Longtime Legion officer is retiring | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Longtime Legion officer is retiring

Gregory Crofton
Gregory Crofton / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Dee Dulac, a member of American Legion Post 795, will retire Sunday after 15 years of service to the organization.

She describes herself as bossy, but everyone else at the American Legion in South Lake Tahoe calls her invaluable.

Dee Dulac will retire Sunday after serving 15 years as an administrative officer for the American Legion Post 795, a branch of the largest veteran’s organization in United States.

“I learned a lot of things this year through Dee,” said Eugene Ross, who is just completing his first year as commander of Post 795. “I’m going to sorely miss her. She has really been an asset to me.”

Born in Iowa, Dulac moved to Southern California with her husband, who was a Marine. She became a criminal investigator for the Marines, before she moved to South Shore more than 30 years ago and discovered her passion – ski patrol and search and rescue.

Dulac patrolled at Heavenly, Sugar Bowl and Sierra Ski Ranch.

“I love skiing and had a desire to help,” said Dulac, explaining why she took the job. “I have worked everything on the mountain.”

Not long after she left the slopes, Dulac discovered she was eligible to join the American Legion. Membership requires military service in a time of war.

Since then she’s been running the joint.

“She was my right arm when I was commander,” said Curt Emrie, who served from 2002 to 2003. “If nobody else knows, Dee will know who to contact for this or that. She’s taught a bunch of us.”

Dulac’s retirement party is Sunday in the American Legion bar, off Highway 50 on 2748 Young St., starting at 2 p.m. The (Johnny) Cash Only Band will play.

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