Mailing Address: American Legion Post 838
Post Office #61793
Irvine, CA 92602-9998
Colonel Bill Barber
American Legion Post 838 District 29, Irvine, California
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Until we are able to secure a permanent meeting location after all pandemic related restrictions are lifted, our post meeting location will be at Knowlwood Restaurant (14952 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine) off Sand Canyon and I-5.
14952 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
If you’re an eligible veteran or American Legion member-at-large and would like to join our post, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting The American Legion Post 838, we look forward to serving you.
Despite the extreme cold weather conditions and a bullet wound to the leg, Barber refused evacuation and an order for his company to withdraw from their mountain pass defensive position which was surrounded.
Barber, aware that leaving would cause 8,000 Marines of his division to be trapped in North Korea, held on to the position with his men, killing over 1,000 enemy troops; only 82 of his men were able to walk away after eventually being relieved.