Sunday, September 20, 2015

Oh Really!!! Part iii (Alexander Nicholas Hilliard versus the Legion)

Below is the document Alex had composed just prior to his death in regard to false accusations about him by the commander of the legion and others involved with it. Needless to say he couldn't use the Legion's printer (which he had donated to the legion) because he had been banned from the legion by the commander. Therefore, he had been to several people in the area to see if they could print it for him. Although he never (as far as I know) had a chance to sign the document before his death there are plenty of witness to prove that he did author the document. At least five or more of his friends were given the digital documents by him.


With all the rumors and BS going around after Alex' death it has been real hard trying to sift through all of it to try and find out exactly what happened. The fact that the Sheriff's department has been pretty tight lipped about the whole thing hasn't helped although I was told by one deputy that there will be a meeting to try and dispel all the rumors and let the truth be known. I have been out of the area with medical problems so I can't say for sure whether this has already happened or is still pending? I'd been holding off on this blog post waiting for that, but I have gotten tired of waiting. The problem with this meeting is that it was supposed to be at the legion and most people that I know refused to go there for it and wanted it moved to some other place. I my self have little desire to go there to.

Back a few days before the last election for officers at the legion I posted a thread on Facebook (Our Terlingua). In that thread I did all but beg any members in the area to show up at that election and vote, but unfortunately it didn't happen. One of the officers at the time wasn't even able to be there because of being out of the area for medical appointments. For that reason he should have been included in the election as that post officer again. No one ran for his post anyway, but that was what the commander intended since he was planning to get reelected as commander again come hell or high water. In other words he had the deck stacked in his favor and wanted to keep it that way. There were not enough members there to prevent it so now we have a dysfunctional legion as far as it being a BIG community support group for any and ALL locals to go. (As it was for many years.)

In the thread I mentioned above the commander's wife was sitting outside during the next meeting along with a good number of other people who were not allowed to vote to keep the legion as it has always been. It was decided by the few officers that had (in my opinion) stolen the election the month before. Anyway I made the comment to several people there that her husband was wearing a Vietnam Vet cap and was not a Vietnam vet. (Fact) The commanders wife went ballistic and stormed over to the table where we were sitting, slammed her fists on the table (which startled everyone at the table to the point that they nearly jumped out of their chairs.) That included me. She said that her husband was a Vietnam vet and I said "No he isn't" She then said You had better quit lying about my husband." Oh really... Since when is the truth a lie? All I said to her after that was "I'm not going to argue with you." Three times as she kept up ranting. Next thing I know she had gone inside to tell a totally different story evidently because one of the people in the meeting came out and told me that they had called the Sheriff's department and were going to ban me and have me thrown in jail for VERBALLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN??? You've got to be kidding! They did ban me from the legion despite the fact that that didn't happen and there were plenty of witnessed to prove it. They also banned several customers, employees and ex employees including Alex, Karen and a number of others for no reason at all.

Below is the response from the commander's wife to my post trying to get members to show up to the election and my response to hers.

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Lynnette Dawson 7:20pm May 4
Save the Legion? David Smith has done nothing but try to destroy the Legion for the last three years. Before District came and took the Commander-ship from him he told all the locals the Legion was closing he was giving all the beer and food away with a big party. He was not even going to renew the beer licence. Then after the last election he is telling all the Locals not to come to the Legion and to not support them. The Legion is going to survive and it has a lot of good people in position to make a difference.

My reply:
Ok... Time to shoot holes in all of above bullshit lies and Defamation of my character. First off I have not been trying to destroy the legion for the last three years! I have been heavily supporting it for the past six years. It was doing fine while I was the commander. Put the blame where it belongs. District came and did the usual CHANGE OF COMMAND and it was NOT two months early it was two weeks early. Never the less it was still the normal change of command ceremony. The sheriff's department had nothing to do with it. Patric was there (Probably at the request of a very insecure person), but the only conversation he and I had was about a young lady that had been living in the desert in her car and was dangerously close to dying from the heat. He told me they had to escort her out of the area. My reply was "Good she didn't belong here and would have died here." Now I was stepping down as commander and it was up to the next commander to take care of anything coming up that would effect his command. (Including renewing the beer license, the Non Profit organization status and so on. Don't be blaming that on me! I did NOT give away all of the beer and food. I didn't even have a party. The bar tender quit and walked out which left some customers in there that weren't ready to leave. I did give away three pizzas (Shared by the customers) and maybe a case of beer to the customers that were still there before closing it down. I was still the commander at the time and that was an executive decision to keep from pissing off customers. I've seen a lot worse executive decisions lately and if the legion shuts down I won't be responsible for it. I haven't been the commander in over a year. As far as me telling people not to go there? More BS. IF I told anyone not to go there they would probably do it to spite me.
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Now after I made my reply her reply to my thread mysteriously disappeared, but Hey! You know it was on the internet and once you post something you can't take it back. That was actually a quote in an email I got through Facebook. I also have the digital from showing that it was posted there (Which I put back where it couldn't be deleted.)

