Marco Island Post 404, The American Legion, Inc.

Affiliated Websites

Our Post welcomes your input. Forward your comments, opinions, ideas on how to improve our website. Send us your photos, notices of special events, your fundraisers and other items of interest that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of our community.  To contact us, visit our Post Location page.

Our Post, at it's sole discretion, will publish your submitted contributions we feel are merited. Express yourself.  Become an active member of our community.  The following are examples of worthy affiliated web sites.


Children's Organ Transplant Association 

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Why is Asbestos so Common in the Military?

Asbestos was heavily used in the military because of its insulating properties. It was a convenient material for construction and manufacturing applications. Veterans who held occupations such as construction and shipyard work had a high risk of exposure.

Despite representing only 8% of the nation’s population, veterans make up 30% of the cases of mesothelioma in the nation.


Learn About Veterans Compensation

Many of our country’s veterans were unnecessarily exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers during their service. If you are one of the many people who has developed mesothelioma after service in the military, we can help. Our VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, can help you file for benefits and receive compensation to help cover medical costs.

Commander Jewett can help you:

  • Navigate the filing process for faster payment of benefits.
  • Get benefits for spouses and children.
  • File for caregiver and housebound benefits.