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Val Likens Award Nominations

Valore (Val) Likens, distinguished himself as the Department Service Officer for ‘many years,’ according to sources within the Iowa Legion. Upon news of his retirement in 1985, Iowa Veterans Home Deputy Director Al McNaughton, recommended an award be named after Likens, as a reminder of all the good that service officers do for the veterans of Iowa. The Department Executive Committee officially passed the motion in July 1986.

Val Likens Nomination Form for the Val Likens Award are mailed annually to each Iowa American Legion Post Adjutant.

Please return the completed application by January 30, in time for judging at Mid-Winter Conference. Send nominations to:

            Iowa American Legion Service Office

            Federal Building, Room 561

            210 Walnut St.

            Des Moines, IA  50309


Department Service Office

The American Legion of Iowa Phone: 515-323-7532
Room 561 - Federal Building   800-944-2039
210 Walnut Street Fax: 515-323-7401
Des Moines, IA  50309    

Department Service Office Staff

Department Service Officer Gary Carter
Claims Representative Gary Golson (Iowa City VAMC)
Claims Representative James Cade
Claims Representative Richard Anderson
Claims Representative Alan Horn
Claims Representative John Alberhasky
Claims Representative Heather Dillwood

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