The American Legion

Colonel Billie J. Holmes Memorial Post 331

Thursday, October 6th, Vincent “Jim” Troiola - National Commander of the American Legion, visited our Post. Brownsburg Post 331 was one of the few select Posts for his inaugural visit to Indiana. The National Commander was accompanied by James “Jim” Daube - Department of Indiana Commander, Ed Trice - National Executive Committee and Kenny Cooper - National Executive Committee Alternate Department of Indiana.

 Commander Troiola walked around and met every person in the hall. Representatives from all the families and associated entities were represented and enjoyed a light dinner after the Commander delivered short remarks.  Commander Shelby Hobbs presented a special gift to Commander Troiola, an American Legion die cast Indy race car and lighted pit garage to commemorate his visit.   

 It was a wonderful evening; many stories were shared and great memories made. Commander Troiola closed out the evening with a surprise special presentation showcasing Post 331 Legion membership growth, 103%! Past Commander Rick Harrison was recognized and presented with a unique and special coin.  

 Commander Troiola was elected national commander of the nation’s largest veteran service organization on Sept. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee during The American Legion’s 103rd national convention. His theme as national commander is “V.E.T.S., Veterans, Education, Teamwork and Sponsor.”  

 Thank you to ALL representatives; Post 331 Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), American Legion Riders (ALR), Scouts BSA Troop 303 and 331, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Hendricks County Honor Guard, and Brownsburg Police Chief Joe Grimes.  A very special thank you to our very own – Post 331 World War II Navy Veteran, Doug West.


Shelby Hobbs

First Vice Commander:

Christina DLS Baker

Second Vice Commander:

Dave Stumm


Danny Nelson
Executive Committee Liaisons:

Billy Lee, Larry Shipley
Finance Officer:

Gilbert Hadley


Sgt @ Arms:
Kevin Passwater

Service Officer:

Darryl Begay


Bill Posey, Rick Farber
Rich Culp

Past Commander: 
Rick Harrison

Canteen Manager:
Mark Faulkner

Ashley Enlow

It was a very special night for the Holmes Family. The new name of our post Colonel Bille J. Holmes Memorial Post 331 was named after Dick Holmes father. Photo one Department Adjutant Chad Woodburn, Janice Holmes and Dick Holmes.  Photo two Department Adjutant Chad Woodburn , Tim McCmmack Air Force Veteran, Linda McCmmack, Commander Shelby Hobbs, Janice Holmes and Dick Holmes. Type your paragraph here.

Our families of Colonel Billie J. Holmes Memorial Post 331 were present with awards for achieving 100 % membership for 2022.  Accepting these awards from Commander Hobbs were Past Commander Rick  Harrison for the legionnaire's, President Renee Hobbs for the Auxiliary and Commander Richard Wagoner for the Sons. It was my honor to receive a plaque from Frank Ivancic for winning the American Legion State Golf Tournament ( this is a reward our post has received for several years in a row. Finally I was given the privilege of presenting our very own Legionnaire Bill Rosemeyer with a Korean War Veteran's Hat. Type your paragraph here.

Post 331 Officers