Samuel J. Bush Post 207



Since our charter in 1959, American Legion Post 207 has been welcoming veterans of all branches of our Armed Forces. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, country, and community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace, and blessings for our country, friends, and families embodied in our preamble below.



For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to Posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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Dr. John L. Coaxum

We salute Dr. John L. Coaxum, our departed comrade and Post Adjutant, and thank Him for his contributions and service to our country, community, and Post. Dr. Coaxum transitioned to Post Everlasting on Friday, April 12, 2024. Post Everlasting is the final destination within the American Legion where our departed comrades transfer when they are called for duty by the Supreme Commander. "For God and Country."

Dr. Coaxum was a lifetime member of the Samuel J. Bush Post 207, the American Legion Department of South Carolina, where he was a Post Commander for one year, an Adjutant for 58 years, and a District Commander for 26 years. As District Commander, he organized five posts. Dr. Coaxum was Zone 5 Commander for two years and Chairman of the Credential Committee for six years. For two years he served as the Chairman of the Oratorical Committee. He attended several National conventions as well as several American Legion conferences in Washington, D.C. It was rare for Dr. Coaxum to ever miss an American Legion Post meeting, or a Department (State) convention or conference.

Dr. Coaxum received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Allen University, a Masters from Southeastern Oklahoma University, and a PhD in Education Administration from Nova University. He retired from the Beaufort County School District after 34 years of dedicated service with eight years as an educator and 26 years as an administrator. Dr. Coaxum was a 27-year member of the Shriners who affirm religious tolerance, patriotism, freedom, charity, and integrity. He was a 26-year member of the Masons who are dedicated to fellowship, moral discipline, charity, and obedience of the law. Dr. Coaxum was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and was presented with a Service award for 35 years of devotion and service and for exemplifying the Four Cardinal Principles; Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Dr. Coaxum was a member of Grace AME church where he was a steward and leader for 40 years.

Click here for Dr. John L. Coaxum's obituary at Chisolm Galloway Homes for Funerals.


Dr. John L. Coaxum Scholarship


Post 207 is offering seven $1,000 scholarships to one senior graduating from each of the seven high schools listed below:

Battery Creek High School
Beaufort Academy
Beaufort Christian Academy
Beaufort High School
Bridges Preparatory School
John Paul II Catholic School
Whale Branch Early College High School

Application and criteria can be found here.

Donations to the scholarship fund may be made via CashApp at $post207 or by mailing a check to Post 207, PO Box 1526, Beaufort, SC 29901.

Questions? Contact any officer or email the Post at beaufortpost207@gmail.com


Non-Profit Status

Post 207 is a 501(c)(19) veterans organization, under the American Legion National Headquarter's umbrella, and is registered with the SC Secretary of State.

Community Sponsors & Donations

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Beaufort community, join our Post as a sponsor. Click the Sponsor /Donation button for details. 100% of the money raised is given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children and give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.
Meetings & Location
May's meeting will be on Monday, May 6th at 6 pm. Voting for the 2024-2025 officers will take place at this meeting so the newly elected officers may be reported to Department before the Convention on May 16th-19th.
Post 207 is open on Thursdays and Fridays at our new location - 23 Chowan Creek Bluff on Lady's Island. Fish, chicken, ribs, shrimp, and cold drinks are served!



Constitution & Bylaws

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