Eddie Asberry Jr., of Powder Springs, Ga., was elected the 101st Department (State) Commander of the Georgia American Legion on June 29, at its Annual Convention in Valdosta, Ga. The American Legion is the largest Veterans Service Organization (VSO) with more than 38,000 members in Georgia and nearly 2 million members worldwide. Asberry is a member of Paul E. Kelly Jr, Post 296. Marietta.
Ashberry has led at the Post and District levels and has been a 100 percent commander in all areas. He supports veterans, families, and the community. Asberry is a proven leader with business vision and the ability to bring people together. His goal is to support and grow the four pillars of the American Legion: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth (Boys State, Oratorical, Law Cadet Program).
With more than 24 years of continuous service, Asberry is a PUFL (Paid Up for Life) member of the American Legion. He is a Vietnam era veteran with 28 years of military service in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). His Military Awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with three campaign stars and more.
His wife Nadine is a Legion member and a U.S. Air Force veteran. They have six children and 14 grandchildren.