American Legion Post 24 was chartered in 1936 and is named after Roy O. Fourr, who served in Company B, 31st U.S. Infantry during World War One.  Roy O. Fourr was born on April 8, 1889 and died in Vladivostok, Siberia on March 1, 1919, serving his country.

Since there was no post home, Post 24 held its first meeting in the old Cochise County Courthouse building on Toughnut Street, which is now the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.

Jim Giacoma, Brad Smith, Milton Kellar, Cecil Costello and Howard Lindsey Sr., each donated $50 to acquire a post home. Ruth Giacoma donated a building on the north side of Allen Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, which became Post 24's home for the next 49 years. The five men went to the Bank of Bisbee and borrowed the money to complete the transfer of deed to the Post. That building was sold in 1985 when the Post moved to its present location on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.

One year after the inception of our Post, an Auxiliary was formed. Since its inception, Arizona Auxiliary Unit 24 has provided assistance to veterans and their families during war and peace time, has contributed significantly to the community, and has provided support for many endeavors. From providing wreaths and flags for Memorial Day, celebrating holidays, providing programs for local youths such as Girls State and the children's Christmas parties, helping veterans and families in need, and providing support for surviving family members, our Auxiliary has made a positive impact on this community and its residents.

A great debt of gratitude is owed to the Giacoma family and the other founding fathers of Post 24, for it was through their efforts and love of country that the veterans of Tombstone, their families, and those veterans visiting our city have a place to congregate and socialize with their comrades. Because of the Giacoma, Kellar, Costello and Lindey family's dedication, caring, and generosity, the City of Tombstone has and continues to look to the American Legion for help, support and a place for family fun.