About us

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s
organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and
sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor,
promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow veterans.

Ours, The Dolon-Jones-Martino Post, is a small American Legion Post located on the East Side of
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

We are one of the many posts founded immediately after the creation of the American Legion in
1919.

A standing rule of the American Legion is that no post may be named after anyone living.

When we finally received our permanent charter in 1922, the post was named
Charles J. Dolon Post 304.

Charles J. Dolon was the first person from Mauch Chunk/East Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania who
gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country during World War I.

Later, during World War II, Robert Lee Jones was added because he was believed to have been
the first person from Mauch Chunk/East Mauch Chunk to be a casualty of that war.

However, a short time later, it was realized that Joe "Cudgie" Martino was the true recipient of that
grim distinction.

For almost 100 years now we have been a part of the community.

Our continuing mission is to honor our fallen comrades, help active duty military, veterans, their
families, and to promote children and youth programs.

Timeline of Events:

(Click on any of the underlined links below to view the document)

Temporary Charter issued September 15th,1919

First Charter, Charles J. Dolon Post issued 1922.

Second Charter, Dolon-Jones Post issued 1947

Third Charter, Dolon-Jones-Martino issued. 1948 to present.

The building we reside in was formerly occupied by the
Onoko Fire Company.

The legion occupied the building for several years before the Post 304 formally took ownership of
the building by
deed from the Borough of East Mauch Chunk on February 24, 1944 for the sum of
$20.


We currently have approximately 275 Active members and approximately 200 Social Members.