Connie Jo Popham Purchis
was installed as the 14th district commander at the 85th American Legion Department
of Texas convention in Lubbock on July 12.
District Commander Purchis is a native of Floresville.She is eligible for American Legion membership through her service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.She has been a member of the American Legion for 26 years and is a life member of Floresville Post 38.Purchis
is active within the American Legion
and has held many offices.She
has the honor of being the first woman ever to hold an office in the American Legion
Department of France.In addition, she was the department chaplain and held the offices of post chaplain and adjutant, district vice commander, and division chaplain.
Purchis also is the immediate past director VIP of the 20/4.The 20/4 is an honor society of female Legionnaires.
Also a 25-year member of the American Legion
has held the offices of president, vice president, and secretary.Purchis
is the daughter of Clarence and Lea Popham.