Seated (from left) John Bircher National, wife Carol Bircher, John Flener National Suicide prevention officer. Standing (from left) Chris Vedvick National, National Sr Vice Commander Doug Middleton, wife Pat Middleton, Walter Swenson Commander Department of Georgia.

With representatives in Ben Hill, Berrien, Cook, Irwin, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Laneir, Telfair, Tift and Wilcox Counties, Chapter 1000 is in a unique position to help veterans across a broad area of South Georgia. Our Mission is simple:

"To foster an environment of brotherhood and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families." 

​Purple Heart Ball in Valdosta, GA (18 November 2017)

South Georgia, Chapter 1000


est. 2013

​Total Members 48


Matthew Bridges

(229) 569-0915


Mellissa Gschwend

(530) 848-4031

Meeting Place: American Legion Post 13 

1301 Williams St, Valdosta, GA

Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of the Month

Meeting Time: 1800 Hrs (6:00 pm)