Howard Gardner Post 85,  Palestine, Texas
(214) 230-0085

Howard Gardner Post 85 received its temporary charter on October 23, 1919, making it one of the original “pre-convention” chapters. Twenty-one veterans from Anderson County formed that first post.

Plans are underway for a centennial celebration.


Johnnie Vaughn

Vice Commander

Kerrin Bates


Donnella Bates

ExComm Member-at-Large

Henry Kitchens

ExComm Member-at-Large

Dan Dudik

The following positions are currently vacant as we search for qualified volunteers. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, contact us at

Click on the position to learn more about the duties and responsibilities.

Finance Officer

Judge Advocate

Sgt-at Arms


Kerrin Bates

Service Officer

Vernon Denmon


Waldo Brown