About Us

 

 

Who is William M. Randolph?

A native of Austin, Texas, Captain William Millican Randolph attended Texas A&M before entering the Army in 1916. Following pilot training at Kelly Field, he received his wings in 1919. He earned a remarkable record and contributed immeasurably to the progress of aviation during his 9-year flying career . In 1928 he was selected to a committee to recommend a suitable name for the new flying training field the Air Corps planned to build just east of San Antonio. On 17 February 1928, Captain Randolph was killed when his AT-4 crashed on takeoff from Gorman Field, Texas. Seven months later the War Department agreed to name the field after Randolph.

Randolph Field was dedicated June 20, 1930, with an estimated 15,000 people in attendance and a fly-by of 233 planes, possibly the largest assembly of military aircraft in the world.

Captain Randolph is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Click here to read an article about Captain Randolph that was published by the Wingspread in February 2011. (PDF format)

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What Type of Facilities do We Have?

We have two Electronic Dart Boards, a Pool Table, Shuffle Board Table, six TVs, a Non-Smoking Room and a Juke Box for your enjoyment!

(Click on any picture to see a larger version.)

Hall Rental (Capacity: approximately 120 people):  

     Cost is:
$150.00 if you are a member.
$250.00 if not a member.
Plus $50.00 cleaning deposit.
Kitchen rental is $50.00.
Limited RV parking available (no utilities)

 

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Early History

The idea for Post 593 began in 1968 and culminated in a temporary charter being granted on January 22nd, 1969. The first acting Commander was Earl Grover. The first meeting was held at the Universal City Aero Realty office.

In March, 1969, Mrs. Randolph, the widow of the late William M. Randolph, was asked if the post could be named in his memory. Mrs. Randolph agreed.

The early Seventies were trying times for the fledgling Post. Personnel turnover affected every elected position and led to a lack of unit cohesiveness. Financial difficulties were apparent too. Interestingly, membership overall remained good. We were listed as a "Hall of Fame" post in 1971 through 1975 for membership.

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Current History

Our current address was obtained in the early 1980s. Several renovations have occurred through the years. Our lounge/dining area was completed in October, 1999. We are now at over 800 members strong. We still do the barbecues and participate in parades as in years past. Now, we are engaged in many activities including visits to the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, and Bicycles for Kids (our own initiative for needy children and helmets are included).

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Future

We are hopeful that with our recent renovation and the civic activities we support that we will see an increase in membership and do greater things

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American Legion National

Provides leadership and Legion policy for the Departments (States), Districts, and Posts.

You can visit their web site by clicking : www.legion.org

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American Legion Department of Texas

Provides State leadership for the Districts within the State and the Posts.

You can visit their web site by clicking : www.txlegion.org

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 Eligibility to Join The American Legion

If you have served federal active duty in the armed forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)

August24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

June25, 1950 to January31, 1955 (Korean War)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from Dec. 7,1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the US Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Not eligible for Legion membership? You may be eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) or the Auxiliary. Click here for SAL membership requirements or here for Auxiliary membership requirements.

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Join The American Legion

To join William M. Randolph Post 593 you can stop by the post or fill-in the this form, print it out, and mail to us with a check for $31.00 at the following address:

William M. Randolph Post 593
326 West Legion Drive
Converse, TX 78109

You will be notified as soon as your application has been processed.

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