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Post 63  Lake Preston, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: September 6, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Porter L. Rich

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1940
American Legion Post #63 in Lake Preston, South Dakota was named after Porter L. Rich, he the first person killed in action in WWII from Lake Preston, SD. In Memory of Us Navy Boiler Tender First Class Porter Leigh Rich Lake Preston, South Dakota Kingsbury County March 24, 1913 – December 7, 1941 USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, HA Porter Leigh Rich was born in Lake Preston, on March 24, 1913. He was born to.. Full story »
In Memory of Us Navy Boiler Tender First Class Porter Leigh Rich Lake Preston, South Dakota Kingsbury County March 24, 1913 – December 7, 1941 USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, HA Porter Leigh Rich was born in Lake Preston, on March 24, 1913. He was born to Louis and Ora Rich. Porter also had three siblings. One sibling who was older than he was Frances. The other two were younger. They were Fern and Alford.. Full story »
2010
History of Lake Preston American Legion Post #63 Charter granted to Post #63 on September 8, 1919. The Commander of Post #63 was L. R. Johnson. There is no recorded history of the Post with the exception of the roster of membership and the list of officers until 1926. The first meeting place in those early years was in a room in the basement of the First National bank of Lake Preston. Later a small kitchen was installed where “a good cup of coffee and a good oyster” were shared. The oyster stew tradition has carried over the decades and.. Full story »
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