American Legion Nelson County Post 42


Service Officer Assistance

What is a Service Officer?

  • American Legion Service Officers are specially trained to provide assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families.  While the majority of a service officer's work involves application for VA dsability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.

Who is American Legion Post 42's Service Officer?

  • John Stover is the Service Officer for American Legon Nelson County Post 42.  Although we have one elected Service Officer, we other members of the American Legion Family at Post 42 trained to assist with the duties of a Service Officer.

How do I contact the Service Officer for assistance?

  • You can call or text (502) 337-0516.  Please leave a voicemail.  You may also email to schedule an appointment.
  • For anyone located in Bardstown, you can visit us at 703 McDowell Blvd. Suite 202, Bardstown KY 40004 for walk-ins on Thursday Evenings 4pm to 8pm.
  • Most Friday's throughout the year VSO's are available at Sousley VAMC Campus, Leestown Rd., Lexington, KY at building #28 from 0800-1200hrs.  Contact Volunteer Services for dates at (859) 281-3930.

What are some of the items I need to bring when talking to a Service Officer?

  • A copy of your DD214
  • If possible, a copy of their private/third party medical records that may support your claim. 
  • Military records dictating an in-service injury or disability.
  • A copy of your banking account #, routing #, and name of the bank unless this has already been established with the VA
  • The DOB's & SSN's for the spouse and any dependent's of the Veteran.


Below are a few resources to help you with your claim.