American Legion Wayne Miner Post 149

Leon Jordon, WWI

Political leader and Member of the Missouri General Assembly. First African-American to become a detective in the KCMO police department. County park and U.S. post office named in his honor.

Bruce R. Watkins, WWII

Tuskegee Airman, political leader, one of the two first African-Americans to be elected to KCMO City Council, First African-American to be elected Circuit Court Clerk of Jackson County. State museum and section of US 71 Highway named in his honor.

Ollie Gates

Restauratear, Humanitian, Celebrity. Grew Gates Barbecue into a successful chain.  Former President Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation: Board Chairman Bruce R. Watkins Foundation, Inc: Board of Directors US Bank, Former member of Nelson Atkins Gallery Trustees, City of Fountain Foundation, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a member of the UMKC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. 2021 Indutee Barbeque Hall of Fame. 

Franklin Richardson, Vietnam

Awarded Silver Star. Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri PHA-F&AM. Honorary Post 149 Commander.

All Post 149 Commanders