Moon backed for department commander

By Tim Engstrom

Dr. Carl Moon has been endorsed for Department Commander for the 2024-2025 membership year by Kriesel Jacobson Post 560 in Zimmerman. He has also been endorsed by the 6th and 9th districts.

In 1972, Moon was awarded the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, through the U.S. Air Force, to attend Southern College of Optometry, in Memphis, Tenn.

Mugshot for Carl Moon
Carl Moon

Moon served in the Air Force 1976 to 1984.

He is a Paid-Up-For Life American Legion member with 34 years of continuous membership. He served as Post 560 commander for two terms.

On the 6th District level, he served as commander, vice commander, County Council commander, chaplain and, most recently, as membership director.

On the Department of Minnesota level, he served as Employment Committee chairman for five years, chairman of Finance Committee 2022-2023 and is currently the president of the Legionville Board of Directors.

On the national level, he is the national commander’s representative to the VA&R Commission and is one of only four members appointed to the TBI/PTSD Committee. He is a member of ANAVICUS, Sons of The American Legion Squadron 560, 40&8 Voiture 414 and has a life membership in the DAV. Moon is also a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 560.

Moon was employed at the St. Cloud VA as an optometrist for 20 years and retired in 2020. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married 49 years, have two daughters, two grandsons and four granddaughters. She is an Air Force veteran, Alternate NECman and a past commander of the district and department.