ABOUT THIS POST CHARTER DATE: August 25, 1919
POST NAMESAKE: Nabb-Leslie: Originally named Malvern J. Nabb after an Army Lieutenant killed in action at Chateau Thierry during World War I, and later became hyphenated as Nabb-Leslie in 1948 with the addition of a second namesake as that of PFC Arthur R. Leslie who was killed in action in France during World War II.
FIRST COMMANDER: Dr. Frank E. Sheppard
WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Post 82 currently has over 400 members, and is managed by Legionnaires who volunteer to serve as officers. As a non-partisan non-profit organization all revenue generated beyond that of basic operating expenses trickles back into the community in one way or another. In addition to serving and advocating for veterans, Post 82 also embodies the organizational ethos of devotion to mutual helpfulness and has maintained a high degree of community involvement over the years. For example, Post 82 donated space for the USO during World War II to accommodate service members stationed at the Millville Army Airfield. Post 82 also played a vital role in initiating ambulance services in the City of Millville and laid the groundwork for what ultimately became the Millville Rescue Squad. Post 82 currently supports youth athletics by sponsoring teams in Millville Babe Ruth as well as Millville National Cal Ripken League. Post 82 also facilitates various grants and scholarships at local schools, and hopes to reinstate the High School Oratorical Scholarship Program in the future. Post 82 promotes civic engagement as well by hosting City Commission campaign forums and by sponsoring the American Legion New Jersey Boys State program which actively involves adolescents in the operations and functions of government. Each year several students from Millville Senior High School represent Post 82 via Boys State at Rider University in June. In addition, Post 82 renders color guard services and participates in numerous events and ceremonies ranging from local parades and site dedications to the rendering of honors at the gravesites of military veterans. Each year Post 82 decorates hundreds of gravesites in recognition of Memorial Day. Post 82 has also donated space for the greater good of the community such as affording space to the Millville Community Center and serving as one of several Campus Locations for the purpose of offering recreational and educational activities within the community. Post 82 hopes to continue and expand upon this record of achievement as time goes on.