Members Profiles

Bill Seaton

Bill Seaton, 77, has been a member of American Legion Post 164 for 5 years. His wife Sandra is a Charter Member and the Chaplain for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164.

Bill grew up on a small farm in Mount Vernon, Missouri, between Springfield and Joplin. Bill joined the U.S. Army in 1958 at 18, originally planning to stay in for 3 years. Bill and Sandra got married in 1961 after dating for 5 months. With his wife’s okay, he decided to make the Army a career.

In the United States, Bill served at Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Eustis and Fort Wayne. Overseas, he was in Germany, Iceland, Antarctica and Korea. Bill worked in food service as a cook and in transportation making tractor suspensions. After 20 years and 27 days he retired in 1978 as a sergeant first class.

At age 60, Bill came down with a neuromuscular disease known as myasthenia gravis. He is also on dialysis due to loss of both kidneys.

Bill and Sandra celebrated 56 years of marriage on Aug. 5, 2017. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way.

Jim Foland

A thousand hours for Jim Foland
Jim Foland, Post 164’s service officer, recently received an award from the Department of Veterans Affairs for volunteering a thousand hours in Katy during the past four years.

Jim is one of several volunteers in Voluntary Service at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic at 750 Westgreen Blvd. He does photocopying and collating of documents and passes out booklets and magazines. He also prints out labels and verifies names for laboratory requests. He says anywhere from 50 to 65 veterans show up in the mornings in the early part of each week. Most are veterans of Korea and Vietnam, but some are veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jim, 74, served almost 22 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and eight years in the reserves before retiring in 1990.

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