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Jan 18, 2011 11:19 AM by The Associated Press

Shreveport Getting a New American Legion Post

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport is getting a new American Legion post.

Post 450 will serve Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood. Billy Johnson, the national membership director of the American Legion, visited Shreveport on Monday to activate the new unit. He praised the work of locals who helped bring the veterans' group to the neighborhood.

According to The Times of Shreveport, Post 450 will replace a former area post, Jones-Hollingsworth Post 525. That post formed in 1966 but became inactive about a decade ago.

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