The Arizona American Legion elects the 98th State Department Commander during the American Legion State Convention.
This year marked the 98th year for the annual American Legion State Convention.
Commander, Charles (Danny) Bugh and his wife Stella are Native Phoenician’s, according to a press release. Mr. Bugh graduated from Monroe Elementary School in 1955 and Phoenix Union High School in 1959.
Mr. Bugh enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1958 to 1961 while attending Phoenix College. He later enlistment in the U.S. Army where he served as a Field Radio Repairman and Lineman stationed in Germany with the 504th Signal Battalion and the 50th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was honorably discharged in 1964.
He attended the Arizona State University, Dell E. Webb School of Construction Engineering, his career revolved around various engineer positions in the Middle East and abroad. Mr. Bugh ended his career with the city of Phoenix where he retired in 1982.
In addition, Commander Bugh’s has served the American Legion for four decades, in which he has served at all levels of the American Legion.
He has actively volunteered his time to benefit veterans through various veteran organizations and committees, such as VA Voluntary Service Phoenix Veterans Hospital, Arizona Stand Down program and presently serves on the committee with the Veterans Helping Veterans Organization.
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