“Pray one for another” James 5:16

The Texas Chaplains Association Prayer List is available to all members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion Department of Texas and their affiliate organizations. Send Prayer List Requests to Harvey H. Klee at hklee@ctesc.net. Please include the individual’s name, Post, Unit or Squadron and location. Names are removed from the prayer list every six months. Please notify us if you would like to continue one’s name on the list.

Because the public has access to this website, no further information will be posted concerning the individual out of respect for their privacy. Our Lord knows their particular needs and no further information is necessary. Please notify us using the Feedback form when a name should be removed from the list.

More detailed information can be sent to the Department Legion or Auxiliary Chaplain or Detachment Chaplain concerning any member in need of prayer with absolute confidentiality assured.

Please notify us if you would like someone’s name removed from the pray list.

Let Us Pray:

Heavenly Father, we ask that you provide the members of the American Legion Family with the strength and guidance that they need today. Please protect our servicemen and women as they face the trials and tribulations everyday while at war and those stateside. Protect their families who miss them daily. We ask this in your name. Amen. (Submitted byTexas Department Auxiliary Chaplain Margaret Jankowiaki 2009-2010)

Prayer List


Ed Jarvis – 7th District Commander transferred to the Post Everlasting.. May he rest in peace.

Edward Knownslar – Longtime dedicated chaplain with Post 453, Dallas, Texas has been moved into hospice.

Harvey H. Klee. Illness. National Chaplain 2016-2017; Anavicus, Member; Texas State Chaplain (multiple appointments); 4th Division and 21st District Chaplain (multiple appointments); President Texas Chaplains Association; Texas Assistant Chaplain Chapel of Four Chaplains; author, Following the Path and A Chaplain’s Story, Manual and Guide..

Kathy Bigley. Kathy was the sitting American Legion Auxiliary Texas First Division President, past Unit 379 President and has served the Legion Family in many capacities with several posts and at the district level for many years. Kathy was also the Tarrant County Veterans Council VIP Reception coordinator and hostess at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium before the annual county Veterans Day Parade. For several years she has been the volunteer handling all the details and managing the team for this event.

Charles Albert Baker, Past 4th Division Commander, Past 21st District Commander, life member of the DAV and VFW, Member, Bandera Post 157

Charles C. Phillips, Past 20th District Commander


Mary Ellen Guay, Department Past Historian, Member 20 & 4, Echelon 31, Past Post Commander Post 163 Weatherford, Texas transferred to the Post Everlasting.

Billy Rollwitz – Past 21st District Commander; Member, Ballinger Post 8. Transferred to the Post Everlasting. Prayers requested for wife, Sylvia.

Alonzo Hodgson “H” – Member Post 232 Longview,Texas transferred to the Post Everlasting.  Age 92 years 11 months old. Naval Medical Corman assigned to the Marine Corps at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Silver Star recipient and the Purple Heart.

Archie Anderson – Member Post 15 Lindale, Texas. Transferred to the Post Everlasting. Age 72 1/2 years old. Army Viet Nam veteran

Pat Taylor – 3rd District Commander, member Peppy Blount Post 320 Gilmer, Texas. Hospitalized. Request prayers for he and his wife, Elizabeth.

David Hays – District 3 Chaplain; member Peppy Blount Post 320 Gilmore, Texas; Pastor local United Methodist Church; Vietnam War helicopter pilot awarded over 20 citations for his efforts.

Leroy Griffin Post 240 Stephenville. Was active Honor Guard member.  In hospice care.

Bob Masden – Post 10 San Antonio.  Recent Cardio-vascular procedure. Recovering at home.

Bill Moore and Son – Post 45 Somerville. Bill is Past Department Historian. Both injured in accident on their farm.

Belinda Lundstrom – Member Unit 490 South Houston, TX. Wife of Post 490 Commander Johnny Lundstrom. Un-diagnosed illness.

James Watson – Post 140 Commander, Longview, Texas  Surgery Pending.

Donna McCormick – Wife of Post 232 Chaplain Kenneth McCormick , recovering from a fractured hip.

Earl Bostic Montgomery transferred to the Post Ecerlasting. Member Post 232 Longview. WW II & Korean veteran and recipient of the Silver Star and Legion of Merit

Doug Grantham,  Post Commander Winnsboro Post 340. Diagnosed with prostrate cancer..

John Brewer transferred to the Post Everlasting. , 1st Division Commander, Past 3rd District Commander

David Mays, Chaplain 3rd District – various medical issues

Rev. Marv Howland, Past Department Chaplain and one of the originators of the Texas Chaplains Association has been called to the Post Everlasting April 2, 2018. Funeral arrangemenst are currently pending. Expression of sympathy can be sent to his wife, Arlene Howland, at 4788 Walea Drive Orange, Texas 77632

Milton R. Chatham, 2nd Division Commander whose granddaughter was recently placed in hospice care and has now passed away..

Bill Coakely, Commander Post 388 Midlothian, Texas – hospitalized

Shay Kuehner, Department Auxiliary Vice President. Undergoing surgery procedure

The Family of Stewart Hess. Past 1st Vice Commander Audie C. Murphy Post 336 San Antonio, Texas

The Family of James “Jim” Swafford; Lt. S. Gus Alexander Jr. Memorial Post 111, Cedar Hills. Jim was a retired Navy Seabee.

Isia Trussell, Jr. Secretary of State of Texas, member of Unit 163 Weatherford, Texas. Granddaughter of Von Hale Department of Texas Historian.

The Family of Wade King, S.A.L. Squadron 95.. Husband of Joy King. Joy is a member of Unit 95 Huntsville,  7th District, 2nd Division

The Family of Joe Bruce. Post 426 Alvarado, Texas, 6th District, 2nd division

John Palasota – Past 2nd Division Commander; Post 618 Willis, Texas.


Connie Jo Popham – Past Department Sgt-at-Arms and District Commander on the loss of her closest and dearest friend

Rosa Cavazos – Past District Commander. Transferred to the Post Everlasting

Patrick Taylor – 3rd District Commander. General health concerns.

John Hince – Department Commander John Hince on the loss of his brother, Charles.

Woodrow Chambless – Commander 21st District; Commander Post 208, Kerrville on the loss of his son.

Darby Bybee – Past Department Service Officer on the loss of his wife, Jackie Btbee.

Roger Layton – Adjutant, Post 22 Corsicana, Texas on the loss of his son.

Terry Brieden – Wife of Past National Commander John Brieden, scheduled knee surgery

Petra West – Wife of Department Bill West who recently lost her father.

Harold Hicks – Past 4th Division Commander. General health concerns.

Bill Mahon – (additional information pending)

J D Davis – Genera health concerns

Jimmy Sanders – Peppy Blount Post 320, Gilmore, Texas

Bobby Baker – 1st Division Commander

Larry Bethards – Post 222 Hamil, Texas, Texas Chaplains Association Life member.

Rev. Marv Howland – Past Department Chaplain, Vice President Texas Chaplains Association. Prayers also needed for Rev. Howland’s wife, Arlene.

Jim Libscome, Past 15th District Commander

Jim Young, Past Department Commander

Ed Kegley, Past Department Sgt.-at-Arms, Texas Chaplains Association Treasurer and Secretary, Past District and Division Chaplain. Ed is in need of prayer.

Jerry Holsworth, Third District Commander

A.J. Clanan, Past 16th District Commander

Milton H. Gabler – Past 9th District Commander

Mae Turner. Wife of Larry Taylor, 5th District Commander

Neal A. Watt, Member Wiley B. Murray Post 27, San Saba, Texas

Charles Peoples, Past 5th District Commander