Welcome to

George D. Montgomery

Post 17

Located at 315 Liberty Avenue in DuBois, PA, the iconic log cabin facade of the building is instantly recognizable.Our post offers a bar and lounge for members and guests, dining hours and a meeting room.  Our Legion family includes have an active Squadron of the Sons of the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and a Legions Riders group.  We cordially invite all Legion members and their guests to stop in and visit, we love the company.  Check back often for upcoming specials and events.


Kent Shick

Post Commander


"For God and country"
SAL

Lt. George D Montgomery

"These are not soldiers, these are iron men", were the words General "Blackjack" Pershing used when describing the all volunteer division from Pennsylvania known as the 28th Division, or the Keystone Division.  After that fameous comment, they were henceforth know as the Iron Man Division.  It is after one of those iron men that out post is named.  Lt. George D. Montgomery grew up in Dubois, and played football and basketball for the DuBois High School.  In France on August 27, 1918, he was killed in action.  He was part of a group of 230 Iron Men defending the recently captured town of Fisemette.  During a massive German counter offensive, over a thousand German storm troopers attacked from both flanks, while simutaneously a German flame thrower division came through the center of the town  The bridge crossing the Versle River to their rear was cut off by German machine gunners making it a killing zone.  When it was all over, 200 of the force of 230 men were killed, wounded or captured.  Losing his life in this battle, Lt Montgomery became the first officer from our area killed in WW1, and the DuBois American Legion honored him by naming the post after him.