Post Namesake

Heisler-Johnson Post 119 was named for Ralph Heisler and Worth Johnson; Both WWI Army members KIA in France. Ralph E Heisler was born on September 6, 1896 and was killed on July 28, 1918. Ralph was 21 years old when he was killed in action during the battle of Chateau-Thierre. Ralph is buried in  the Oise-Aisne (Waas-Saine) cemetary located in France. Ralph joined the U.S.Army in 1917 and was assigned to a machine gun company, 165th Infantry Regiment.

Worth E Johnson was born on March 23, 1900 and died on October 9, 1918. Worth was 18 years old when he died serving his country. Worth is buried in the Largo Cemetary in Largo Florida. Worth joined the U.S.Army and was assigned to the Florida Bugler 54th Infantry Division.

What Makes this Post Unique

The property was donated during WWII by John S. Taylor Jr. In the 1900's our building was a USO, Band room, Teen club

(Dances), Bakery, Doctors office, Western Union and a post office. Then became American Legion Post 119 in the 1940's.

Effective July 1, 2024, Legion Members’ dues will increase to $50.00. If you receive a notice from National for your due renewals, it may state $40.00. In order for me to process your membership the cost is $50.00. The reason for the increase is that National and Department also have increased the renewals. If I receive your payment of less than correct dues payment, it will be send back to you for the correct amount for me to process.

However, there is another option to renew your membership. You can go online at Florida American Legion (floridalegion.org) to renew for a period of 3 years for $120.00. That is the cost of our current membership dues of $40.00.

Thank you for your understanding on this issue.


Ken Plourde, Adjutant

Post 119


130 1st Avenue Southwest, Largo, Florida 33770, United States

(727) 584-2038

EMAIL: Post119@tampabay.rr.com

alt email: kenplourde@yahoo.com


Mon 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tue 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Wed 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Thu 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fri 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sun 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Canteen is back open!