Kenai resident Thomas Schanrock Sr. was named Commander of the American Legion Department of Alaska Western District at the group's convention earlier this month in Anchorage. Schanrock is a 25-year member of the George H. Plumley Memorial Post #20, in Kenai, and is also involved with the 40 & 8, VFW, Am Vets, the Moose Lodge and the Elks. Austin R. Dias, a member of the post's S.A.L. (Sons of the American Legion), was named its S.A.L. district commander. Austin is a freshman at Kenai Central High Schcool. The American Legion celebrated its 96th anniversary on Tuesday, March. 15.
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