Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156




3rd Vice Commander Ismael Veguilla Cruz (Top Izzy), First Sergeant, US Army (Retired) died on Monday January 1, 2024 and has

mustered with the Post Everlasting.  Top Izzy's obituary can be found here.





On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, nearly 200 Veterans, active duty Marines, friends and family members gathered to pay their final respects to USMCR Col. Lou Schott, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient from the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa 1944/1945. Col. Lou Schott died at the age of 103. Col. Schott was a resident of Howard County, Maryland, and he was an active member of American Legion Post 156, VFW Post 7472, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1084. Lou was buried with high honors at Arlington Cemetery: there was a March-on of the Marine Corps ceremonial detachment to include the riderless horse with empty boots reversed in the stirrups and the Col.'s Mameluke sword in the saddle; and this was followed by a flyover of an Osprey USMC aircraft. Col. Schott's funeral was also attended by the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos del Toro. The ceremony ended with the delivery of the folded flag to his five daughters, a special hand salute from the Marine Corps league, and the singing of all three verses of the Marines Corps Hymn. May Col. Schott's gallantry in combat, love for freedom, and commitment to the United States Marine Corps and his family NEVER BE FORGOTTEN…OORAH!



Images shown are of the September 16, 2023, Annual Harriet Tubman Celebration in Columbia. From Left to Right: Atholton JROTC Color Guard; the AL Post 156 Commander, Andy Wolkstein; the AL Post 300 Historian, George Delaney, and the AL Post 156 PAO, Greg Jolissaint; AL Post 159 Legionnaire Sgt Paul Rivers, USMC; and AL Post 156 Legionairre and MCL Det #1084 Member Bill Swain



Post 156 Slide Show (After selecting, at top of page, click More Options, then Slideshow to start show)


Read about the Howard County 2023 Veterans Day Grand Marshall, former AL Post 156 Commander Ed Hall, in the Business Monthly article found via the following link: 

 Grand Marshal of Howard County Veterans Day Parade is one of its founders - The Business Monthly (bizmonthly.com)




Howard County Fallen Heroes Tribute

To honor Howard County residents who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the Office of Veteran and Military Families is proud to announce the creation of the Fallen Heroes Tribute page. 

We hope that you will use this form by sharing their stories of valor which will be highlighted on a future webpage.  

Fallen Heroes Form