Post 43 Breaking News
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... A Special Thank You to Ron Anderson and Peter Creamer for their service on the Board of Trustees.  Ron is moving to Paso Robles and Peter will be moving as well.  They will both be withdrawing as ...
First Vice Commander By ... When I first started the Post’s Facebook page way back in August of 2009, social media had just come into its own. Now almost five years later I’m happy to report American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood, ...
Second Vice Commander by ... April is Children & Youth Month. Did you know that the American Legion has been actively involved with children’s issues since it first began in 1919? In many instances, the Legion has been the ...
CHAPLAIN’s CORNER By ... On the eve of the Civil War the military chaplaincy was probably at its lowest point, both militarily and ecclesiastically.  However, by the end of the Civil War the military chaplaincy had developed ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... To all members, please note the V.A. will be send out new cards as of April 2014. It will be three months before all get their card. Some important date to check: Apr. 11th - Persian Gulf War ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... APRIL is CHILDREN AND YOUTH MONTH -  Every Auxiliary Unit is expected to carry out or cooperate in at least one Children and Youth project.  On Saturday, April 12 2014, 4 – 8 pm Hollywood Auxiliary ...
Sons Of the Legion Hollywood Squadron 43 Sons of the American Legion held its first successful New Orleans Style "Get Down" on Sunday, March 9 featuring crawfish, gumbo and red beans and rice with live music provided ...
Post News E-mail From: Matthew Stroup, American Legion Spirit of Service Award Recipient & Photographer for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah in  Afghanistan To: Scott Gallagher, Post 43 Member ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!   Pamela Scott ARMY Christopher Landavazo USN Jonathan Mansk USMC Y'Dhanna Daniels ARMY Dylan ...
POST MUSEUM The Post Museum is open on meeting days from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  
POST EVERLASTING Please let us know promptly about any members passing.  
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is currently open on Friday evenings from 7pm – 1am. Members are allowed two guests, but members must be here with their guests at all times.  We have a pool table, television, free ...
APRIL BIRTHDAYS Ron Anderson David Austin Johnnie Boyd Roland Cinciarelli John Coia Mike Crawford Peter ...
Chef's Menu Apr 7 – Fish Fry – Chef’s Special Icelandic Cod, Sole-Slaw, Steak fries, Buttered Corn and Cantaloupe Apr 21 – Grilled Sea Bass with Dill sauce Green Peas, and Fresh Fruit  
Post 43 Meeting Schedule Apr 7 – Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm. Apr 14 – Executive Meeting at 6 pm Apr 21 – Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm. Voiture 47 – Hollywood Post 43 Friday, April ...

What's Inside Post 43

Hollywood Post 43, 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3296

Hollywood Post 43 ClubhouseSince 1919 Post 43 has been composed of Hollywood’s finest professionals in the Entertainment industry. Here you’ll find your next star and the crew members to help get them there. Check out our members’ pages and discover the wealth of talent and experience this post has to offer. Our Clubhouse has been a landmark on Highland Avenue since 1928 and our halls are where many of Hollywood’s best and brightest have gathered.

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Member News and Information

  • West los angeles Veterans administration destroyed medical records

    Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) destroyed veterans’ medical files in a systematic attempt to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former VA employee told The Daily Caller.

    Audio of an internal VA meeting obtained by TheDC confirms that VA officials in Los Angeles intentionally canceled backlogged patient exam requests.

    “The committee was called System Redesign and the purpose of the meeting was to figure out ways to correct the department’s efficiency. And one of the issues at the time was the backlog,” Oliver Mitchell, a Marine veteran and former patient services assistant in the VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center, told TheDC. 

    “We just didn’t have the resources to conduct all of those exams. Basically we would get about 3,000 requests a month for [medical] exams, but in a 30-day period we only had the resources to do about 800. That rolls over to the next month and creates a backlog,” Mitchell said. ”It’s a numbers thing. The waiting list counts against the hospitals efficiency. The longer the veteran waits for an exam that counts against the hospital as far as productivity is concerned.”

    By 2008, some patients were “waiting six to nine months for an exam” and VA “didn’t know how to address the issue,” Mitchell said.

    VA Greater Los Angeles Radiology department chief Dr. Suzie El-Saden initiated an “ongoing discussion in the department” to cancel exam requests and destroy veterans’ medical files so that no record of the exam requests would exist, thus reducing the backlog, Mitchell said.

    Audio from a November 2008 meeting obtained by TheDC depicts VA Greater Los Angeles officials plotting to cancel backlogged exam requests.

    “I’m still canceling orders from 2001,” said a male official in the meeting 

    “Anything over a year old should be canceled,” replied a female official.

    “Canceled or scheduled?” asked the male official.

    “Canceled. … Your backlog should start at April ’07,” the female official replied, later adding, ”a lot of those patients either had their studies somewhere else, had their surgery … died, don’t live in the state. … It’s ridiculous.” 

  • Shirley Temple Passes


    Shirley Temple

    Hollywood Post 43 Honorary Colonel Shirley Temple
    Passes on to Post Everlasting

  • Miliza Milo

    Miliza Milo

    I met Miliza in 1981.  She was an actress in our Company.  She wasn’t the best looking.  She wasn’t the most talented.  But she was a scrapper.  Miliza was the epitome of the John Wooden principle of “knowing what you wanted and being willing to pay the price.  For 30 years she has been a member here.  She never flinched when they told her to shut up at meetings about budgets and where the money was.  She knew she was right and didn’t care that the old guard in those days called her a bitch behind her back.  She worked for membership and the Legion always. 

  • Post 43 Documentary Trailer

    Hollywood Post 43 has been a part of the Hollywood community since 1919. Our history is one that needs to be told. This clip is just a few of our current members sharing about our Post. We will be adding more clips until we have the film ready for release. Thank you for watching and supporting our veterans.


  • This Is Your Father's Legion

Dept of Vet Affairs

VA News Releases

News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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member spotlight

  • Jimmy Weldon

    Webster the Duck and Jimmy Weldon

    Jimmy Weldon &

    Webster Webfoot Story

    Born James Weldon on December 23, 1923 in Dale, Texas, Weldon began his career as a disc jockey at KWCO in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1946, remaining there for four years. He made his television debut in 1950, as "Uncle" Jimmy (himself) and the voice of the duck puppet, Webster Webfoot on The Webster Webfoot Show, produced locally by Dallas station WFAA-TV.


History of the American Legion

Post 43 Media

Hall Rentals

Hall has 55 ft ceiling!The Hollywood American Legion Hall is a wonderful mid-size venue, with classic art deco architecture mixed with an historic military motif. The stage in the hall is small and intimate and the general admission set up allows you to be as close as you want to the action. This is a great venue to see your favorite artists up close and personal. The Hall has a rich heritage as an American Legion Post, but also has been a favorite haunt of local artists and politicians. Humphrey Bogart was often seen (and heard!) in the basement bar, and many films and television commercials are filmed here. The small and intimate atmosphere of this venue makes this a great place to enjoy a show. There is a collection of military memorabilia to peruse while you enjoy a drink in the foyer, and don't forget to slip downstairs to the bar for a roaring 20's style club. Learn More...

Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion


We Associate Ourselves for the Following Purposes:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.