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The American Legion Desmond T. Doss Post 257

Serving the Veterans of Collegedale and Ooltewah Tennessee

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Desmond T. Doss Post 257 of Collegedale Tennessee meets the 4th Thursday of each month at:

Greenbriar Cove Community Center

4656 Tuckaway Lane, Ooltewah, TN 37363
(Mailing address: PO Box 257, Collegedale, TN 37315)

Dinner at 6 PM - Meeting at 7 PM

*** Veterans of the Collegedale/Ooltewah

and the surrounding area are invited to join us.***

Next: April 2018 / For information:

Call 423 284 9208


Post 257 monetarily sponsors at least four young men to Boys State each year

(Make sure to look for Commander Dennis Smith at 26:58)




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Post 257  Calendar and Events 

December 16 - Christmas party starting at 6:00pm sponsored by Post 257 Auxiliary. 

Next regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Greenbriar Cove Community Center 6:00pm starting with a catered dinner followed by business session at approximately 7:00pm

Note: Regular meetings for November and December are not held. A post Christmas party sponsored by Post 257 Auxiliary is planned for 6:00pm on December 16 at Greenbriar Cove Community Center. Details will be sent to members via email. 



Post 257 was well represented at the Desmond T Doss commemorative service at Chattanooga National Cemetery on March 23, 2017. 



Some of Post 257 projects:

  • funding for flag maintenance in Veteran's Park
  • funding for repainting M-48 tank and helicopter in  Veteran's Memorial Park
  • construction of flat bed trailer for use in parades
  • placement of trail maps (mapstones) in Veteran's Park
  • aided local veteran in moving from foreclosed home
  • worked with veterans at local assisted living facility
  • Blue Star mothers honored with a special evening
  • Partnering with local troop of Boy Scouts of America
  • Sponsorship of Sea Cadets unit East Hamilton High School
  • Sponsored four Boys State candidates each of last three years