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Doris Hansel, holding a presented flag, is “beyond excited” to serve in her new role.

Each Post member is expected to uphold the four pillars of the American Legion: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth.

“Becoming the first female in a commander role has been a rough road for me to travel,” Hansel said. “I feel that I have won a small victory. I am still the only female to brave the male barrier that has existed at Post 3 for many years which speaks volumes.”

Friends, family and fellow Post members were present to see Doris get sworn in last month.

“When Doris was nominated, there was little doubt in my mind that she would get elected,” Edwin Tippie, another board member, said. “We are an organization that recognizes and celebrates military service in all its forms. Doris has all of the requirements needed to do a great job.”

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American Legion Post 3 Executive Committee, from left to right: Edward Gates, Roy Carpenter, Doris Hansel, Edwin Tippie, Mack Barnes, Brian Whitten and Wayne Muterspaugh.

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