Post 42 - Marion
Marion Correctional Institution
Marion Correctional Institute
940 Marion-Williamsport Road
Marion, OH 43301
Commander - Calvin Brown
1st Vice - Clayton Gopp
2nd Vice - William Strange
3rd Vice - Jimmie Sams
Adjutant - Jason Settv
Finance Officer - David Aldridge
Judge Advocate - James Ferguson
Provost Marshal - Marcus Bloomfield
Rebecca Bauer - Staff Advisor
Ohio House District 86
Ohio Senate District 26
Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month @ 1300.
AMVETS Post 42 is located inside the Marion Correctional Institution. Post 42 has several programs that are beneficial to incarcerated veterans as well as AMVETS AADA. One of our programs is sewing therapy in which blankets are made out of yard donated from other AMVETS posts in Ohio and are donated to the two Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown. The sewing therapy group also makes teddy bears that are donated to local hospitals and police departments for distribution to children in need. We also have a program titled Facing Yourself. In Facing Yourself the men involved take a look inside themselves to deal with the issues that led them to be incarcerated. We have a veteran resource fair annually where outside agencies and veteran groups can come in and share resources.
Post 42 donated funds in August 2020 to Stockhands Horses for Healing a equine therapy farm in Delaware County who serves veterans and children with disabilities. The funds will go towards the purchase of hay to feed the horses. As a thank you, Post 42's flag will now hang in the riding barn.