List of Officers

Legion Officers


Commander -  Timothy Shaw

1st Vice - Ak Waterbeck

2nd Vice - Vacant

Financial Officer - Charles Maxson

Adjutant - Suzy Tapp

Historian - Hank Kies

Chaplain - Robert McCulloch

Service Officer - Shelley Kneece

Sergeant of Arms - Gordon Shellaberger

Trustee - Tim Pierce

Trustee - Scott Reier

Trustee - Allen Galvez

Trustee - Vacant

Ladies Auxiliary


President - Roxann Fisher

1st Vice - Deb Allison

2nd Vice - Carolyn Brinkman

Secretary - Ruth Peters

Treasurer - Bobbi Jo Pierce

Chaplain - Nancy Kauffman

Board - Linda Stamm

Board - Stacie Stamm-Cooper

Board -  Brenda Forman

Sons Of Legion


Commander - Larry Crapnell

1st Vice - Tom Smith

2nd Vice - Dean Lafollette

Financial Officer - Bob Vance

Adjutant - Bob Vance

Sergeant of Arms -  Vacant

Chaplain - Mike Vance

Advisor - Jack Albert

Legion Officer Biographies

Post Commander


Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw is a Combat Veteran who served a little over 18 years in the Marine Corps. He retired as a Staff Sergeant. His MOS is 0311/0369  (Infantry). The units that he was assigned to were MCSFTCO-Kings Bay, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, MCSFTCO-Chesapeake, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Corps Recruiting District -RS State College, OSA State College, 1st Battalion 2nd Marines, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Wounded Warrior Battalion East. He did 7 deployments. He has served as 1st Vice Commander, a member of 40/8, and serves on the History Committee, War War II Roll of Honor Committee. He is also a Commissioner on the Logan County Veterans Commission, and a board member on the GySgt Spicer Foundation.

First Vice Commander


Al Waterbeck

Al Waterbeck is a Navy Veteran who served from 1971-1995 (24 years) retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He served in the Administration/Security Fields on Nuclear Submarines and detachments associated with Submarines. After Boot Camp and Submarine School he was assigned 4 years to his 637 Nuclear Submarine, USS Sea Devil (SSN664). 4 years recruiting with 2 years administration and 2 years at MEPS (induction center), 4 years to an affiliate of Naval Sea Systems Command (SMMS Team Kings Bay, Ga), and a 4 year follow-up Naval Sea Systems Command (SMMS Team Honolulu, HI),  4 years to his 2nd 637 Nuclear Submarine USS Sunfish (SSN639). Both Submarines were out of Norfolk with deployments to North Atlantic, Artic Circle, Equator, and Med Sea, Following 16 Years Active Duty he joined the Naval Reserves out of Detroit, MI until his Retirement.

Second Vice Commander



We are currently looking for a 2nd Vice Commander. If you  are interested or want information on the 2nd Vice Commander duties Please contact Tim Shaw or Al Waterbeck 

Financial Officer

Charles Maxson



Suzy Tapp

Suzy is a United States Air Force Veteran. She is a Past Commander of Post 173 and is currently serving as the Adjutant.



Hank Kies

Hank is a United States Navy Veteran that served during the Korean War. He is the Historian for the Post.



Robert McCulloch

Bob is a United States Navy Veteran.He is a Past Commander, 1st Vice Commander, and Vice Commander. He is member of the Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Logan County Honor Honor Guard. Bob is currently Serving as the Chaplain for the Post.

Service Officer


Shelley Kneece

Shelley is a United States Navy Veteran. She is currently serving as the Service Officer for the Post. Shelley is the Veterans Service officer for Logan County.

Sergeant of Arms


Gordon Shellaberger

Gordon is a United States Army Veteran. He was field artillery. He is currently serving as the Sergeant of Arms for the Post.

Head Trustee


Tim "KillBuck" Pierce

Tim is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He was an 0331 Machine Gunner. Tim is a Past Commander, 1st Vice Commander, and 2nd Vice Commander. He is currently the Head Trustee and has been a trustee for the past 2 years. He is also a member of 40/8, Color Guard, Honor Guard, and Logan County Honor Guard. 

1 Year Trustee


Scott Reier


Scott L. Reier is a native of Logan County, Ohio. He retired from the United States Army. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Scott served 8 years of Active Duty. He completed his basic training and A.I.T at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and then was assigned to the duty stations: Fort Lewis, Washington; Bambarg, Germany; Deployed to Bosnia; Fort Drum, New York; deployed to Bosnia. Scott then spent 13 years in the National Guard based out of Piqua, Ohio. He deployed to England; Kuwait. He retired in March of 2013. His awards include: Army Achievement Medal (4), Army Accommodation Medal (2), Overseas Ribbon.  His is a member of the American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173 where he is a Past Commander and is currently serving as a Trustee. He is also in the 40/8, Honor Guard, and History Committee.

3 Year Trustee


Allen Galvez

Allen Galvez Is a United States Marine Corps Veteran that served during the Vietnam War. He is a Past Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, Finance Officer, and Adjutant for Post 173. He is also a member of the 40/8.

2 Year Trustee


Maria Galvez

Maria is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. She is a trustee and a member of the 40/8.