Smith-Bryant Post 572

Post Officers 2021-2022


Jeffery A. Meurer

US ARMY (ret)
31-year veteran
CSM E-9 @ retirement 
Home Town San Angelo TX
Past Commander Legion Post 379 Bedford TX
Past District Service officer District 12
Past Department parade chairman 
Current Commander Post 572 San Angelo TX
Vice Commander
Jim Cox
USAF 1959-1980
MSgt Retired
Home Town: Scott Depot, West Virginia
Past Post Commander
Current Vice Commander, Post 572, San Angelo, TX
Carl Frentz
MSgt Retired
325 617-2572
Hometown: San Francisco CA
Past Commander Post 572
Current Adjutant Post 572
Finance Officer
Kyle Mantel
    MSgt (USAF-Ret), 1979-2001
    Hometown:  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Post 572 Financial Officer
Service Officer

Jim Stansbury
US Navy Retired
1976-1980 USMC;  1982-1998 USN
Chief Petty Officer
Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service Representative
West Texas VA Health Care System
American Legion Member 5 years
Post Service Officer 4 years
Judge Advocate

Garland Freeze
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RIP 1940-2022
Communications Analyst

US Air Force 1958-1973
US Army 1973-1983
CWO3 at retirement‚Äč
Home Town San Angelo TX via Columbus Ohio
Vietnam Veteran
Member Since 2003
Past Post 572 Finance Officer

Sergeant at Arms
Ralph Mathews
USMC 1955-1976
GySgt E-7
Home town - San Angelo, Texas
Vietnam Veteran
28 Years - American Legion Member 
Current Post 572 Sergeant at Arms
Members at Large
Rana Krussow
USAF 1981-1988
Wisconsin Air National Guard 1988-1994
Technical Sergeant 
334 306-0588 
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO
Larry Miller
Major Retired
Robert Mistishen
US Navy * 1963-1983 
CTI1 Retired
Home Town: Bangor, PA
Now living in Glendale, Arizona
American Legion Member 28 years

Tom Nurre

US Air Force * 1961-1994 
CMSgt Retired - 325 450-4476
Home Town: Bancroft, Iowa
Member Since 2016
Website Hub Master 2021-


Solon Page
Post Chaplain



Article V of the Smith-Bryant Post 572 Constitution Updated in 2021 reads as follows: 


Section 1.  The administrative affairs of this Post of the American Legion shall, except as may be otherwise provided by the By-Laws, be under the supervision of a Post Executive Committee, which shall consist of at least (3) members in addition to the Officers of the Post.  The term of office of members of the Post Executive Committee shall be for one (1) year.  This Post, by its By-Laws, may provide for such other standing committees as the business of the organization may require.

Section 2.  The officers of the Post shall be a Commander, a Vice Commander, an Adjutant, a Finance Officer, a Judge Advocate, a Chaplain, a Sergeant At Arms, a Service Officer, a Post Historian, and such officers as may be deemed necessary to satisfy the Post Objectives.

Section 3.  A nominating committee shall be appointed by the Post Executive Committee, who shall report their nominations to the regular monthly meeting next preceding the annual election of officers.  Nominations may also be made from the floor at such meetings, and again at the meeting for the annual election.

Section 4.  All Officers and Executive Committee members shall be elected annually, by majority vote on written ballots, at a Post meeting held not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the Department Convention, and shall be installed not later than the first regular Post meeting in October following their election.  Only those members holding current calendar year membership cards shall have the privilege of the vote in the election.  They shall hold office until their successors are duly installed.  Any Post Officer or Post Executive committee member may be removed for cause by the Post Executive Committee, a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the said committee being necessary to effect such removal.  The membership shall be entitled to be present at the Post Executive Committee meeting without voice or vote.  The decision of the Post Executive Committee shall be subject to approval or reversal by the Post membership at the next regular Post meeting where a quorum is present.

Section 5.  The duties of Officers and Executive Committee members shall be those usually appertaining to such Officers or Committee members and as further provided in the By-Laws.

Section 6:  Officers and Executive Committee members are expected to attend the regular meeting of the Post and Post Executive Committee.  Failure of any Officer or Executive Committeemen to attend three (3) successive, without reasonable cause having been furnished the Post Adjutant or Post Commander shall be cause for forfeiture of said office.  The Post Executive Committee shall decide when an Officer, by their failure to attend (3) successive business meetings, has forfeited their right to continue in the office, when or whether to declare such office vacant and when to order an election to fill the vacancy.

Section 7.  In case of vacancy in any office for any cause, the said vacancy shall be filled, at any regular meeting provided at least fifteen (15) days’ notice of such election has been given to the members.