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Post 15  Loveland, Colorado

ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: August 12, 1919

FIRST COMMANDER: John D. Duffield

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

FIRST IN OFFICE 1919
Commander: LT. John Duffield
Vice: Capt. S.E. Weller
Adjutant: O.M. Moore
Finance: Sergeant Lawrence Dill
Historian: Wm Anderson
Chaplin: Paul Mills
temp charter Aug 12 1919
official charter from National dated Nov. 20, 1920

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:

*American Legion Post 15
*American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15
*Sons of The American Legion squadron 15
*American Legion Riders 15
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Associated Veterans of Loveland building also houses
VFW Post 41
VFW Auxiliary 41
DAV Auxiliary 32

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1910
1919-20: John Duffield 1920-21: Ross Comly 1921-22: DR. W.W. Yates 1922-23: H.E. Reed 1923-24: Orville Moore 1924-25: E.R. Downey 1925-26: C.O. Winton 1926-27: Elmer Hicks 1927-28: Bill Hunn 1928-29: John Cross 1929-30: Reid Williams 1930-31: Charles Webb 1931-32: Arthur Perkins 1932-33: J.R. Patterson 1933-34: Ralph Solomon 1934-35: Earl Bolender 1935-36: Leonard Williamson 1936-37: W.L. Angove 1937-38: Campbell 1938-39: Raleigh Hull 1939-40: Kendall Hammond 1940-41: Emil Leslie 1941-42: Earl Foster 1942-43: John Gabb 1943-44: Jesse O'Brien 1944-45: Don Foote 1945-46: Ben Gregg 1946-46: C.C. Chaney 1947-47: Art Treharn 1947-48: Herman Hovde 1948-49: Samuel Hart 1949-50: A.Z. Carney 1950-51: Vincent Warriner 1951-52:.. Full story »
1930-1931: Howard E. Reed / 1969-1970: Harold Kelsey Full story »
NEC: 1935-36: William (Bill) Reed / NEC Alt, 1971-1972 Harold Kelsey Full story »
1962-63: Willard Parson / 1965-66: Wendell Nickerson / 1966-67: Harold Kelsey / 1981-82: John Steele / 1983-84: Beth Dove / 1984-85: Owen Clayton / 1985-86 Owen Clayton / 1986-87: Don Baxter / 1987-88: Don Baxter / 2007-08: Tony DuMosch / 2008-09: Tony DuMosch / 2009-10: Robb Smith / Full story »
Twenty six Veterans met at city hall to form the American Legion Post in Loveland, the start to a beginning. Full story »
It was on this day the Veterans of World War one submitted a formal request for an American Legion Post in Loveland #15. Full story »
Charles M. Weller / James L. Todd / George L. Wyckoff / Ralph I. Pittington / Raymond A. Patterson / Oscar Johnson / Raymond A. Patterson / Palmer Jacobson / Virgil E. Brown / Orville M/ Moore / Walter W. Yates / Clay D. Cullouze / John Mein Jr. / Fitzhugh L. Winey / Ravalt Petersen / Claymore K. Paris / E.L. Weinberg / Glen M. Puder / Stanley K. Shield / Harry D. Hall / Leslie E. Dawson / Warren Husted / Will A. Anderson / Paul L. Carnos / John Duffield / Lawrence H. Dill/ Clarence W, Dill. Full story »
Commander: Duffield / 1st Vice: Wilson / Adjutant: Moore / Finance Officer: Dell / Historian: Anderson / Chaplin: Mills Full story »
1920
On this day the American Legion Auxiliary Unit received their Charter Full story »
On this date Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 has received it's charter. Full story »
Permanent Charter received!!! on this date and here is the Roll Call of Officer:: Officer Roll Call: Commander: Ross H. Comly / Adjutant: Chauncey D. Winton / Treasurer: Raymond B Handy / Chaplin: Henry S. Sherman.. Full story »
Here is a full page ADD about The American Legion in the Loveland Daily Herald Full story »
As the researcher and Post 15 Adjutant, I have found there is much to be told about the American Legion Post 15 in its early days. Here are some highlights: Post 15 had a basketball team,football team, An orchestra, and held many dances during these days after the war. All while they continued to honor and serve their fellow veterans in the community. Full story »
Legionnaire Sheriff Frank Smith returns from Kansas City, MO. He reports the veterans were given a royal treatment. While in Kansas City Captain Smith many met many members of his former command, his company composed almost entirely young men from that city and vicinity. The occasion proved a interesting reunion for the company as well for the larger organization going out from locality-fort Collins ex press Full story »
On May 1923 a meeting was held at the Loveland Post to form a District within the Department of Colorado. On July 16th the first District meeting was held in Longmont Post 32,aprox 20 miles south of Loveland. Posts in attendance were Ft Collins Post 4, Loveland Post 15, Greeley Post 18, Brighton Post 46 , Boulder Post 10 ,and the Lafayette Post. Full story »
I'm not sure of the details, but I found a log entry in Post 15 minutes dated on May 30th 1924: "Civil War Vets refuse to march in Memorial Parade due to South vets" Full story »
Post minutes indicate that on this day the post had 94 members A great dance was held and brought in $183.00 to go towards the Chamber Commerce for lots for the Armory. They also had discussed the purchase of a wrestling mat. From the beginning Post 15 was very active with a Basketball Team, Football team, a drama group to preform plays at the local theater, and an orchestra and quartet who sang at various occasions. Often I noted through the minutes that they would travel and play against other posts as far away as 30 miles. Full story »
1930
Meeting held in Baptist Church with banquet for ex-servicemen and guests. Talks to explain what the American Legion is, Amos & Andy show / Strong and Kitchen were heard on the Legion broadcasting station H.O.W.L. They were followed on the air by Dorothy Dix put on by the Auxiliary. {notes taken from the Post 15 minutes} Full story »
Photo of the Annual National Conference held in Indiana. Home of the American Legion National headquarters. Far right in this photo is Past Post 15 Commander H.E. Reed.... in 1930 H.E. Reed is the Department of.. Full story »
General Howard E. Reed from Post 15 is elected as Commander for the American Legion Department of Colorado. Full story »
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