Honoring the Commitment to those who have Served

To encapsulate our commitment to those who have served and sacrificed for love of country and the American People, we offer this quote from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”It is fitting that the first and greatest Pillar of the American Legion is its founding principle; the care of all who have served this Nation in the Armed Services and their Families.

The American Legion serves by providing a network of support, connecting its members, veterans and family to the services and benefits to which they are entitled.

The Service Officer - Valuable Council

Within the American Legion there is a network of thousands of volunteer Service Officers, specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families.  Whether this consist of working on applications for VA disability benefits, education, employment or other topics; they are compassionate professionals who will help you navigate through the system and answer your questions.  Along with the resources on this site, we highly recommend you contact a Service officer at your Post or servicing your area. 

Dundalk Post 38 Service Officer

Gilbert ‘Gil’ Crosby
American Legion Post 38
3300 Dundalk Ave.
Dundalk, MD 21222
Phone:  410-288-2297

Department of MD Service Officers

Adrian G. Gamboa
Department Service Officer
31 Hopkins Plaza – Rm 1234
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-230-4420
Fax:  410-230-4421

G. Douglas Willey
Department Assistant Service Officer
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-230-4420
Fax:  410-230-4421

Valuable Guides and Information


This guide was compiled by the American Legion to provide you with an overview of some of the programs and benefits to which you may be entitled.  You will want to follow up either with your local Service Officer or directly with the Veterans Administration (VA) for additional information and to answer any specific questions not answered here.

Simply click the download button below and you can view or print the guide from your own computer.

Veteran Employment
Veteran Home Loans
Homeless Veterans
Veteran Burial
Maryland Veterans Affairs
MD National Guard Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Websites

Didn’t find it here, have more questions or need official forms or to apply online, etc.; click here to visit the VA website.

Click here to visit the Veterans Affairs – Maryland Health Care System.