Post History

 

Alvin Myo Dunn  |  Born April 5, 1923  |  Died: October 20, 1942

Enlisted January 12, 1942

Alvin Myo Dunn was a Sergeant in the 475th Bombardment Squadron, Army Air Corps. He died in a training crash at Barksdale Field, Shreveport, Louisiana. He received a “Citation of Honor from General H. H. “Hap” Arnold. Dunn was still in training when the accident occurred. The 475th was just 3 months away from being deployed to the Pacific. In 1948, the new American Legion post was opened at 321 South Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, CA on land donated by A. M. Dunn, grandfather of Alvin M. Dunn. The post was named in honor of his late grandson.