The American Legion Department of Oregon


Clint D. Bolt

Sons of The American Legion National Commander 2019-2020

Clint D. Bolt was elected National Commander of the Sons of The American Legion in Indianapolis during the 48th national convention of the Sons of The American Legion. Clint is a proud member of the Sons of The American Legion John D. Sudduth Squadron 72 in Warrenton, Va., where he has been a member since 1998. Clint married his wife Becky in 1987, and they have one son named Jason. Jason is married to his wife Rachel, and they have a daughter named Ella Marie, who is 1 ½ yrs. old. Clint has two stepsons, Greg and Josh. Greg has a 12-year-old son named Caleb James. Josh is married to his wife Racheal.

Clint is a restoration carpenter. His most notable work is on North Wales, a 1750’s Country Estate in Warrenton, Va., once owned by Walter P Chrysler Jr. This home is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places and is one of the largest homes in Virginia.

Other prominent work is on the c.1858 private residence of The Gray Ghost, Colonial John Mosby. This home served has a museum for the town of Warrenton for several years. Now a private residence, the home is part of the Civil War history of the town and the State of Virginia.

Clint’s other interest in old things extends to classic cars. He is a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Car Club of America. His current project is a 1935 Master Sedan. His goal is to have the car completed by the Memorial Day parade next year. There is nothing he likes more than going to car shows and seeing all those beauties.

Clint has served his squadron and detachment at all levels. Clint is most proud of the detachment scholarship program he started in 2003. Clint served as national vice commander in 2010. He served as Children and Youth Commission chairman, VA&R Commission chairman. He was the national representative for the Sons of The American Legion on the VA Volunteer Service National Advisory Committee. This is the only outside organization that the Sons belong to with full voting privileges to assist The American legion.

Clint is eligible for membership through his grandfather Kennard “KC” Bolt. He served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II and was stationed at Norfolk, Va.

Clint is very proud of his grandfathers service in the war but is also just as proud of his grandmother Marie Bolt’s service. She, like so many women at that time had to raise the family and work toward the war effort. She not only had her husband in the war but also had three brothers and many other family members serving. Remarkably, she managed to keep the home going raising little children, the oldest was his dad, William Bolt, but she was a lathe operator at the torpedo factory in Alexandria, Va.

Carl Pawlik

Sons of The American Legion Oregon Detachment Commander   2019-2020

Born Dec. 29, 1952. He has three children and five grandchildren. His eligibility is through his father, a WWII Veteran, and a past member of the American Legion of Wisconsin. He grew up in central Wisconsin, attended school there, and then moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to attend college and work for the SUPERVALU grocery chain.

In 1972 he became employed by the Open Pantry grocery chain as a manager. In 1976 Carl moved to Madison, WI., to open a new store for the company and shortly after that bought his first store. In 1981 he sold his stores and went to work for the Sheraton Hotel chain doing inventory control.
In 1983 Carl became employed by the State of WI., working with individuals with severe developmental disabilities. He started working with children and progressed to the aggressive adult population.

In 1990 Carl transferred to Mendota Mental Health Institution, one of the premier mental health institutions in the country. He started working with teenagers on a forensic unit doing inpatient care, and court-ordered evaluations.
He transferred to Lorenz Hall, the first Maximum Security Juvenile Treatment Center in the country.
Four years later, he transferred to the adult Management Treatment Unit, which does court-ordered mental health evaluations and housing individuals who were unable to coexist with others.

In October of 2003, he was injured and forced into retirement.
In 2007 he married his current wife Barb and moved to Eugene, OR. In 2012. He became a member of the SAL Squadron #83 North Eugene Santa Clara in 2014, became Adjutant and Finance Officer in 2015. Elected in 2016 to become SAL Commander, his goal was to change the attitude, make the Post profitable as well.

During his tenure as Commander, he started new events, reworked old events, and developed a contract between all groups in the Post Family to divide funds from events. The results were the SAL receiving numerous awards at the convention, the National Silver Award for Child Welfare, and Post #83 receiving the Unity Award.



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