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Post 1  Denver, Colorado

ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: August 20, 1931

POST NAMESAKE:

The Leyden, Chiles and Wickersham American Legion Posts consolidated and Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post 1 was chartered on August 20, 1931 in loving memory of Private Leo T. Leyden, Captain Marcellus H. Chiles and Lieutenant J. Hunter Wickersham all of whom gave their lives for their country

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

The first Commanders of L.C.W. Posts were Daniel Sparr, Leo Leyden Post # 1, Harold Healy, Marcellus H. Chiles Post # 41 and Bill Rathbun, J. Hunter Wickersham Post # 51. In 1930 Kenaz Huffman, a member of Wickersham Post since its inception, was elected to serve as the first Commander of the Department of Colorado American Legion Posts.

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:

J. Hunter Wickersham Post # 51 was organized October 18, 1919, at the home of W. S. (Bill) Rathbun with twenty seven charter members. In 1921 and 1922 many small Legion Posts found the going tough and early in 1923 the following six Posts; Proctor, Preston, Hewitt, Steele, Rickard and Sharp abandoned their charters and joined forces with the Marcellus H. Chiles Legion Post # 41 and became known as Columbine Post # 41. In 1925 Post # 41 restored the name Marcellus H. Chiles.

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