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Marysville American Legion officers installed

From left, American Legion Post 178 Sergeant at Arms Bill Graff, Service Officer Gary Clark, Second Vice Commander Tony Campbell, First Vice Commander Lynn Claughton, Adjutant Autrey Steilling and Commander Ken Cage are installed by Jake Cabuag, Area 1 first vice commander for Department of Washington. Not shown are Jim Sewell, chaplain and immediate past commander, and Ray Patterson, finance officer and immediate past adjutant. - Courtesy photo
From left, American Legion Post 178 Sergeant at Arms Bill Graff, Service Officer Gary Clark, Second Vice Commander Tony Campbell, First Vice Commander Lynn Claughton, Adjutant Autrey Steilling and Commander Ken Cage are installed by Jake Cabuag, Area 1 first vice commander for Department of Washington. Not shown are Jim Sewell, chaplain and immediate past commander, and Ray Patterson, finance officer and immediate past adjutant.
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MARYSVILLE — On June 18, the members of American Legion Post 178 in Marysville conducted their officer installation for 2009. The installing officer was Jake Cabuag, Area 1 first vice commander for Department of Washington.

Installed this year were Bill Graff as sergeant at arms, Gary Clark as service officer, Tony Campbell as second vice commander, Lynn Claughton as first vice commander, Autrey Steilling as adjutant and Ken Cage as commander. Jim Sewell, immediate past commander, was installed as chaplain, and Ray Patterson, immediate past adjutant, was installed as finance officer.

The American Legion was authorized by Congress in 1919, with the purposes of advocating for veterans and promoting Americanism. In Washington, the Legion sponsors Boys State and Girls State, which stress the American political process and promote good citizenship.

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