THE AMERICAN LEGION

C. Henry Price II Post 246 Betterton MD

Who We Are

C. Henry Price II American Legion Post #246

Our History

Born and raised in Betterton, Maryland, C. Henry Price II, U.S. Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class, gave his life for his country during the battle of Guadalcanal while serving aboard the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52). His ship was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine at 2301 hours on 13 November 1942 with a loss of 700 lives. Those lost included Captain Swenson, five brothers of the Sullivan family, and Machinist Mate 1st Class C. Henry Price II. Our post was formed in C. Henry Price II’s honor to perpetuate his name and to keep alive the American ideals for which he so willingly gave his life. A son he never knew, C. Henry Price III, a former local businessperson, now resides in West Virginia.

The C. Henry Price II Post #246 was granted a temporary charter on 1 July 1949, its permanent charter on 3 June 1951, and was incorporated on 17 August 1960. There were twenty-two charter members, two of which are still living and members of the Post.

The ALA (American Legion Auxiliary) #246 was granted its charter on 12 January 1957. Of its 14 charter members two are still living and members of the unit

The SAL (Sons of the American Legion) Squadron #246 was granted its charter on 24 January 1963.

Did you know that in 2019 alone Post 246 donated over $12,000 to veteran and community non-profit and organizations as well as local families in need? Funds were raised by the Post's activities and donated to organizations like the Perryville VAMC, the local home for disabled veterans, local fire companies, rescue squads, the Kent County High School Band, RiverArts KidSpot, churches, youth sports organizations and others. Due to our limited operations as a result of COVID 19 our donations to community veteran organications and non-profits for 2020 was to just over $8,000.

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