About Orcas Island Post #93
American Legion Post # 93 on Orcas Island was chartered on September 24th 1934 with our first Post Commander E.H. Shelton. Seventy nine years later our current and 50th Post commander is Mel Winsor, a Vietnam era combat veteran who has served in that position multiple times in the past. Our post commander is supported by an executive board and other post members who possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise to those seeking guidance or advise related to veterans’ related issues.
Our American Legion Post was named in honor of World War 1 veteran; PFC Voyle B. Martin who was part of the AEF, (American Expeditionary Force) who was killed in action, (KIA) on the third day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in the Argonne Forrest on September 28, 1918. He was one of 1,019 KIA and 3,916 wounded veterans of the 91st Division, in the offensive that ultimately broke the back of the German army. He is interred at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France with over 14,000 other U.S. servicemen. We keep his memory and that of all other veterans alive here as part of a living memorial to their honored service.