In 26 years as a member of the American Legion, Bob Letcher has worked his way up to traffic cop because of all the people he sees coming and going every day.
Letcher is the commander of Post 135 in downtown Savannah, one of the most historic posts in the area and also one of the busiest.
In addition to the day-to-day activities of the post, Letcher oversees relationships with several businesses that rent space in the half-block building owned by the legion.
Local 1110, Brighter Day and the Sentient Bean all are tenants of the post.
"It's kind of more you're running the Legion, but your also running a business,'' said Letcher, who has been commander of Post 135 for five years. "There's always a leak somewhere.''
Add the Legion's Lounge, which is open to the public, and Betty Bombers restaurant and there's plenty of work to fill Letcher's schedule.
"It's a little different than most American Legions," he said.
But it's the good work being done at all Legions that drew Letcher to the organization.
"I just think it's great to help veterans and organizations that assist veterans. It's very fulfilling,'' said Letcher. "We donate to Honor Flight, USO, Wounded Warriors. We do a number of things in the community, giving back, so we pride ourselves on giving out donations.''
And Letcher takes pride in Post 135, which he joined after moving to Savannah from Pembroke.
"I looked at all the posts in Savannah and I just fell in love with this one,'' he said. "It has the history behind it, the things that have happened here in the past and the membership.''
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