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Post 280  Iroquois, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: February 18, 1947

POST NAMESAKE: Vernon Lyle Bensely and Marion Mather Rounds Jr

FIRST COMMANDER: Leo Schultz

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Marvin Whites was a charter member. Donald P "Mickey" Owens was elected Department Commander 1993-4. Charemon Dunham American Legion National.. Read more »

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Vernon Lyle Bensley was born January 10, 1924, at Iroquois in Kingsbury County, South Dakota, to Welsey and Anna Bensley. He received his education in Iroquois and graduated as salutatorian from Iroquois High School in 1942. Before he entered the service, Vernon attended college in Huron. Vernon Bensley was called into service on March 17, 1943, and reported for active duty ten days later at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was trained in Camp Blanding, Florida;.. Full story »
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