We got to talking and as it turned out, he was also a Vietnam veteran and a pilot on top of that. Well, immediately we were friends and we exchanged names and a hand shake and by being in the right place at the right time, I was able to meet and become friends with Tony Workman and his wife Dee. What good fortune that was. Tony and I talked and he informed me that he was the commander of the New Missouri City Post 294 of the American Legion and that I should join so I could meet and be around other veterans that shared the same values as I had. I agreed that it would be nice to meet other veterans that lived in the area and I would come to one of their meetings to see what the organization was like and possibly join. Well, I did go to a meeting and joined the Post and got myself elected as the vice commander. Tony had a lot of confidence in me and we had very similar ideas on what was important to the Post.
I learned a lot from our founder Tony Workman and our Post has made some good progress since I joined because of his guidance. When I was elected Commander, I realized that a lot of what got done at the Post was due to Tony’s and Dee’s individual efforts on behalf of the Post within the community.
I have been a member of the American Legion for about eight years. I am honored to be the Post Commander and promise to do whatever I can to continue the efforts Tony started to assure the Post is an active contributor to our community. I believe in an open door policy - I am always open to any ideas our members have for the Post and hope they will volunteer to help the Post fulfill those ideas to have a positive impact and make a difference for the better in the community and nation we serve.
For God and Country, Larry Faust Commander,
The William “Tony” Workman Post 294,
The American Legion, Department of Texas
Happy New Year! Wow, another successful year for our Post with so many activities and many great new members, thank you Jack Williams ( our Adjutant ). I have been asked to write an article for the Commanders Corner on our fabulous new website, thank you Larry Hord, so let me give you a chronology of how my journey with Post 294 started.
It all started on a Saturday morning while my wife and I were having a garage sale and were standing in our driveway with items we were trying to sell. I think I was wearing my Vietnam helicopter hat that day when up drives a gruff looking man in a red Z71 Chevy pickup with his wife in the front seat. He stopped in front of my driveway and I went over to talk to him to see if I could get him to buy something.
Army Navy Marines Air Force Coast Guard
Missouri City, Texas.