Now... With all of this said I am calling for the resignation of ALL current officers of American Legion post 653  and a new election to be held with different (HOPEFULLY) reputable members to once again restore the legion to what it has been. (A place of support for the community and not an embarrassment to it.)

That's it for now Folks.


26 comments:

  1. This looks and is a horrible mess low class individuals fight there, that could end some those, killing others etc, false blaming, closing it (plus Roads closings etc) Sheriffs involvement etc JUST A NASTY MESS, i ve been driving by the area for 12-15 years, will take care NEVER stop again by that ugly renegades stuff ever . Why Terlingua becoming such a bad place ? Unbelievable this has descended so low. Bet this Guy will "delete" this comment, I will not follow further.

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  2. You say you want follow or post again every time you get on here Pablo!

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  3. This whole thing is destroying the place forever. Why can't it go back to where everyone (almost) was having a good time? I've never seen anything different...if you got something going good, along come a few and screw it up.

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  4. Not much chance of it getting back the way it used to be. (or even close)

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  6. Sorry to hear about all the problems in the area.My wife and I are moving to the ranch from o.k.c.......sounds like well be staying close to home or at least away from the legion.......any free advice ?

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  7. Sorry to hear about all the problems in the area.My wife and I are moving to the ranch from o.k.c.......sounds like well be staying close to home or at least away from the legion.......any free advice ?

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  8. No on the advice. you make up your own mind.

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  9. What''s the latest? And any input on the new National Geographic TV series "Badlands, Texas" that just started? Review and Video

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  10. rj, still not much and probably never will be. I can't do any thing other than watch trailers on the badlands deal so don't watch much. I figure its just another so called reality show.

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    1. Only one episode so far. Here's a link that works for now Badlands Episode 1

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    2. Thanks. There is a lot being told though.

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    3. That should have read NOT being told.

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    4. Last Badlands episode claims the not guilty verdict was based on bully tactics and lies from the jury foreman.

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    5. They have blocked watching all of the episodes after the first 4 on Youtube. I watched the first 4 there and the rest on daily motion, but as of yet I haven't found a site to watch the last one on. Needless to say I'm pissed because I don't have a TV or satellite dish and refuse to pay some site just to watch the last one!

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    6. Not much happened other than a little wrap up of the residents afterword including a look at La Kiva as it was being remodeled. The jury member who claimed misconduct by the foreman was a woman shown only in the dark. The show indicated Tony is several states away and Rhonda left but she might be back.

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    7. I finally found it on dailymotion.com and was able to watch it there. There was supposed to be a vote somewhere online to see if there was enough interest to do another season, but I never found it and doubt that it would fly anyway.

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  11. Already seen it rj, but thanks for posting it for others. There won't likely be anything about Alex in the whole thing though. I think that's already been whitewashed.

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  12. Jeff Reidy The guy that owned the barn where they turned the Red Racer loose died of a heart attack (I guess last night) or maybe this morning. We called him Dock. He was a darned good guy. RIP Dock. I just saw him yesterday morning and he was the picture of health.

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    1. Not quiet yet, but Happy New Year back.

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  14. You live in a beautiful place. Hard but beautiful. It is too bad that those of us from far away cannot see it more often. More photos even if they are not of the highest quality! A good lesson to all of us comes from a very very old veteran: http://prunepicker.blogspot.com/
    if you can take the time to read his life.
    No matter where you live, and who may be around you, there can be a bit of joy and recovery. I hope you can find some as well. There are always people who cause problems, and then there are those who don't. But congratulations on still being there; I've been following you from the beginning (SIX years), and it seemed as if you thought you might not last long, or at least had some doubts. But here you still are!

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  15. So if you don't write a new post we will think the "Bust" part of the title won out....:)

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  16. Well alrighty then. I'll see what I can do.

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