Columbia American Legion Post 581
Honor Guard

 Captain  –  Gary Ruskaup
James Lawlor
James Reeves
Jim Schroeder

Gary Ruskaup
Gary Pettit
Ray Bense
Ray Schaefer
Jim Miller
Lawrence Hanegan
Rob LeBlanc
Jim Reichert
Greg Smith
Dave Conrad
Michael Overschmidt
Hall Hillemeyer
Loren Loerch
Bob Stadler




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.