Middleton Post 39

Mobility Mission News Release


Middleton, ID June, 2016.  A committee has been formed at the United Methodist Church moving forward with becoming the provider for Valley Regional Transit GoRide system.  This system will provide free transportation for seniors, disabled and veterans to appointments, pick up prescriptions, visiting or shopping for residents of Middleton and the surrounding area. 

While the majority of the committee members are members of the church, along with two other members of the community who stepped up and suggested the Mobility Mission name.

David Pederson, Mobility Manager of Valley Regional Transit, has provided much help for the committee.  Members have surveyed other providers of this transportation system in Caldwell, Star, Parma and Fruitland.


Bruce Irving


208 890-3966



Middleton Post 39
PO Box 257
Middleton, ID 83644

The Post was saddened with the passing of Becky O'Meara this past month. Since our founding in 2008, she has been very supportive of our Post. Several members were in attendance at her funeral.

We are sending Braydon Hanson of Middleton and Scott Lake of Star to boys to Boys State which is being held June 5 through 11 at NNU. The participants spend a week forming a mock government. On Friday, they get to sit beside their counterpart at the Capitol.

Saturday, June 11, the Post will be holding a Flag Disposal Ceremony at Middleton Fire Station #2 at Noon. Flags reaching the end of their life may be given to Post members or the Fire Station.

Monday, June 29, the annual Post picnic/meeting will be held at Juniper Ranch south of town at 5:00. If there are triple digit temperatures, as there was last year, then the meeting will be at Sunrise Café.

And on Monday, July 4, The Post will be leading the Middleton Independence Day Parade. The parade theme is Old Glory. At the same time, the Sons of The American Legion Squadron will be leading the Star parade. Should be an interesting day!

Since March 1, the Honor Guard attended 24 funerals conducting Honors ceremonies throughout the valley. In addition, the Color Guard presented the Colors at the Morrison Center for US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors and, later, for University of Phoenix Graduation Ceremony. Picture right.

The Color Guard posted the Colors and sold tickets for the game Middleton American Legion Baseball's opening game. There is a schedule of games available. Admission is free for Legion members wearing their caps.

Post handled security and posted the Colors for Broke Down Bunch Street BBQ. Great BBQ, prizes and raffles with proceeds going to Veterans organizations.

The Post officers for the coming year were installed during the May 23rd meeting. David Freeman is the Commander, Jack Youngs is 1st Vice Commander, David Shively is 2nd Vice Commander and Gordon Dunow is Sgt.-At-Arms. Susan Barnett was appointed as Service Officer, Larre` Robertson as Chaplain, Mike Carpenter as Adjutant, Doug Foote and Arnold Burr as Historian, Ira Smith as Honor Guard Commander and Bruce Irving as Finance Officer and Web Master.

Wayne Foster continues as Sons of The American Legion Squadron Commander, Jack Youngs as 2nd Vice Commander, Bruce Irving as Adjutant and John Foster, assisted by Kevin Bundy, as Historian. The next Squadron meeting will be 10:00 AM July 2 at 24037 Old Middleton Rd.

- Bruce Irving
- birving@americanlegionmiddletonpost39.org
Service Officer
American Legion
Sons of The American Legion
American Legion
Prog Honor Gd
Prog Oratorical
Prog Baseball
Bruce Irving accepts 100% pins from Department Commander Bob Skinner. The awards are for the Commander and Adjutant of the Post achieving 100% of their membership goal.
New District 3 Officers being installed by Department Commander Bob Skinner. Jack Youngs, Matt Wrobel, ? Smith, Dave Tisch, Cecil Wilson & John Wrobel. Jack will actually be installed at the Department Convention in Pocatello in July.
2017 Department membership car