If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion. National Guard and Reservists having been Federally activated (including basic training) during these same war eras also meet the eligibility requirements.

 Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)

Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)


​Mailing Address

Willie B. Hatcher American Legion Post 516

P.O. Box 605

McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: 1 (678) 782-5466


Words from the Commander

Hello, and welcome to our website!

 I am Alton Head, and it is my pleasure to serve as the Commander of American Legion Post 516 in McDonough, Ga.  Our post began in the 1950’s when men returning from World War 2 and Korea wanted a place where they could fellowship and be of continued service to the community.  Since that time Post 516 has been a pillar in the Henry County area.  From our humble beginnings we have been and will continue to be a source of goodwill and assistance to veterans.

 Presently we provide school supplies for area school children, referral services for Veterans, participate in food, clothing, and water drives for communities that have been ravaged by weather events, and one of our proudest accomplishments is helping Veterans in need with repair to their homes.

 Our post has been selected as Post of the Year several times in the past few years, and we continue to strive for excellence in our membership and our responsibility to veterans and the community.

 If you are an honorably discharged veteran, we invite you to consider joining Post 516.

 “We Are Looking For A Few Good Men and Women.”


Commander Alton Head