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Post 159  Hoven, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: September 16, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: John J Peters

FIRST COMMANDER: A.J. Tobias

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Charter Members: Frank Mullen, Oscar L. Beaudry, Louie F. Huber, John Pruys, Leo J. Krzyzopolski, H. E. Coleman, John T... Read more »

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History – John J. Peters Post 159 1919 - 2019 In February 1919 a temporary committee of American Officers serving in France during World War I was formed to take steps toward organizing an association of veterans of the Great War; an association to keep alive the principles of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy for which they fought. On March 1, 1919, a tentative constitution & plans were made to caucus in St. Louis later that year. The second caucus resulted in the new organization being officially chartered by the Congress of the United States. On January 20, 1920, Hoven`s returning.. Full story »
Hoven Town Band Gazebo Paul Bertha – Director & Clarinet Frank Beringer -- Donovan Brehmer -- Coronet John Culling -- French Horn Geo Edrich – Director Joe Faas – Clarinet Dean Giese -- Trombone Mike Herrbaach -- Frank Kaiser—Bass Drum Charley Mack -- Coronet Henry Meyer – Trombone John H. Meyer – Tuba John Meyer -- Coronet Nick Meyer – Trumpet, Accordion, Violin Urban Meyer – Trumpet William Rader -- Trombone Richard Simon – Trombone Barney Weber – Clarinet Erwin Weisgram – Trumpet John Weisgram -- Coronet Johnny Weisgram – Drums Herb Weisgram – Trombone Cletus Zweber -- Accordion Ray.. Full story »
John J. Peters Post 159, Hoven, SD The American Legion—First Half Century of Service Here in capsule form, is a year by year history of Hoven`s American Legion Post space and Complete records necessarily limit the information presented, but we hope this will give you an insight into the organization`s busy agenda from it`s birth fifty years ago to the present time. 1919 – In February 1919 a temporary committee of American officers serving in France during World War I was formed to take steps toward organizing an association of veterans of the Great War; an association to keep alive.. Full story »
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