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American Legion Post 77 and Auxiliary Unit 77 - Charter History

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American Legion Houston, Texas Post 77 was first Chartered in 1938 as John Robbins Burkett Post No. 77. In July, 1948, the post was rechartered as The American Legion John R. Burkett-Beverly E. Miller Post 77. The original 1938 Post 77 charter contained the signatures of the following members; J.D. Johnson, E. M. Burkett, M. Seth Kerby, Grady Smith, V. F. Marshall, and Fred Miller.

Captain John Robbins Burkett

John Robbins Burkett was the son of E.M. Burkett and Abbe Burkett (charter members of Post 77 and Unit 77). Captain John R. Burkett, 90th Division, 1st Battalion, 359th Infantry,was a WWI veteran who was killed in action during an operation along the Muese. Click Here to download your free .pdf copy of the book , "The History of the 9th Division" in which the "operation along the Muese" is chronicled. (.pdf file - you must have Adobe Reader to access this file. Download your free copy of Adobe Reader here.)

Beverly E. Miller

Beverly E. Miller was son of Fred Miller (original charter member Post 77) and Ida Miller (pastPresident of Unit 77 and Gold Star Mother). Beverly E. Miller served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, 319th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group. He died in combat on Monday, January 10, 1944 and was memorialized at Florence American Cemetery located in Via Cassia, Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. His name appears on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. as Buried at Sea.

Beverly E. Miller