Columbia American Legion Post 581
Honor Guard

 Captain  –  Alex Catlett
James Lawlor
Calvin Fries
James Reeves
Jim Schroeder
Charles Crowder
Gary Ruskaup
Gary Pettit
Ray Bense
Ray Schaefe
Jim Miller
Lawrence Hanegan
Rob LeBlanc
Jim Reichert
Greg Smith
Dave Conrad


The Honor Guard of Columbia American Legion Post 581 is a dedicated corps of veterans who strive to render honor and dignity to diverse ceremonial functions.  The Honor Guard is the most conspicuous  liaison between American Legion Post 581 and the Columbia, Illinois community.

They serve at many Patriotic Events, Flag Ceremonies, Memorial Services, and will also render Military Honors at local funeral services in Columbia, Dupo, Millstadt and Waterloo. Funeral Honor Guard service should be  coordinated through the local Funeral Director handling your arrangements.