Gold Star Mother’s Golf Tournament – 23 September 2016

Ashburn American Legion Post 2001 members Richard Ryan and Jim Linn joined with guests Ed Skill and Steve Kreyer to compete in the 2nd Annual Gold Star Mother’s Charity Golf Scramble Tournament at Stonewall GC, Gainesville, Va. on 23 September 2016. The team posted a 10 under score of 62, while the winning team was 15 under at 57. Post 2001 co-sponsored the buffet luncheon, while Post 2001 member Nick Monje was the Co-Tournament Director. The tournament raised 24k towards the Gold Star Mothers Monument to be built at Arlington Cemetery.


Left to Right: Jim Linn, Ed Skill, Steve Kreyer and Richard Ryan

In Memoriam – Post 2001 Commander, Comrade Charlie McKinney


Legionnaires and friends,

The funeral service for our late Commander, Comrade Charlie McKinney, was held on Tuesday, 13 September at 1100 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Herndon, VA. Fr. Tom, a priest at St. Joseph’s and Fr. Jim, one of our Post chaplains and a priest at St Theresa’s, concelebrated. The Post provided two pallbearers who joined with four of the family members to escort the casket. Many Post 2001 Legionnaires, as well as members of other Posts,16th District, and the VFW were in attendance.

The burial was at Union Cemetery in Leesburg on Wednesday, 14 September. Comrade Mark Meier, 16 District Vice Commander and member of Post 10, Manassas, sounded Taps while a US Marine Corps burial detail did the flag honors. The Marine Corps League provided the color guard at both the Mass and the burial.

Charlie’s obituary can be viewed on (

Mrs. Eileen McKinney and family ask that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Legion Post 2001 Charlie McKinney Memorial Fund, which will be used for assisting veterans and their families in need. Donations can be sent in Charlie’s name to American Legion Post 2001, Box 1243, Ashburn, Va.

Cards and letters of condolences to Eileen and family may also be sent to the Post 2001 address.

For God and Country,


Chuck Loomis
First Vice Commander
American Legion
Leonard W. Kidd Memorial Post 2001
Ashburn, Virginia