Argonne Post 56
Located in Sherwood, Oregon, The American Legion Argonne Post 56 received its charter on August 10, 1920. The first Post 56 Commander was Clyde Hedges. The last great battle of WWI gave Argonne Post 56 its name. In the fall of 1918 General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing led the 1st American Army in the fierce, bloody battles at Saint-Mihiel and the Argonne sectors. It was here that young George S. Patton was wounded and was awarded the Verdun Medal, and here that Sergeant Alvin York earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Argonne Post 56 supports many local and Veteran charities including the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Our local schools, several Veteran organizations, and many more.
We host and participate in many events during each year including holiday food baskets, Christmas toys for kids, Annual Horseshoe Tournament, Robin Hood Festival, the Annual Sherwood Cruisin’ (classic car show), and several club events every month. Our outdoor horseshoe pits are almost always available. The club offers a big-screen (8 by 12 feet) to watch sports events, NASCAR races, and more. We are truly an “American Legion Family” Post.