDATE (7/22/2023): The diapers that were ordered have arrived and are in a secure location ready to be delivered by Commander Robbins and the Diaper Brigade. We are delivering 4,380 diapers of various sizes to struggling military families in MCAS Beaufort and Parris Island.

UPDATE (7/28/2023): The 'Diaper Brigade' jumped in to action and delivered 4,380 diapers of various sizes  to MCAS. Commander Dave Robbins, Vice Commander Courtney Peeples and Webmaster Bruce Kaiser presented the donation of diapers to struggling military families at MCAS. (Pictures to follow)

David A Robbins, Chairman, Operation Wipeout

Immediate Past Commander
Dennis J. Becker Post 205 - American Legion
P.O. Box 2376 – Bluffton, S.C. 29910

Volunteers Wanted