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Post 263  Hetland, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: March 11, 1946

POST NAMESAKE: William B Haufshield Jr January 10, 1916 -- November 17, 1944 Killed in Action in Werth, Germany William B. Haufschild, Jr. was born.. Read more »

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American legion Post 263 is named after William B. Haufschild Jr., a 28 year old Army sergeant killed in a tank battle in western Germany in late 1944. An organizational meeting was held by returning WW II veterans and local WW t veterans in November 1945. National Commander John Stelle signed the charter for the new post at Indianapolis, Indiana on March 11, 1946. There were twenty-two charter members. Meetings were held in the Hetland.. Full story »
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