Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Post 179



In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. In all the years since, American Legion members have never waivered from this continued service to our country, our community, and our families. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America, and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year; these programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allows the American Legion to make a difference locally and on the state and national levels. It’s who we are and what we do.


Thank you for your visit to our website! Ultimately, we are here to support our fellow veterans, our membership, our community, and our families.  If you, either by yourself, as a relative, or as a friend, seek assistance or want to contact us on behalf of a veteran in need, whether ill or being admitted (or you feel should be) to a medical facility, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Except for severe weather conditions, the Post building via the front door is open every Monday from 10:00 a.m. until noon with executive personnel present. The Club door in the back is open seven days a week from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. or 10.00 p.m., depending upon football games and paying customers justifying continuous operations.


Effective November 2022, J. E. (Ed) Taylor was elected Commander of Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial American Legion Post 179.  If you cannot get a satisfactory response to your particular needs by calling the above number, please feel free to call my personal number at 830.214.3500.  If I do not answer, please leave a message so that I can know the need to do research and how to respond.

Or, you can e-mail me at: cmdr-je-ed-taylor@nbalpost179.us


Contact Trudy Kraft, the Club Manager, for hall rental and calendar availability, or if you might be interested in applying for a bartender position.


Boys State scholarship sponsorship

Elementary through high school student achievement honors recognition

Thanksgiving and Christmas veteran and public meals

Student Halloween event

Charity fundraising projects honoring students

Pre-school children's Christmas party


Post 179 had the honor of hosting the Talbott Brothers on Saturday, 25 February 2023. Hugh (left) was born 13 February 1923 and fought in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. His baby brother, Raymond (green hat) is 96 (born 28 June 1926) and was wounded in combat during WW2. Hugh served as Commander of our Legion Post in 1981-83 and again in 1990-91. What a great day this was to visit with them!


The Talbott Brothers

Ken Schatte took 344 photos, all of which may be viewed in Ken's Google Photo Album.


Community support is needed! Please donate at our food drive during our next general membership meeting on 13 April 2023 at 1900 (7 p.m.) at Post 179. For more information, contact 2nd Vice Commander James Hollon at 830.625.0179.


More events are posted on our Post Events Calendar.


United States Department of Veterans Affairs

  • The VA wants Veterans and survivors to apply now for their PACT Act benefits.
  • Please take an overview of the PACT Act and information on PACT Act scams and how to avoid them. 


List of Post 179 Commanders

Phone: 830.625.0179


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