I went to the Verizon Store to seek help for my AOL mail not working. They claim it is an "AOL problem", not a Verizon or Droid problem. The store rep went onto a super-secret-Verizon-employee Forum, and after reading for awhile, announced that if I installed the K-9 Mail app, that it would retrieve my AOL mail.
Anyway....I installed K-9 and..yes, it is retrieving my AOL email. I've only been using it for about 2 hours, but wanted to post here in case someone else is having trouble. The only problem so far with K-9 Mail is there is apparently NO USER GUIDE, so you have to figure it out as you go along.