Hurst Turner Post 65


Iredell County Veteran Resources

Information in this list is courtesy of American Legion Post 65 (Bob Waters, 2nd Vice), the Post 65 Auxiliary (Barbara Waters, VP) and the DAV (Ken Marsh, Chairman) of Iredell County Veterans Groups

NC Veterans Council:

The North Carolina Veterans Council was founded to serve as the coordinating body of all the veteran organizations, to positively impact the lives of all NC veterans. The Veterans Council supports any organizations whether private, public, or governmental to better the lives of veterans and their families. Its’ membership consists of 16 Veteran Service Organizations. Each organization has one vote on the Council. Some organizations are listed below. For the complete list of the 16, check the “North Carolina Veterans Council” list.

NOTE:  All contact information is subject to change

Iredell County Veterans Council:

The ICVC – Made up of the American Legion: AL-65, AL-66, AL-217, AL-401; Marine Corps League Det.t 1097; Welcome Home Veterans/Richard’s Coffee Shop; DAV-68; Veterans Heart Group; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1107; VFW 12187; American Red Cross; and Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell. Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council (PVAC). POC - Julie Zacholl

Contact Ken Marsh Jr, Chairman, eaglenst@msn.com

Head Office Address: Iredell County Veterans Council, 2446 Salisbury Road, Statesville, NC, 28677

Mailing Address: 132 Bramblewood Drive, Statesville, NC 28625;

Agent Name: Kenneth Marsh, Jr.




American Legion:

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.  Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

If you have served at least one day of active military duty since December 7, 1941, and were honorably discharged or you are still serving active military duty honorably, you are eligible for membership with The American Legion.

National Commander: Vincent J. “Jim” Troiol

Iredell County American Legions:

AL- Post 65, 2446 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, 28677 – 980 362-4948 / Commander – Chuck Harris, harrisc45@gmail.com

AL- Post 66, 1450 N. Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 -  / Commander – Artie Rodriguez, artierod1949@gmail.com

AL Post 113 , 3085 Harmony Hwy, Harmony, NC 28634 /  Commander – Rick Sharpe, harmonypost113@gmail.com

AL- Post 217, 167 Wallace Springs Rd, Statesville, NC 28677 – 704-872-8391 / Commander – Anthony Darty, dartyanthony57@gmail.com

AL Post 401, 304 S. Main St, Troutman, NC 28166 – 980 434-8763 / Commander – Lee McDaniel – Post401americanlegion@gmail.com



Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.   The Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the American Legion veterans.

The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion.  It has nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries.


The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. The Sons of The American Legion is divided into detachments at the state level and squadrons at the local level. Squadrons’ campaigns place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.  This includes all male descendants,’ adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, or any time from December 7, 1941, to date, who served honorably, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, are eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.


In 1993, Chuck "Tramp" Dare and Bill "Polka" Kaledas, commander of American Legion Post 396, shared an idea to start a motorcycle enthusiasts association within the Legion.  Currently, over 110,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 2,000 chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries.  All American Legion Rider groups must be supported by a Post or Department of The American Legion and uphold the principles of The American Legion.  American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans’ homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships.

All members of The American Legion Riders are current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.  Each ALR member establishes and maintains membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law.  ALR programs may allow for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside the member's control.


This list is for the most likely services to be found in Iredell County

For a complete list access the “North Carolina Veterans Council”

DAV (Disabled American Veterans):

September 25, 1920, is considered the birth date of the DAV.  It had existed for several months, but on this date a national caucus was called.  It was attended by about 250 disabled veterans from across the USA.  The DAV is divided into a National Organization, state level Departments, and local Chapters.

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is made up of men and women disabled in our nation’s defense and is dedicated to one single purpose: building better lives for all of our nation’s disabled veterans and their families.   The DAV provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service; provide outreach programs; represent the interests of disabled and deceased veterans and their families before all areas of government - national, state and local; provide a network of state-level departments and local chapters; provide a volunteer structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans.

DAV-68, 218 Bakery Lane, Statesville, NC 28625 – Commander – Ken Marsh Jr, eaglnst@msn.com

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars):

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, formally the “Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States,” is an organization of US war veterans, who, as military service members fought in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign land, waters, or airspace. It was founded in September of 1899 and is headquartered in Kansas City, MO. The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs and services aimed at helping veterans of foreign wars.

VFW Post 2031, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville, NC 28677; – Commander – Terry Dagenhart, tdagenhart1968@gmail.com 704 873-9126

VFW 12187, c/o Richards Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 – Commander – Dennis McCurry, dmccurry01@gmail.com

PVAC – Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council - This group offers free transportation to medical and dental appointments. PVAC also provides food through partnering feeding programs and supports homeless and struggling veterans through community programs and access to resources. Executive Director: Julie Zacholl,  jazacholl@gmail.comPO(704) 664-0473 Box 5921 Stat contact@piedmontvac.org,  PVAC PO Box, 5921 Statesville, NC 28687

Also, check for the following:

Marine Corps League Detachment 1097, PO Box 28166, Troutman, NC 28166 – Commander – Dick Camery, dcamery@bellsouth.net

Richard’s Coffee shop/Welcome Home Veterans -  POC Jim Kiger, papajimk@windstream.net

Veterans Heart Group, 111 Comanche Court, Statesville, NC, 28677 – POC - Robert Phillips, robertphillips62@gmail.com

Vietnam Veterans of America, PO Box 1114, Mooresville, NC 28115 - POC -  Butch Fogg, commander, email – 1949hf3@gmail.com


AUSA – Braxton Bragg (Association of the United States Army)

Fleet Reserve Association (Sea Service)

MOAA (Military Officers Association of America)

Military Order of the Purple Heart

NABVETS (National Association for Black Veterans)

National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. (First African Americans Marines)

NC Department of American EX-POW

NC Elks Association

North Carolina National Guard Association

Reserve Organization of America (Reserve & National Guard)